Tuesday, May 16, 2006

"Absent from the menus"     [boomerang poem]

The evening with its vacuum cleaner hums
the season's game thermometer continues
I've given up on figuring the sums
too daunted by the talons & the sinews
vichitra vina's rare in local venues
but balderdash is popular with drums
are choicest items absent from the menus?
the evening with its vacuum cleaner hums


For Joe Green; from an exchange today (in Comments on Ron Silliman's blog). Regarding the business of "schools" of poetry and warring factions, etc., Joe wrote: "Who cares? Write one good line." The above attempts a suitable reply.

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