Not All Poetry is Boring

7 Nov

The Tale of Custard, The Dragon

Belinda lived in a little white house,

With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse,

And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon,

And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.

Ogden Nash, (1936).

Copyright © by Linell Nash Smith and Isabel Nash Eberstadt.

See? Told you so. Not your cup of tea? Read on.

Dress: Secondhand on Ebay

Jumper: Op shop

Reading: The Golden Book of Poetry, Edited by Jane Werner, Illustrated by Gertrude Elliott, (Western Publishing Company, 1974)

“The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.”

Are you interested in a journey from playful extravagance, to the naked anguish of the psyche? Then why not try Michael Dransfield? Exquisite, no?

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One Response to “Not All Poetry is Boring”

  1. keith donovan November 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    I’m reading an anthology at the moment and I have re-discovered Gray’s “elegy in a country churchyard.” A sad, beautiful poem. I have also read about 10 Robert Burns poems. I always dismissed Burns as a lightweight. I have been wrong and now take great pleasure in reading his poems. There are many expressions that have become cliches in conversational speech EG “my love is like a red, red rose.” This line inspired the only line of poetry I wrote in my life “The rarest red lies in a rose.” I wonder what comes next. You could start a blog competition where people use it as a first line and complete their poem.

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