Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE WIZARD IN WORDS, by MARIANNE MOORE

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THE WIZARD IN WORDS, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am dead'
Last Line: "merlin."
Variant Title(s): Reticence And Volubility
Subject(s): Merlin

"WHEN I am dead,"
The wizard said,
"I'll look upon the narrow way
And this Dante,
And know that he was right
And he'll delight
In my remorse,
Of course."
"When I am dead,"
The student said,
"I shall have grown so tolerant,
I'll find I can't
Laugh at your sorry plight
Or take delight
In your chagrin,

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