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Today" by Reed Whittmore (a good one for critics!!)

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RobertB
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Today


Today is one of those days when I wish I knew
everything, like the critics.
I need a bit of self-confidence, like the critics.
I wish I knew about Coptic, for example, and Shakti-Yoga.
The critics I read know them, and they say so.
I wish I could say so.
I want to climb up some big publishing mountain
and wear a little skullcap and say so: I know.

Confidence, that’s what I need-to know-
And would have if I came from California or New York.
Or France.
If I came from France I could say such things as,
“Art opened its eyes on itself
at the time of the Renaissance.”
If I came from California I could say,
“Christianity was short circuited by Constantine.”
If I came from New York I could say anything.

I come from Minnesota.
I must get a great big book with all the critics in it
And eat it. One gets so hungry and stupid in Minnesota.

Reed Whittemore
In
From Zero to the Absolute

Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number:67-25062

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LOL...I love it
Nan
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LOL - Minnesota doesn't have a corner on stupidity.... I assure you...
RobertB
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LOL yeah.....Missouri is second!!!

hahahahahaha


Mongo just pawn in game of life.
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