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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Poetry-palooza for National Poetry Month

April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH and to celebrate poets, poetry and printed books, I'm hoping to post many poems here this month....

Introduction to Poetry  
by Billy Collins

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.
Here is a link to the Academy Of American Poets --- 
a wonderful resource for poems and Poetry online

"Modern Book Printing", 
fourth sculpture 
(from six) of the 
Berliner Walk of Ideas 
in Germany.

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