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Monday, 7 May 2018

Teaching the Ape to Write Poems by James Vincent Tate

They didn’t have much trouble
teaching the ape to write poems:
first they strapped him to the chair,
then tied the pencil around his hand
(the paper had already been nailed down).
Then Dr. Bluespire leaned over his shoulder
and whispered into his ear:
“You look like a god sitting there.
Why don’t you try writing something?”

From: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/teaching-ape-write-poems

Date: 1991

By: James Vincent Tate (1943-2015)

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