Comments: Everybody who's ever been in the joint knows you don't want to drop the cat

(forgive my presumptousness but i just tracked you down--)

today's amazing extra-credit challenge, guaranteeing successful entries a place at the poet's table in heaven, is to make a title out of an anagram of a poet's name, then write a poem about it in the style of said poet.

as did my new love, frances hearney (herewit presented without permission, but with total idolization, and a valentine if i can find his address):
Ah, SOB (Basho)

A yellow snake eats
The robin's lone precious egg—
You motherfucker
I Will Alarm Islamic Owls
by William Carlos Williams

I will be alarming
the Islamic owls
that are in
the barn

and which
you warned me
are very jittery
and susceptible to loud noises

Forgive me
they see so well in the dark
so feathery
and so dedicated to Allah

is he genius, or is he genius?

the poetrix

Posted by flo at May 11, 2004 07:44 PM