This thread has four rules:
- Whatever poem you post should not be a rhyming poem. Why? Because there’s no point in playing tennis without a net, that’s why
B) The poem(s) you contribute should be a poem you yourself like. Why, you ask? Because, I answer.
Ɣ) I’m including links both to the complete poem and to biographies of the poet. But that’s just me being me. So anybody who wants to can read more of it, that’s why.
iv) Please respect copyright. It’s kinder to the mods. If I were y’all, I’d err on the side of assuming a given work is not in the public domain (though certain claims made by certain universities about certain dead white chicks named Emily Dickinson are bullshit).
I thought about adding a stipulation that people who don’t like poetry shouldn’t post in the thread, but I decided I didn’t care enough. People who insist on thread-shitting will thread-shit no matter what I say anyway.
Okay, housekeeping’s done. I’ll start with “Traveling Through the Dark,” by William Stafford. Here’s the first stanza:[INDENT]Traveling through the dark I found a deer
dead on the edge of the Wilson River road.
It is usually best to roll them into the canyon:
that road is narrow; to swerve might make more dead.