[Clayart] April is POETRY MONTH:

Hank Murrow hmurrow at efn.org
Thu Apr 7 14:17:42 UTC 2022


Well, Woof;

Billy Collins is a personal fave of mine, having three of his books in my library; 
but your mod is fun and a hoot. Why the hell not? I bet Billy would say.

Cheers, Hank in Eugene

> On Apr 6, 2022, at 10:23 PM, David Woof <woofpots at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Introduction to Poetry*** (or Studio Clay Art and Pottery)
> By Billy Collins
> 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.
> *******************************************
> Re-written for a POT
> 
> I ask critics to take a pot
> and hold it up to the light
> like a color slide
> or press an ear against its hive.
> 
> I say drop an administrator into a pot
> and watch him/her/them scurry out,
> 
> or walk inside the pot's room
> and feel the walls for a light switch.
> 
> I want them to waterski
> across the surface of a pot
> waving at the potter’s name on the bottom.
> 
> But all they want to do
> is tie the pot to a chair with descriptive rhetoric
> and torture a confession out of it.
> 
> They begin beating it with Glaze Calculation programs
> to find out what it really means.
> 
> 
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