P O E T I C --- P A I N T I N G S


"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen" -- da Vinci

To write poetry, you must read and, read some more -- Me





Oct 15, 2009

Selecting a Reader by Ted Kooser






First, I would have her be beautiful,
and walking carefully up on my poetry
at the loneliest moment of an afternoon,
her hair still damp at the neck
from washing it. She should be wearing
a raincoat, an old one, dirty
from not having money enough for the cleaners.

She will take out her glasses, and there
in the bookstore, she will thumb
over my poems, then put the book back
up on its shelf.

She will say to herself,
"For that kind of money, I can get
my raincoat cleaned." And she will.
-- Ted Kooser



[Ted Kooser is the 13th U.S. Poet Laureate. This poem is included in "Poetry I 80  -- A Turning Back To Poetry" an Anthology complied by Billy Collins. There are many wonderful contemporary poets within this book. Billy did a stand up job in compiling such wonderful poetry and prose.]

7 comments:

22222 said...

nice post....................................................................................................

djWhite said...

Yes, I enjoy reading his poetry.

Sorcerer said...

wowwiee .
its beautiful

非凡 said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

非凡 said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

Jen@ricochet said...

I tried to find and email address on your blog, but couldn't. I had a comment unrelated to this poem. I wanted to say that I love the quotes in your header! I just wrote a short poem expressing some of the same sentiment. Check it out!

Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesant subiectul postat de tine. M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place ce am vazut.Cu siguranta am sa il mai vizitez.
O zi buna!