Thursday, April 18, 2013

Poetry in Your Pocket day

This blog started life as a clumsy homage to Richard Brautigan, favorite poet.  Today is, I understand, some kind of celebration of short poems. Brautigan was a master of the form, so it's hard to choose just one to carry around in my virtual pocket today.  OK, maybe not that hard.

Tokyo / June 11, 1976

I have the five poems
that I wrote earlier today
     in a notebook
in the same pocket that
I carry my passport.  They
are the same thing. 

[from "June 30th, June 30th"  Dell Publishing, 1978)

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