3 Days, 3 Poems Challenge (#3)

Kriti from Kritical Thinking  has nominated me for the 3 Days, 3 Poems Challenge and as today is the last day of the challenge, I thought I’d end with a poem about poetry.

Introduction to Poetry

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,
or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.
But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.

                                     – Billy Collins

As is custom, here is videoo of the poet performing Introduction to Poetry.

I hope you liked this challenge.

Happy Reading!

Jeannie

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