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The audience sat readied
For him
To sing songs to them
He sang
And they giggled and clapped
The whole show
Had a poignancy
To it
But it certainly
Didn't have that energy
Of that black coiled serpent
Who when it rears its head and rises
Reveals that G-d's words
Donít come in poetry.

Irwin R. Shaw - May 5th 1982