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
......................................before.)

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.

4 comments:

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.

Mark 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!