Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Poetry Blitz, Eleven.


This post is the eleventh installation of book ends'
National Poetry Month poetry blitz. Read about it here.


Introduction to Poetry

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.

L. Stacks

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1 comment:

the NEO-traditionalist said...

How I love Collins! His poems never fail to make me smile. xo katie