Friday, December 01, 2017

"Laureate of Your Heart"

Francesco Petrarca was one of the first
Picked in 1342
Bernard André was appointed by Henry VII
Robert Penn Warren was U.S. laureate
As have been . .
Robert Lowell
William Carlos Williams
Robert Frost
James Dickey
Billy Collins
Vermont chose Frost, furthermore.

Each one of these poets was crowned
In honor of his Art
I have humbler ambitions:
Laureate of your Heart.
December 1, 2017



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