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Lyric 17 by Jose garcia villa?


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February 28, 2010 2:21PM

First, a poem must be magical,

Then musical as sea gull.

It must be a brightness moving

And hold secret a bird's flowering.

It must be slender as a bell,

And it must hold fire as well.

It must have the wisdom of bows

And it must kneel like a rose.

It must be able to hear

The luminance of dove and deer.

It must be able to hide

What it seeks, like a bride.

And over all I would like to hover

God, smiling from the poem's cover.