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Old 11-01-2010, 08:42 PM   #4210
Marcus Bales
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Huke -- Charlie Huke, American poet, b. 1920, founded the literary journals "Sickle", "Hoe", "Spading Fork", "Shovel", and "Scythe" before he gave up founding literary journals, only to see "Ploughshares" prosper immediately afterwards. Huke is perhaps best-known for this often-quoted quatrain:

We know a fair amount about our lovers’ eyes and hands
Which say so much and have so much to give,
But we know nearly nothing of each others’ body’s glands
Because our glands are very secretive.
My strength is as the strength of eight --
My heart is nearly pure.
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