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Mar. 3rd, 2010

That poetry meme (ganked from everyone by now)

When you see this, post a poem on your journal.

This one is by my favourite poet, Billy Collins, who wrote one of my all-time favourite poems. Here's another... )

May. 28th, 2008

On the challenge of titles

I have a new story, all written and ready to post. Except. I don't have a title. So I turned to poets who are so much better than I am at this kind of thing. And I found this one by Billy Collins. I have to share because it's wonderful. )

Feb. 28th, 2008

Verse Thursday

It's been months since I've done a Verse Thursday, but lately I've been listening obsessively to Andrew Bird's incredible musical poetry. And this one hits awfully close to my life these days ... not in a bad way, just in a waiting-for-something-to-happen way:

Click for words, music, and pictures. )

Sep. 6th, 2007

Verse Thursday

Inspired by David Hewlett's owl impression I bring you a much beloved poem.

The Owl and the Pussycat )

Aug. 30th, 2007

Verse Thursday

Almost forgot what day it was! I found these poems scribbled on a piece of paper in a file from an old women's studies class. I thought I'd share them both.

2 poems by Alice Walker )

Aug. 23rd, 2007

Verse Thursday

I'm still enamoured with Stardust and started re-reading the book last night, so today's verse is the poem that begins it all.

John Donne's 'Song' )

Aug. 16th, 2007

Verse Thursday

Remember Verse Thursday™ back in the old days at that old place? Well, I for one liked it. So today I bring you a poem about one of my favourite places.

Bars )