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Ron Padgett
Ron Padgett
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 17, 1942, Ron Padgett was elected as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2008...
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Words from the Front

by Ron Padgett

We donít look as young
as we used to
except in the dim light
especially in 
the soft warmth of candlelight
when we say 	
in all sincerity
Youíre so cute
Youíre my cutie.
two old people 
behaving like this.
Itís enough 
to make you happy.

Audio Clip
January 8, 2008
The Academy Offices
From the Academy of American Poets

From How to Be Perfect by Ron Padgett. Copyright © 2007 by Ron Padgett. Published by Coffee House Press. Used by permission of the publisher.
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