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This poem is taken from PN Review 159, Volume 31 Number 1, September - October 2004.

Three Poems (translated by Sujata Bhatt) Michael Augustin

About Poems

Poems
are not written,
poems happen.

Poems
were there
before there were poets.

Poems
are scratched
window panes.

Poems
are decomposable
and therefore must not
under any circumstance
be burnt.

Poems
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