Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Fred Babbin Poems

1. Poems 11/6/2007
2. How Do I Do It? 11/6/2007
3. Oedipus Redux 11/7/2007
4. Sleep Fool 11/9/2007
5. Poetry 11/9/2007
6. In The Middle Of The Night 11/10/2007
7. Life And Death Are Everything 11/11/2007
8. It Is Therapy 11/15/2007
9. Novella 11/15/2007
10. I Am Waiting - Meditating 11/15/2007
11. Writing Poetry 11/15/2007
12. For Ruth 11/15/2007
13. Six-Pack, Where Have You Been? 11/15/2007
14. Yes / No 11/15/2007
15. Ruth 11/17/2007
16. Ruth Again 11/17/2007
17. Gatha 11/17/2007
18. That Tiny Blotch Upon My Skin 11/25/2007
19. 'P' Is For Therapy 11/29/2007
20. What Was That? 12/7/2007
21. Ha! Ha! 1/15/2008
22. Café Ambrosia: A Whimper 2/12/2008
23. For Florence, July,1984 3/8/2008
24. Florence 3/8/2008
25. Questions, No Answers 5/15/2008
26. Morituri Te Salutant 5/28/2008
27. Haiku 5/29/2008
28. Haiku Ii 5/29/2008
29. Xoh, It's Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, Luv, 6/9/2008
30. Xold Age Is Not For Sissies 6/9/2008
31. Family Matters 6/9/2008
32. X To Dr. Giacomo: My Daily Catharsis 6/9/2008
33. On Eating A Bowl Of Soup 6/15/2008
34. Brown 6/3/2008
35. Haiku, Courtesy Of Ciaran Quirke 6/23/2008
36. The Chase (Thank You, Carol Rhodes) 7/1/2008
37. Forgive Me, Lewy 7/1/2008
38. Summer 7/7/2008
39. We Must Regard Them 6/28/2008
40. Melting Peninsula 7/13/2008
Best Poem of Fred Babbin

A Thought On Thought

I think that all higher animals - primates, mammalian and ornithic pets, etc. 'think' to a certain extent.

Why do I think?
There is no alternative.
I am condemned to think,
To be obsessed with thinking—
But so is my dog.

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Poems

I am so pregnant
with you, poems-
I work so hard to give you birth.
I love you all
as a child is loved…
And though I cannot be a mother,
I have surely brought you forth.
We can always dance together-
You will be my rest and comfort-
You will be my good resource.
You will make me feel alive.

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