Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My New Anthem: 'Reading a Book!'

The next time someone tries to derail you from reading poetry, or any other book, just refer them to Julian Smith:

And here is your poem of the day.  Enjoy — then go read a book!

Angel Shark   

Wan oxymoron of a fish, dotted

dun and fledge winged, mud-feathered when

it glides through silt, by nature bottom fed.  

Whoever named it named himself a man

of undisputed Christian eye,

who saw in mortal depths a guardian  

and humblest trumpeter. God tongue to cry,

it haunts an earth too dread for dread-

filled man til rapture calls: Arise and fly.

courtesy poets.org

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