20051206

After Carol Ann Duffy

A poem is not a cabbage
Even if it's really Green

A poem cannot iron a shirt
But who would read an iron ?

A poem cannot catch a bus
But will arrive when riding one

A poem won't drown your sorrow
But sorrow can drown a poem

A poem cannot tell the time
But often helps to pass some

A poem is never embaressed
Even when it is read

14 Comments:

Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I feel there's scope here for a tag so if you feel the erge, write on...

6:37 PM  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

what and spoil a perfectly formed poem? not likely!

2:22 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I very much doubt it CJ

6:09 PM  
Blogger Lorena said...

cute poem :) i'm curious to know why this title?

9:20 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Lorena, Carol Ann Duffy wrote a poem like this about a sceleton and a poet, it was a children's poem and I kind of borrowed the idea that's all it's a book I often read because I like it so much

9:52 PM  
Blogger Carbanion Tolodine said...

This one is pure like crystal-clear water. I love this two side style. What i can said about a so good poem.

Bye, take care of yourself.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Dan Husain said...

I like it! I like it! :-)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Queen Neetee said...

Playful, sweet, true, entertaining, clever, bold, and very neat. And so....

A poem can never die
Even if it is buried in praise.

4:40 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Carba and Dan, thank-you

Q Neetee, but many sleep in dusty librarys achoo! He He sorry couldn't help my self.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Roger Stevens said...

I'm a big Carol Ann Duffy fan. I've bought her new book, Rapture, for a couple of people for Christmas. I'll read it myself first, naturally.

Yours is a nice version of her poem poem.

12:27 AM  
Blogger Queen Neetee said...

So true. So true.

1:56 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Roger the best presents are definately the ones you get to read first, trouble is I'd never be able to part with a poetrybook once I read it, they become like old friends on my shelf.

Hi there Q Neetee

6:12 PM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Very enjoyable!
SilvermOOn

8:49 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Thank-you G E Lady hope your exhibition's going well

6:50 PM  

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