"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2017 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw or get my first book and see how the work evolves with new books rolling out next year.


Polly Alice

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Iceburg

Gentle Reader,
I know the point of a poetry blog, instead of poetry, is so that you can read what the poems are about, and not have to guess what I am really trying to say, because a poetry blog should have an explanation above each poem, so that you know what you are going to be reading about before you read it.  I'm sorry.  I promise to start doing that, after this one...


I'm
writing this poem
standing on an iceburg
It's rather hard balancing on
one toe standing on an iceburg using
this gentle penguin for my desk and this pen
so carefully scratching these words on a frozen codfish
that I will mail by throwing it back into the ocean hoping that
you will find it and ask me for my autograph.

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