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

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First Line: Love is like water or the air
Last Line: Like poetry!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets

Love is like water or the air
my townspeople;
it cleanses, and dissipates evil gases.
It is like poetry too
and for the same reasons.
Love is so precious
my townspeople
that if I were you I would
have it under lock and key --
like the air or the Atlantic or
like poetry!

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