A Little Encouragement, Friday Morning

Three of you four gay
One married to Zionist royalty 

Whitman was awesome
Wrote no-big-deal stuff too

Reznikoff was superb
Yet suffered anonymity

Ginsberg was world-influential
Scribbled drivel sometimes

You can (I know) write verse with verve
Prompt a tear, touch a nerve

(after reading Allen Ginsberg’s poem
“After Whitman & Reznikoff” in his Plutonian Ode)

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