Saturday, May 26, 2007

Poetry Corner

A while back I confessed on Crimespace that my earliest publications were poems. I was published in a few "little magazines," and I actually got paid for my work in The Runner and Grit. Now and then the poetic muse still seizes me, and I produce poems full of pith and moment. Also full of symbolism and metaphorical language. But mostly full of pith. To wit:

There was a young laddie from York
Who ate all his meals with a spork.
He then tried a spife
But soon lost his life --
Cut his throat while eating, the dork.

Thank you. Thank you very much, ladies and germs. You're a wonderful audience. I'll be here all week.

6 comments:

  1. I haven't read poetry of this quality in a long time.

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  2. I like to provide a class post like this now and then just to prove that I'm a sophisticated guy.

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  3. Can we look forward to regular visits to poetry corner? If I'd had this when I was teaching sophomores, they might have read more poetry. Heck, I might have read more poetry.

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  4. If we're lucky, the visits to Poetry Corner will be few and far between.

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  5. This is awesome. Also, not enough poetry uses word
    spork" IMHO.

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  6. Absolutely. That word was my inspiration.

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