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Ambergris - by Stanley Kunitz - This body, tapped of every drop of breath, In vast corruption of its swollen pride, Proclaims itself the very whale of death; Yet, I believe, the hand that plumbs its side Will gather dissolution's sweet increase. Exquisite fern of death--in nature, ambergris. Meanwhile, thinking... Read more →

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