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This poem is taken from PN Review 206, Volume 38 Number 6, July - August 2012.

Sanssouci Robert Gray
Frederick the Great's
summer palace, a rococo style
pavilion, with windows
that could make
a glass house,
is the yellow
of Hollandaise sauce
and has egg-white detail.

It arises, encrusted with sculptural
gestures, on a billow
at the edge of a great park. Below
the blazing gravel
of its forecourt there is laid out
what has been the project
of his heirs, also -

the gardens. These are loose,
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