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Three Short Poems

A Learned Man Came to Me Once (poem 1 of 3)

A learned man came to me once.
He said, "I know the way,—come."
And I was overjoyed at this.
Together we hastened.
Soon, too soon, were we
Where my eyes were useless,
And I knew not the ways of my feet.
I clung to the hand of my friend;
But at last he cried, "I am lost."

A Man Said to the Universe (poem 2 of 3)

A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."

I Stood Upon a High PlaceĀ (poem 3 of 3)

I stood upon a high place,
And saw, below, many devils
Running, leaping,
and carousing in sin.
One looked up, grinning,

And said, "Comrade! Brother!"


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