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When in public poetry should take off its clothes and wave to the nearest person in sight; it should be seen in the company of thieves and lovers rather than that of journalists and publishers.
But the graffiti evokes an image of the crowd,
The lost androgynous animal
That does not die but daily swells,
That longs for kindness then reveals
A different nature on toilet walls.
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Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
Rita Mae Brown
February 7, 1946
Brian Patten is an English poet and author.
Gargling with Jelly (1985)
Collected Love Poems (2007)
The Story Giant (2001)
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry (1998)
Juggling with Gerbils (2000)
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