Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Poem To Enjoy

Just read the most recent post over at How A Poem Happens. This blog, if you're not familiar with it, features poems by contemporary poets as well as a Q & A about the writing of the poem.

Today's poem, by Zachary Schomburg is called "Scary, No Scary" and it's one of the best things I've read in a long time:


You’ll return 
to your childhood 

after a lifetime away
to find it 
abandoned. Its 

red paint will be 
completely weathered.

It will have 
a significant westward lean. 

You're well advised to read the rest of the poem here because the ending is my favorite part. It's pretty close to perfection in my mind. The poet's comments about the writing of it are quite interesting, too. Be sure to check it out.

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