We need to return Richard Siken's Crush to the library. (Yes, in spite of our love of the Digital Age we sometimes go old-school and read real books.) We loved these poems very much. Also our girlfriend Louise Gluck wrote the intro. We love her poems about the garden* very much also. We should swear off writing any more bad poetry after reading both poets' work but we get in trouble for swearing.
We especially love the way Mr. Siken's poem 'Anyway' was written: 'This poem was tweeted one line at a time on April 4, 2011, and shaped by the responses of other tweeters, as part of the Academy of American Poets’ 30 Days, 30 Poets feature.' Regular
I like seeing things: a hand, the moon, ice in a highball glass.Nice, huh? You can read more of Mr. Siken's work on his web site. Or when we take the book back to the library.
The light of the mind illuminating the mind itself.
Put it in a tree. Hide it in plain sight and climb higher.
We are all of us secret agents, undercover in our overcoats,
the snow falling down.
Kind of obsessed with Sam Smith.
* Of course her poems are about more than the garden. That was irony. This is from 'Vespers,' one of my favorites:
In your extended absence, you permit meThere's a lot going on there, and it's not gardening. Entirely.
use of earth, anticipating
some return on investment. I must report
failure in my assignment, principally
regarding the tomato plants.