In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. ~Robert Frost

21. mars 2012

World Poetry Day

Introduction to Poetry
by Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem

and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem's room

and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski

across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.

But all they want to do

is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose

to find out what it really means.

21. mars er den internasjonale poesidagen. Den skal feires med en diktbok og et glass vin i sofakroken.