Ronald Koertge

(1940 / Illinois / United States)

Ronald Koertge Poems

1. An Infinite Number Of Monkeys 1/13/2003
2. Body Shop 3/19/2014
3. Burning The Book 3/19/2014
4. Fault 1/1/2004
5. Fever 3/19/2014
6. Grand Avenue 3/19/2014
7. Little Morning Seranade 3/19/2014
8. Ornithology 3/19/2014
9. Poetry Begins In Delight 3/19/2014
10. Poets Vs. Wildcats 3/19/2014
11. Roadside Creche 3/19/2014
12. Sidekicks 1/13/2003
13. Sky Burial 3/19/2014
14. The Streetsweeper 1/13/2003
15. The Trojan Pony 3/19/2014

Comments about Ronald Koertge

  • Mariana Warner (10/20/2018 2:27:00 PM)

    Ron Koertge's book is DIARY COWS, not DAIRY COWS. Therein lies the delightful quirky humor of his title poem.
    See also his MAKING LOVE TO ROGET'S WIFE. He's a gem, one of a kind! ! !

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  • Gene Goldfarb (7/6/2018 9:06:00 PM)

    Such a wonderful and wry sense of humor. I could see why Billy Collins liked your poems.

Best Poem of Ronald Koertge

An Infinite Number Of Monkeys

After all the Shakespeare, the book
of poems they type is the saddest
in history.

But before they can finish it,
they have to wait for that Someone
who is always

looking to look away. Only then
can they strike the million
keys that spell

humiliation and grief, which are
the great subjects of Monkey
Literature

and not, as some people still
believe, the banana
and the tire.

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