Spoken Words

Tonight I feel like I have an open mic night going on at home. The poems of Muriel Rukeyser, Ogden Nash, Gwendolyn Brooks and many others have been flowing and I’m enjoying every bit of their words. What’s going on at Casa Bookgirl you ask?

Well, the good folks at Sourcebooks sent me a copy of Poetry Speaks Expanded, a book with CDs featuring noted poets reading from their own work. It’s truly amazing. I have a feeling this is going to become one of my favorite poetry anthologies.

For now I want to sit back and enjoy the rest of the evening with these poets so I’ll leave you with this Dorothy Parker poem to enjoy:

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

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