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March/April 2018: Poetry Corner: Gradus Ad Parnassum

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Oh I know

If I'd practiced the piano

I'd never be so low

As I now am

Where's Sylvia Beerman?

Married, rich and cool

In New Rochelle

She was nobody's fool,

She didn't write in verse

She hardly wrote at all

She rose she didn't fall

She never gave a damn

But got up early

To practise Gradus

Ad Parnassum—she

Feels fine. I know.


American poet Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) published ten volumes of poetry between 1935 and 1976. They are available in her Collected Poems, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.

"Gradus ad Parnassum" by Muriel Rukeyser, from Collected Poems (2005). Copyright © 2005 by Muriel Rukeyser. Reprinted by permission of ICM Partners. 

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