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Standing Prematurely Before Benedictio's Tomb
 
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   I have never looked for Guy's name in

   The Funerary Times or Gestalt World,

   Preferring to chuckle on finding it

   In unexpected indices.
 
 

   Adroitest of scholars,

   Impeccably reticent,

   He understood the commonality of

   Socrates and oaken tables.
 
 

   It took two generations for me

   To comprehend that the internal link

   Between the elegant poet and my blunt father

   Was the purity of their honor.
 
 

- David W. Mitchell
 
 

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