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This poem is taken from PN Review 121, Volume 24 Number 5, May - June 1998.

Songs from the Plays Kenneth Koch

'Around the hero, everything becomes a tragedy. Around God, everything becomes what? a world?'
Nietzsche


'Around songs, everything becomes a play.'
Shakespeare



Bring back the beds

Bring back the beds
And the hotels
And the sheets
All the pillows
Red of flowers
Out the windows
In a contract
An option
To do
Again what we
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