Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It occurs to me

that one of these days, when I'm famous, I should publish the collected Renaissance Girl poetry-month blogpoems as an anthology. I'd enjoy reading them over again... (But then, my biases are really what this project is all about, yes?)


Love's the boy stood on the burning deck
trying to recite 'The boy stood on
the burning deck.' Love's the son
stood stammering elocution
while the poor ship in flames went down.

Love's the obstinate boy, the ship,
even the swimming sailors, who
would like a schoolroom platform, too,
or an excuse to stay
on deck. And love's the burning boy.

--Elizabeth Bishop

1 comment:

Lisa B. said...

Oh, isn't this a swell one! Just perfect.