Oyster Boy Review 11  
  April 1999
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Advice to Poets

James Broughton

Simplify. Clarify. Vivify.


Surprise your eyes. Break your heart open.


Look out! Here comes the Imperishable Light!
Accept no substitutes.


A cucumber shouldn't try to be a tomato.


Don't argue or mock. Unfurl like a rose.


Dose all your ills with laughter.


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Go beyond! Go beyond!

We are all participants in the marvelous.