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August 23, 2012

Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems ***

*** Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems, Billy Collins, 2010

For a guy who doesn't do poetry, I seem to be reading a lot of it. It's all Garrison Keillor's fault. He read What She Said and I was hooked. Click through and read it and you will be too. So, I rushed right out to my local Amazon bookmark and got a copy of the book that contained the poem.

I liked a lot of the poems. I read it through, twice, just to make sure I didn't miss anything, and bookmarked several of them. There's a lot to like in Collins, who was the US poet laureate from 2001 to 2003.

Once I get done with the novels in my queue, I might try my hand at a few stanzas. Here's a sample of a poem I wrote fifteen years ago.
The earthworm has a bunch of hearts
Which makes him romantic, sorta
I would have to be one giant heart
To love you like aorta
You're welcome.

5 comments:

~kelly said...

told you.

Brad Whittington said...

What? You break a year of radio silence to say I told you so?

~k said...

That's the power of invoking Keillor & Collins in the same prayer. Also,I like to be right.

Brad Whittington said...

Prayer?

~kelly said...

Hymn, then?

"post" if you must, but I thought being technical was your day job...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5DCbu33GqY

(because everything is an offering of sorts...even blog posts & poetry)

;)