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The Great Eye
by Phyllis Shalant

"When you write a poem, you are like a magician, because poetry can turn a piece of paper into anything you choose... If you are happy, your poems can be fireworks on a summer night or a fast dance. If you are sad, your poem can be a butterfly with one wing or a blind jump into a canyon. If you're angry, your poem can be a scalding kettle or a broken bottle."