I got this book/CD for Christmas and loaded it onto my IPod, it’s been really neat being at the gym or walking to work and listening to poetry. I have it on shuffle, the juxtaposition between music and poetry is pretty amazing. Which got me thinking I don’t have a poem that I turn too…there are many that I love but there’s not one poem that I consider my favorite.
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That sounds like an interesting book – and having checked Amazon, a good selection of poems.
Like you, I don’t really have one poem I turn to – I have several, depending on need.
I used to recite “Jabberwocky” when I was out drinking.
But here’s part of another favorite, just for its sheer weirdness:
“I sit here with the wind is in my hair;
I huddle like the sun is in my eyes;
I am (I wish you’d contact me) alone.
Dogs laugh at me, folks bark at me since then;
‘She is,’ they say, ‘no better than she ought to’;
I love you irregardless how they talk.”
“The Lyricism of the Weak” by Peter Viereck
And bits of T.S. Eliot:
“I should have been a pair of ragged claws, scuttling across the floors of silent seas.”
I wrote that on the whiteboard at work one Saturday morning and co-workers spent the next week trying to figure it out.