Incongruities

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Years ago, I worked in a library…

Incongruities

So little depends
upon

the half-Japanese
bookman

reading Italian
haiku

in the Texas
library.

Once again, my apologies to William Carlos Williams, whose poetry inspires and therefore often bears the brunt of my little diversions into whimsy.

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39 thoughts on “Incongruities

  1. I love William Carlos Williams because he wrote strikingly beautiful poetry that seemed nothing like poetry. It makes me feel better when people tell me that my poetry doesn’t push language far enough to be poetry. Sometimes the poetry is in what is between the lines and not what is on the lines.

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  2. One of my favorite memories is talking with a Bulgarian in Spanish about a medieval Ethiopian manuscript in an Idaho library.

    Or speaking Russian with a Liberian in a Home Depot in Pittsburgh.

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  3. Dangit, I came here for barnyard animals. Needs chickens!!! πŸ˜‰ But seriously, love it, Bob! (Do you like WCW’s Paterson series or his Brueghel works as well? I prefer those to his shorter stuff, though the good doctor does have his way with imagistic pieces too. Just not quite my realm.)

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