Intellectual Property Law
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It is always a risk to reproduce and fully republish someone else's work. If you do not obtain permission and simply publish, there is a very strong chance that the real owner of the poem could claim copyright infringement and consequently sue you for damages. If you cannot find information on the poem, do not publish it. This is a 'better safe than sorry' approach because if you end up publishing someone else's work without them consenting, you would have a very potentially expensive lawsuit on your hands, and one that you are unlikely to prevail from.
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