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Introduction To Poetry

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I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.
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Larry Lynch 24 March 2021
I taught this poem in CompII. The reference to author's connedtion to reader was applied across other poems of distinction we studied. A wonderful teaching poem.
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Captain Cur 11 February 2021
A brilliant write. I can relate to the torture part. Most of my poems are tortured. But they seem to like it. lol.
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Varsha M 11 February 2021
A magnificent journey as i imagined the mouse's nasty hasty move catching my attention unyil i was thrown off board to realise the truth of encaptivating meaning and torturous understanding domain. I have no words to admire the most beautiful work. Into my favourite.
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 11 February 2021
A wonderful poem full of wit imbued with compelling imagery.
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Dr Antony Theodore 18 December 2020
I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem's room and feel the walls for a light switch. Great imagination. tony
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Jimmy 15 October 2020
No way my birthday is in like 5 days, oh yeah and this poem is pretty ok.
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Mahtab Bangalee 07 November 2019
all they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession out of it.// it wonders me
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Michael Walker 19 September 2019
Vivid imagery indeed. All the ways you can teach poetry. I know. I did that.
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Jane Campion 07 August 2019
To torture a poem to it squeals we see our destiny.
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Britte Ninad 08 July 2019
I want them to waterski across the surface of a poem waving at the author's name on the shore. ||| brilliant writing, brilliant poem shared
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