Extrapolation; Inspired By A Soviet Artist's Reply To Just Criticism [Redux]

If a poem, or even prose, offends the [soul],

then writing any word is possibly dangerous;
and those who love poetry may have to fear it:
the extrapolation of that is obvious.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

The title contains an allusion to the headnote that Shostakovich affixed to his Symphony 5.  The brackets around the word "soul" indicate that is not my first choice for the word in that position on the line.


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