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DEFINITIONS, by                    
First Line: Poetry is an etching by beauty on a glass of words
Last Line: Become unreal.


Poetry is an etching by Beauty on a glass of words.


Silence is a prism catching the shafts of sound.


A Japanese Poem is a small man making an enormous shadow.


Montmartre is a gaunt face watching the white-grey shadows of Paris do a slow waltz with the
white-grey stones of Paris to a muffled, moaning music.


Thomas Hardy is Whistler's "Battersea Bridge."


Gorki is a light playing so glaringly on a mass of ragamuffins, in a room of corners, that they
become unreal.

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