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Monday, August 07, 2006


by Robert M. Chute

These savages may not have
a written language, but this
they'll understand, Miles Standish said,
as he mounted Wituwamat's head
on a pike by Plymouth's gate.

For terror unto others, Gov. Bradford notes.
What we'd now call, making a statement,
or diplomacy by other means.

Robert M. Chute’s new book from JustWrite Books, Reading Nature, poetry based on scientific articles, is available from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.