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  • Even the Greeks say he was blind,
    the blind poet.

    That every Argonaut & every ship
    set sail from shores of lore,
    vivid with verbs & victories
    but from behind closed lids,
    Homer the blind poet.

    Homer the blind poet
    in his vivid mind at least,
    rigged a thousand ships
    sent each one sailing, twice
    for that singular one
    a voice that’s true.
    Homer the blind poet.

    But man, could he listen
    with that one set of oars!
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