Friday, May 05, 2006

the english thinker

he's on the garden chair
hands clasped, brooding
with pear-drop breasts
dandelions buttering
the unmown grass

2 comments:

Dahny13 said...

Lovely poem!! There is a great quote by Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher(1813) that you might want to use on your site: "A poet is an unhapppy person who conceals profound angst in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music."
Isn't that just marvelous? Dahny

Bruce Hodder said...

Yes,he's right,there's always some kind of beautiful music in the best poetry, even if it's the mental music created by the unusual viewpoint, or the bell-ring of truth (however ugly). And the best poets are always the screwed-up ones. The embittered, the sad, the lost, the terminally confused.
Glad you liked the poem, by the way.