2950RE: [johnbarth] to the literary circle
- Oct 14, 2005Great stuff. 'The Pleiades/you could probably buy downtown'
Glenn G. Gamblin
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Subject: [johnbarth] to the literary circleSpeaking of poetry, this one really blew me away this morning.c/eThe Writer's Almanac for Friday, October 14, 2005Poem: "Smell and Envy" by Douglas Goetsch from Nobody's Hell. © Hanging Loose Press.Smell and EnvyYou nature poets think you've got it, hostagedsomewhere in Vermont or Oregon,so it blooms and withers only for you,so all you have to do is name it: primrose—and now you're writing poetry, and nowyou ship it off to us, to smell and envy.But we are made of newspaper and smokeand we dunk your roses in vats of blue.Birds don't call, our pigeons play it closeto the vest. When the moon is fullwe hear it in the sirens. The Pleiadesyou could probably buy downtown. Gravityis the receiver on the hook. Mortalitywe smell on certain people as they pass.
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