Poetry Corner: Corporate Edition

My favorite poet, Archibald MacLeish, was trained as a lawyer before going into the poetry biz. This one seems to fit today.

CORPORATE ENTITY

The Oklahoma Ligno and Lithograph Co.
Of Maine doing business in Delaware, Tennessee,
Missouri, Montana, Ohio and Idaho,
With a corporate existance distinct from that of the
Secretary, Treasurer, President, Directors or
Majority stockholders, being empowered to acquire
As principal, agent, trustee, licensee, licensor,
Any or all, in part or in parts or entire —

Etchings, impressions, engravings, engravures, prints,
Paintings, oil-paintings, canvases, portraits, vignettes,
Tableaux, ceramics, relievos, insculptures, tints,
Art-treasures or master-pieces, complete or in sets —
The Oklahoma Ligno and Lithograph Co.
Weeps at a nude by Michelangelo.

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About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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4 Responses to Poetry Corner: Corporate Edition

  1. dave.s. says:

    Pomes! Have I got a Pome for you!

    http://www.elizabethkateswitaj.net/2011/02/poem-not-our-kind-my-dear/

    Much of what is going on is gnashing of teeth that the not-our-kind who don’t hang on the NY Times editorial pages for their moral guidance are not being forced to do as the NY Times would wish. NOKD.

  2. Pingback: the poetry of the corporation | orgtheory.net

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