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This poem is taken from PN Review 221, Volume 41 Number 3, January - February 2015.

Thank You for Saying You’re Welcome

Un bateau frêle comme un papillon de mai
Charles Bernstein

This is a totally
inaccessible poem.
Each word,
phrase &
line
has been de-
signed to puz-
zle you, its
read-
er, & to
test whether
you’re intel-
lect-
ual enough —
well-read or dis-
cern-
ing e-
nough — to ful-
ly appreciate th-
is
poem. This poem
has been written
for an audience of
poets, poets
who know the dif-
ference be-
tween the
simple past
...


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