Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Fred Babbin Poems

161. Xsex Is Not A Four-Letter Word 5/9/2008
162. The Shark Of Emptiness 5/15/2008
163. Water Poem 8/23/2008
164. Must We Believe In God? 6/30/2008
165. December Sunset 12/2/2008
166. Response 11/10/2007
167. Here We Go Again 1/31/2008
168. The Story I Never Wrote 1/4/2008
169. Noumenal Poem 2/14/2008
170. My Son's Getting Married 12/8/2007
171. Arlington National Cemetary 8/14/2008
172. I Am Old (And Tired) 11/11/2007
173. We’re Going For A Ride On A Train-Train 5/7/2008
174. An Individual Universe 1/24/2008
175. Who Are You, Poet? 11/10/2007
176. Weeds 11/11/2007
177. Autumn 10/18/2008
178. Inevitability 5/29/2008
179. Choices 6/16/2008
180. Dhyana 11/11/2007
181. Ghosts 1/21/2008
182. 1940’s-50’s Biues 1/2/2010
183. The Music 11/9/2007
184. Entropy 6/3/2008
185. But Not Before 12/1/2007
186. Another Parable 1/28/2008
187. Dhammapada 1/2/2008
188. Yesterday 2/16/2008
189. Winter Haiku 2/2/2008
190. God's Humor 12/23/2007
191. Do I Know What I'M Talking About? 12/1/2007
192. Why Do I Write? 11/15/2007
193. Lost 11/15/2007
194. Another Therapeutic Poem 8/3/2008
195. Eggplant And Elephants 11/15/2007
196. The Poetry Of Hope And Hopelessness 11/15/2007
197. Artistic Syndrome 7/11/2008
198. I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, I Love You 12/24/2009
199. Anita's Poem 2/14/2008
200. 57th And Kenwood 5/7/2008
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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How Do I Do It?

I can say with rhyme or meter
Thoughts that I would not repeat
Or put into prosaic words-
I would never ever say them that way.

Often they are too complex.
And the feelings cannot be
Expressed in any other way,
In any other ordinary words.

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