John Ciardi, "For Instance" from For Instance. Copyright © 1979 by John Ciardi. Used by permission of the author and W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. This selection may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.
Source: Poetry (August 1978).
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