Saturday, April 21, 2012

National Poetry Month: Arena

(from the point of view of ...)

Joie wrote a beautiful poem one day
but then she lost it. 
She is very sorry about that.
It was a very good poem.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Arena: or
The Bridge Crew Watches TV:
(a villanelle, in case you didn't know)

If he can make gunpowder
he can win—he said, eyes glued to the screen,
As if, by speaking louder

The man would hear. Time ran down the hour
like a dream,
if he can make gunpowder

All may yet be saved—what’s that? Strange-colored flour?
No—ingredients, a mineral-seam
as if, by speaking louder

He would suddenly have the power
to step through, or make time freeze.
If he can make gunpowder

There would be no need
to conspire.
If he can make gunpowder.
As if. By speaking louder. 


Star Trek: The Original Series - Season One (Remastered Edition)

No comments:

Post a Comment