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  • Late Sabbatical Vistas
  • Joseph Herman
Joseph Herman
Department of Family Medicine, University Center for Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Correspondence: 42 Harav Uzziel Street, Bayit V'gan 96424, Jerusalem, Israel.

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A recent issue of a journal of poetry,With wider distribution than most,Embraces a poetic panoplyOf scurrilous scatological spatterings.Concurrently appears an interviewWith a poet of some age and prominenceWho has a need to use for emphasisFrequent excremental expletives.Does no responsibility attendThe editorial prerogative?Years ago I heard a man afflictedWith the disease of Gilles de la TouretteScatter echoing obscenities,Bursting the vaulted silence in a church.His coprolalia attaches no fault,And less offends the eye and the ear than these.

Is there no longer a need for a word fitly spoken?*

Charles R. Beittel, Jr.

Footnotes

* Proverbs 25:11. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-8795
Print ISSN
0031-5982
Pages
pp. 291-293
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-07
Open Access
No
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