Theresa Haffner

Rookie - 81 Points (August 25,1945 / Plainwell, Michigan)

Theresa Haffner Poems

81. Mandala 4/20/2007
82. Mushrooms 8/26/2007
83. The Journey 4/14/2007
84. Lucifer 3/31/2007
85. Philosophical Attitude 3/3/2015
86. Open Reading 4/10/2007
87. Allen Ginsberg Called Me Long Distance From New York 9/16/2007
88. A New Place To Live 3/23/2007
89. Oneness 7/5/2007
90. Dark Side Of Town 4/11/2007
91. The Meaning Of Love 7/5/2013
92. So You Want To Be A Poet? 3/31/2007
Best Poem of Theresa Haffner

So You Want To Be A Poet?

(for Suzanne Lummis)

So you want to be a poet?
Not, I guess, if all you want is to write something
sugary for your boyfriend
and say, "Oh, these are my innermost feelings, "
Certainly not if you want to make money,
because almost anything you could write that isn't poetry
would make more money
but
if you want to be taken seriously
it takes a lifetime of preparation and hard work
just to get something published
in some obscure literary magazine
that nobody ever heard of and nobody reads

So you want to be a poet?
Most people ...

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Different Drum

distant at first
the sound wavering
in the air
carried on a faint
afternoon breeze
that eddies and shifts
mistaken for sounds
of traffic, obscured
by car horns or children

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