Tuesday, December 22, 2009
'Human Beauty' by Albert Goldbarth + article link
If you write a poem about love ...
the love is a bird,
the poem is an origami bird.
If you write a poem about death ...
the death is a terrible fire,
the poem is an offering of paper cutout flames
you feed to the fire.
from "The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems 1972-2007," Graywolf Press, 2007.
No poem is tame if it's a good one, Albert Goldbarth would say.
Read the entire poem and an article about the poet at http://www.record-eagle.com/onpoetry/local_story_355064050.html