Thursday, October 9, 2008

Good Stuff: Why I love Poetry

From "Underground",
Under water grottos, caverns

Filled with apes

That eat figs.

Stepping on the figs

That the apes

Eat, they crunch.

The apes howl, bare

Their fangs, dance . . .
by Barak Obama, printed in 1981 in a literary magazine at Occidental College (quoted on

It just gets me, you know?


DeAnn said...

What in the world?! I'm glad you read american thinker. It's one of my favorite websites.

Christian said...

I didn't realize you love poetry so much. I'll start composing some equally gratifying poems that celebrate our love and life - now that I know what you're looking for...

DeAnn said...

Christian, I think she only likes poetry about apes. Or figs?