Friday, February 10, 2006

The Daily Poetry Show: Salt Butter Worms

After Callimachus by Stephen Burt
As classical riffing poems go, this one is thankfully short and simple.

For My First Wife, While Married to My Second by Christopher Goodrich
I like the conversational aspect of this poem. And the things said and unsaid. As for the things said, I like the stuttering attempt to get to “all I want to say.” As for the things unsaid, that’s the story we’re left with, and what makes this poem worth another read.

Bird Studies Human Studies Bird by Cynthia Arrieu-King
I like the content but I’m not too crazy about the container. Enjambments drip. Lines lip at the spout. But the nuthatch feeds on the language while grackles get swept away in thought. Not too nutty and the corn is minimal. Sunflower seeds sunflower seeds sunflower.

1 comment:

Herself said...

The one to the first wife was AWESOME. thank you
~Tif aka uglygirly