Monday, December 13, 2010
I have a weird fetish with reading books about books and poems about poems. I prefer to read Stephen King's "On Writing" than any of his beautifully written stories (even The Dark Tower Series!). I read "Reading Lolita in Tehran" and loved its description of the original "Lolita" which doesn't interest me at all. And so on and so forth.
It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
of what is found there.
–William Carlos Williams
I'm enjoying so much poetry tonight.
Found poetry based on the "Missed Connections" part of Craigslist. I liked the following one a lot. I have swing memories too.
Swingsets are full of hope/regret
We ran to the swingset
after my suggestion.
I don’t know what that means.
Regardless, we talked of
childhood memories and limbs
that end up in the wrong place,
as I suppose all adults do whilst swinging.
I’m sorry that ‘ultimatums’ are what they are,
but know that there was
no greater meaning behind this one;
and that everything reminds me of you
and everything that we are not,
but could be/have been.
What are your favorite poems? poets?