Thursday, April 20, 2006

the fish almost swam right by

carl v. just pointed out that April is National Poetry Month and we at the fish are ashamed to say we almost missed it. i think jennsee and i are going to have to double-time it to make up for this lack of poetica notica - especially since carl v. in the same post told fishies to swim by our pond for a little dose of verse (thanks carl!!)

so here's one to start:

Spring is like a perhaps hand
by E. E. Cummings

Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

8 little fish:

Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Perfect ee for the perfect time of year. Nice save, Mysfit!

1:33 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

oh well, i think the saving has just behun, carl - jenn is going to be livid (or at least scarlet)

1:42 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

says jenn in her defense:
i posted a poem by edna st. vincent millay on the 11th...

but in all fairness i should probably post one of mine own...

2:36 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

in fairness i was going to mention that particular post, but then thought that you'd like at least a flimsy defense :)

3:34 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

pbbbbbbbth raspberries.

6:55 PM  
Blogger transience swam up to say...

ooohh, color me happy. i love ee.

12:12 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

there are all those "writings of the fish" already in the sidebar...

10:35 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...


ok trans - i know i've got my happiness crayola somewhere around here

12:51 PM  

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