Saturday, August 16, 2008

This Is Just To Say

After much careful thought, I have decided to swap Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass for Light in August in this week's 15 Classics in 15 Weeks project. The main reason is that I can’t find my copy of Light in August I am curious to discover Whitman’s take on some of the issues tackled by Hawthorne, his contemporary. Also, my Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Leaves of Grass is absolutely gorgeous and has been calling me since June. Have no fear, I shall tackle Light in August next week. It will still be August, after all.

In the meantime, I stand amazed at the magnificence of Leaves of Grass, and have been inspired to offer my own addition to the world of poetry:

For Tinkerbell, with apologies to William Carlos Williams

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the Oreos
that you hid in
the Tupperware drawer

and which
you were probably saving
for your lunch.

Forgive me
they were delicious
so chocolatey
and my revisions so hard.


Amber Lough said...

LOL!!! That's awesome. I love that poem.

Elise Murphy said...

Oh, poor Tinkerbelle.

I love William Carlos William.

On a more serious note:

so much depends
a well finished
filled with witty
beside the coffee

Jacqui said...

Amber, thanks!

Elise, I might rearrange:

so much writing depends
a hot coffee
filled with soy
beside something

J. Thorp said...

WCW is an old favorite -- love this post and the comments.

riffing poetry
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among a lot of blogs