The poem I've selected for the week is "Poppies" by Jennifer Grotz. I came across the link to this poem along with a nice introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Paris Review. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. My favorite lines in the poem are:
when the moths perch on the white walls,
tiny as a fingernail to large as a Gerbera daisyand take turns agitating around the light.
What does this poem say to you? Any favorite lines?
Other good finds of note this week are:
Today is Elvis Presley's birthday! Happy birthday, Elvis! Are You Lonesome Tonight? I'll keep you company. ;)
I'm a big fan of The New York Times' "Poetry Pairing" series. This week Jill Alexander Essbaum's poem "Precipice" is paired with a philosophy blog and a painting about time. Is there anything else you can think to pair with it?
A friend of mine, Jill Klein, has a lovely poem out in the new issue of Grey Sparrow: "My Breasts are A-okay." I love the sound in this poem!
Goodreads is holding a 2012 Reading Challenge. How many books will you pledge to read this year? I'm shooting for 64.
A funny comic for the week shared by Richard Fenwick via his Twitter account: Chicken Poetry by Doug Savage
How does your week look? Wishing you an inspiring one!