First Will and Testament

Last Updated 26 Mar 96

I here deliver you my will and testament, in which you
will find that what I am is not at all what I would: I
make no demand that you be just in weighing it, for I
know that you will be so for your own sake; but I do
charge you by the religion of poetry itself not to sneer
at some things which may seem strange to you, for I
have burnt no house but my own and nobody will
force you to warm yourself at its heat.


Crossing on Staten Island ferry

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