Friday, September 07, 2007

A Little Poetry for You: Armantrout

Happy Poetry Friday!

I chose this poet during my searches today because her first name is my middle name, and somehow that makes her a better poet in my view. Anyhow, the poem today is full of interesting images and a stop-and-think-about-it concept. Enjoy!

Two, Three
by Rae Armantrout

Sad, fat boy in pirate hat.
Long, old, dented,
copper-colored Ford.

How many traits
must a thing have
in order to be singular?

(Echo persuades us
everything we say
has been said at least once

Go here for the rest of the poem.

Go here for a bio of the poet.

Go here ... or here... for audio of the poet reading other poems. Fair warning, I find her a little too perky a reader.


Sara said...

Well, I didn't expect this at all from a poem that begins "Sad, fat boy in a pirate hat." Holy crap! You should keep picking poems by poets named Rae!

Nancy said...

Sara, it's a surprising one, isnt' it?

jama said...

I second what Sara said. What a surprise at the end. It's like a wake-up call.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the last 4 lines. It was like they were taken from another poem! Have you ever read the poem entitled " viagra ", by the irreverent latin Leo Masliah? Well, you should!