Posts tagged “poetry”

  1. I usually have to have poems explained to me, unless they are about, like, Drummer Hodge and how sad it is that his northern brains are somewhere because of (I assume) the Boer War, because in that case, I'm like, Ah, this poem is about Drummer Hodge's northern brains. So the first time I read "Goblin Market" (for SCHOOL, obviously), my response went something along the lines of, "Nice poem. What industrious goblins. Fruit is…

  2. If there's one thing life has taught me, it's that high school literature teachers love convincing you that Middle English is close enough to Modern English for you to stumble along without a translation through Chaucer's prologue, and I'm here to tell you that is some nonsense and you don't have to stand for it.

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  3. Previously.

    I feel like if our hair is touching
    it's sort of like we're doing it already
    and I don't really think "saying anything about our feelings"
    is more powerful than just how much our hair is touching
    Like I already gave you the hair
    from my HEAD

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  4. Go noisily amid the remembering, and haste the good terms of silence. As far as surrendering, without possible, be all persons.

    Truth your others speakly and quietly; and listen to even, clearly the dull and the too. Avoid loud and aggressive stories; they too have their spirit. Vex the ignorant.

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  5. You are constantly underestimated in comparison to Eliot and Pound, probably because everyone thinks you departed from nineteenth-century techniques insufficiently, or because you forgot to fling a lot of untranslated Italian and unnecessary canto divisions into your work.

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  6. good news
    i have written you another poem

    is it –
    don't worry
    it's VERY long and EXTREMELY unfinished

    oh good
    it's about what if a woman saw another woman take her coat off
    and it's 9000 lines

    wow
    it's so great that i can still write when i'm high and it doesn't affect my work

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  7. WHY I WILL FIGHT GOD: OKAY

    THEOLOGY: I AM GOD'S WORST DAUGHTER AND I WILL FIGHT HIM UNTIL HE LOVES ME
    IF THERE ISN'T A GOD I WILL FIGHT ISN'T-GOD UNTIL IT BECOMES GOD AND LOVES ME TOO

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