Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Simple Post

The picture is apropos of nothing - It's fall, it's pumpkin season.

I'm reading a Poetry Anthology book and two pieces struck me so far:

Poetry - Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

                                    I, too, dislike it.

Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it,
one discovers in it, after all,
a place for the genuine

And from Ars Poetica by Archibal Macleish - I liked this line:

A poem should not mean ...but be


  1. Love the pumpkins. I'm not sure about that second poetry extract though. You see, if they mean that poetry doesn't have to have a deep and meaningful meaning then what they're saying is that my poetry is spot on!

    (Sorry, couldn't resist being a bit facetious especially as I've just posted up a rather rubbishy poem!!)

  2. Great photo. Love the little bit of shadow of the mom & stroller. And, great line about a poem just needs to "be."