Friday, December 01, 2017

"Laureate of Your Heart"

Francesco Petrarca, one of the first
Picked in 1342
Bernard André, appointed by Henry VII
Robert Penn Warren, U.S. laureate
As have been . .

Robert Lowell
William Carlos Williams
Robert Frost*
James Dickey
Billy Collins

*Vermont chose Frost, too.

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

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