In Dispraise Of Poetry
When the King of Siam disliked a courtier,
he gave him a beautiful white elephant.
The miracle beast deserved such ritual
that to care for him properly meant ruin.
Yet to care for him improperly was worse.
It appears the gift could not be refused.
| Best Poems | Short Poems
Email Poem |
Top Jack Gilbert Poems
Analysis and Comments on In Dispraise Of Poetry
Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem In Dispraise Of Poetry here.