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Ode Against A Grecian Urn

If all you need to know is beauty's truth. It isn't much you need to know on earth It's less than what appraisers say it's worth. This jar with frieze depicting frozen youth. Curators and collectors both agree Unlikely people try to steal from us. Experience turns trust more covetous. A beauty's owner views suspiciously. It may be best that beauty be destroyed A little worshiper of idols still Resides inside and ever, always will Until we're much less worldly employed. A thirsty world as to aesthetics thinks Urns pretty when it's everyone who drinks. (8/29/22)

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