National Poetry Month – An Angry Fix

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Did you participate in National Poetry Month?  Did you write a lot of bad poems this April  and now have two pretty good ones?  Send them to us and we’ll read them on the show!

Can you identify the original poem that inspired the summary?

Click on the answer for more information, or you can nod you head and say, oh yes, I remember that poem from the sixth grade.

Happy Poetry Month!

Sugar Statue, Poetry Month, Howl, GinsbergHere is the final set of Summaries:

  • Polar Bear – Frigidaire – Pizza Night
  • Everybody Sings about America
  • Running Naked thru SF – Bad Idea
  • “Can you describe this?” – “I can”

And the poems are:

Shel Silverstein
“There’s a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire–

He likes it ’cause it’s cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish

For More . . .

I, Too
LANGSTON HUGHES

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

For More . . .

Howl
Allan Ginsberg

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,
starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,

Requiem
Anna Akhmatova

INSTEAD OF A PREFACE

In the awful days of the Yezhovschina I passed seventeen months in the outer waiting line of the prison visitors in Leningrad. Once, somebody ‘identified’ me there. Then a woman, standing behind me in the line, which, of course, never heard my name, waked up from the torpor, typical for us all there, and asked me, whispering into my ear (all spoke only in a whisper there):

“And can you describe this?”
And I answered:
“Yes, I can.”
Then the weak similarity of a smile glided over that, what had once been her face.

What will you describe?  What has poetry brought to your world?  More color?  An angry fix? And question is good, and any answer will suffice.

 

For more summaries, visit: My Poetry Board

A great place to find more poems is http://www.poetryfoundation.org

Do I write my own poetry?  Yes of course.
My poetry collection is Ammonia Sunrise  

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