Wednesday, January 05, 2011

with apologies to christopher smart


For I will consider the muse Donald Sutherland.
For he is whiskered as a complete cat might be whiskered.
For though he cannot fly he is accustomed to great heights.
For first he is a mixture of gravity and gangly.
For secondly he walks like a dinghy sinking.
For thirdly he reinvented sprawl with long appendages.
For fourthly he counteracts the powers of darkness with his sandy hair.
For fifthly God has blessed him with a variety of roles.
For he can dangle at all angles at the word of command.
For he is good to think on, if I may say so plainly.

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With apologies also to Mary Ellen Mark, whose photo I have stolen and hung by my bathtub.

7 comments:

Bebe Cook said...

Love this, thank you for the smile and the brain food. Happy New Year Sarah!!!

Kathleen said...

Very funny all around!

June Calender said...

What a wonderful post -- poem and picture. Wish I had that bathtub -- if I had the man too ... hmmmm....

Radish King said...

this is the best poem i've read all day. and i love MEM.
r

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Rallentanda said...

I apologise to Mary Ellen Mark as well because I am going to steal it from you.Should I aplologise to you as well? This could escalate
into a cultural dilemma:) Will people think we are awful?

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