Cicely and Alicia have added more to our little hodgepodge collection of poetry, you can check out their efforts here.
Okay, so I do have a pseudo-announcement. I have been toying with the idea of presenting a weekly poem with my analysis of it, and inviting comments from you about what you see in the poem. If I did this, it would be another low-stakes, safe forum to throw out whatever you think of the poem. There are no wrong answers, although I'm interested in knowing why people see certain things in poetry (as in, what specific line/word/etc. gave you the idea that the speaker was angry with his mother?). I think it might be fun to have an analytical discussion thread going along with our writing. After all, the best way to improve your poetry is to read others' poetry. What do you all think? I'm not going to do it if you don't think it's interesting. Please comment on this post with your two cents.
New York, Chicago
among the top six worst hubs
for long flight delays.
Soccer mom who brought
gun to her kid's game found shot
dead with her husband.
Bad idea, Aussies:
group performs Jackson Five song
in blackface, whiteface.