Thursday, October 07, 2004

National Poetry Day today

The Guardian has a mood poem finder.

In the meanwhile here is one by Rita Dove

The First Book

Open it.

Go ahead, it won't bite.
Well... maybe a little.

More a nip, like. A tingle.
It's pleasureable, really.

You see, it keeps on opening.
You may fall in.

Sure, it's hard to get started;
remember learning to use

knife and fork? Dig in:
You'll never reach bottom.

It's not like it's the end of the world -
just the world as you think

you know it.

From On The Bus With Rosa Parks pub by Norton

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