Saturday, May 16, 2009


One of my favorite poets knew all about being contrary. It was in everything she was: the way she lived her life, how she saw the world, and what she wrote in her brilliant, subversive poetry:

Much madness is divinest sense
To a discerning eye;
Much sense the starkest madness.
'Tis the majority
In this, as all, prevails.
Assent and you are sane;
Demur, -- you're straightway dangerous,
And handled with a chain.

--Emily Dickinson

The magic hat did its thing this morning, and the winners of the Poetic Power giveaway are:

Kate, whose favorite poetry includes Dr. Seuss's classic "I do not eat green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am."

Megan, who loves Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies.

Bethini, who is fond of T.S. Eliot's "I grow old...I grow old... / I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled."

Winners, when you have a chance please e-mail your full name and ship-to address to, and I'll get these books out to you. Thanks to everyone for joining in and sharing so many wonderful poets and poems.

1 comment:

  1. I love "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock"! I haven't read it in suck a long time!



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