Saturday, May 9, 2009

quote Ellen Bryant Voigt, Poem T A Delmore

" Ellen Bryant Voigt, said, 'Resist any temptation to use the poem to make its readers like you, or admire you, or forgive you.'"

She is from Mississippi
Said you had to love fish
As Jambalaya arched
From her mouth to mine.
We got caught up
In a Romanian rhap.-
Her secret sin, dueting
With Eddie Mercury
As we sang: no escape
From reality.

I promised bibs and she
De-shelling the stew
This was too good to be true
And we set aside Monday
For karaoke.