Professor Poetry Hound


Alternative Voicing: Catcher In The Daffodils

Poem by Professor Poetry Hound

If you really want to hear about it,
the first thing you’ll probably want to know

is what I was doing standing there like an idiot
staring at a bunch of god damned daffodils and

why I was bothering to write a poem about them and
all that William Wordsworth kind of crap.

But I don’t feel like going into it right now
if you really want to the know the truth.

All I can say is the flowers were golden,
And maybe some wind was blowing on them,

and I called them a “host” but I don’t know how
the hell I came up with that image.


Comments about Alternative Voicing: Catcher In The Daffodils by Professor Poetry Hound

  • Janri Gogeshvili (4/26/2008 11:07:00 AM)

    Poetic 'dexterity' and wit … is felt beat pleasantly to read …(Report)Reply

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  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (2/21/2007 7:05:00 AM)

    holy shit, this cracked me up. i know you've been scarce lately, but do we need to worry about you retreating into the woods?

    Jake(Report)Reply

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  • Will Barber (11/11/2006 9:06:00 PM)

    Thank goodness you didn't see Tintern Abbey. Bunch of rocks, etc.! ! ! Loved this poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Ruby Root (8/23/2006 7:25:00 PM)

    Maybe you like flowers. (ha ha) just teasing. Nice poem. Take care.(Report)Reply

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  • Sid John Gardner. (8/22/2006 4:11:00 PM)

    I dont know why I like this but it made me Guffaw! ! ! ! ! ! .Anyone who has been to Ambleside Youth Hostel and consumed a few strong ales has woken up in a field very early in the morning to that experience.
    All the best.
    Sid John.(Report)Reply

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  • Joseph Daly (8/12/2006 1:22:00 PM)

    I like the casual manner of this piece Prof. You set up a good framework for it and the form seems to contradict the content. Somehow this doesn't feel as if it has 'AUTBIOGRAPHY' written on it. The title is a great pun.(Report)Reply

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  • Rusty Daily (8/12/2006 1:13:00 PM)

    Catcher in the Rye? Fields of Gold? I could only guess how profound this poem might be.(Report)Reply

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  • Alice Vedral RiveraAlice Vedral Rivera (8/12/2006 11:07:00 AM)

    I knew you could do it!

    avr(Report)Reply

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  • Dee Daffodil (8/12/2006 8:34:00 AM)

    Dear Prof....Yes indeed...what the heck were you doing writing about a bunch of 'bleep' daffodils in the first place? ? ? Cute poem
    Hugs,
    Dee(Report)Reply

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  • Michael Shepherd (8/12/2006 6:58:00 AM)

    A rye poem if a touch narcissistic...(Report)Reply

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  • Debora Short (8/12/2006 6:38:00 AM)

    Dear Prof. Poetry Hound,

    Subtle gifts of beauty do touch base with our communion with our God especially when that veil is thick...
    Amazingly and with great thanks, those gifts of light appear when our hearts' most unintelligible shadows predominate over our entire being: -)

    Blessings to you and for your dear family ~ Debora(Report)Reply

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (8/12/2006 6:22:00 AM)

    A host of images here, Prof, and a message to us of how you're feeling. You make a otherwise serene scene all your own - we see a glimpse into you and lose interest in the flowers. Sending cyberhugs and lover, t xxxx(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 24, 2010