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Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Saturday poetic delight

“Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream - they go together.”  Nikki Giovanni

I wrote earlier this week about Nikki Giovanni, the renowned poet and essayist who has taught at Queens College, Rutgers, and Ohio State, and is currently a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech.

Her poetry has ranged from the somber, such as the chant-poem she delivered at the memorial for the Virginia Tech shooting victims, to thoughtful, and to whimsical, such as today’s short poem. 
  For Saturday’s Poem, here is Giovanni’s:
I wrote a good omelet
I wrote a good omelet...and ate
a hot poem... after loving you
Buttoned my car...and drove my
coat home...in the rain...
after loving you
I goed on red...and stopped on
green...floating somewhere in between...
being here and being there...
after loving you
I rolled my bed...turned down
my hair...slightly
confused but...I don't care...
Laid out my teeth...and gargled my
gown...then I stood
...and laid me down...
To sleep...
after loving you.

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