Monday, September 8, 2008
The trick, one poet said to another,
is to make your long lines seem short
and your short lines seem long —
then, let your words echo like freight cars.
That’s no trick, the other poet replied,
it’s just plain common sense.
The talk that followed
was drowned out
by the sound
of a passing train,
In the Forum: Banjo-playing, detail-oriented plumbing interns wanted for ambitious study conducted by bearded, esoteric loons.