Monday, January 04, 2010

Remember: Y'all is singular. All y'all is plural. All y'all's is plural possessive.

Seagulls, council buildings, museum roofs, flags, it's all happening here!

Today the gang and I are headed up to the loveliest coast of Tasmania - the North West Coast - for some well earned rest [HAH!]. As Internet access will be uneven, if at all, I'm programming the robot again to take care of the posting while we're on the road.

I've instructed him to scan the archives and post some of my favourite poems each morning. Consider this week my very own Poetry Festival. Feel free to share your picks if you think I'm backing duds.

First up?
i like my body when it is with your, e.e. cummings

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh… And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you so quite new


Jackie said...

What a great poem. Happy New Year to you and the gang.

Kris said...

Javkie, I will admit that I am a big fan of good ol' e.e..