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on 9/6/02 10:11 AM, Robin Hamilton at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Not quite a direct parody of McLeish, but related:
> Only god could make a tree
> But you can make a girl like me.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Árni Ibsen" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 2:32 PM
> Subject: 'A poem should, etc.'
> A friend is writing an article on Archilbald McLeish's much quoted, misused
> and misunderstood contention in his Ars Poetica that 'A poem should not mean
> / but be.' I have a feeling that I've seen not one but many parodies or
> twists of these words but can't remember where. I'm I mistaken? Can anyone
> fill me in here?