Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

I Must Write It - Poem by Fred Babbin

I must write it now.
Now!
Why, I do not know.
But my demons
Tell me so.


Comments about I Must Write It by Fred Babbin

  • (11/15/2007 4:58:00 PM)


    Good poke at the reader to see if he's awake. Where did I hear something like this before.How do I know? - sing with me now -'The bible tells me so'

    I also note a technique termed 'metafiction.' It's like Chaucer in 'The Canterbury Tales.' He is both at once Chaucer the author of the Tales and Chaucer the pilgrim, one of the characters, through whose eyes and ears the reader sees the pilgrimage and hears the tales. Here you have wriiten a poem about why you wrote this poem. Good write.
    Tom
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011


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