Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HERO, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

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First Line: Fool, / put your adventures
Last Line: Roses for your button-hole.
Subject(s): Heroism; Fools

put your adventures
into those things
which break ships --
not female flesh.

Let there pass
over the mind
the waters of
four oceans, the airs
of four skies!

Return hollow-bellied,
keen-eyed, hard!
A simple scar or two.

Little girls will come
bringing you
roses for your button-hole.

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