Friday, April 02, 2010

The cruellest month?

Opal SunsetApril is National Poetry Month. Started by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, it has grown into a celebration involving poets, schools, libraries, bookstores, publishers, readers and listeners. To participate, you can attend a poetry reading, check out books of poetry from the library, or subscribe to Poem-A-Day with your email account.

If you're not ready for such commitments but are willing to take baby steps, we're presenting the first four lines from Clive James' poem, "The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered". If you like it, you can read the rest of the poem and an interview with the poet here, or check out Opal Sunset for more.
The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered
by Clive James
The book of my enemy has been remaindered
And I am pleased.
In vast quantities it has been remaindered.
Like a van-load of counterfeit that has been seized...
Happy National Poetry Month!

* "The Cruellest Month" is from T.S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land.

by JP @SS and AM @Main

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