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?


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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