The Great Modern Poets

The Great Modern Poets

A Poem by Erin Sky

So I've got this pretty cool little book with selections from the "great" modern poets, like Keats, Plath, Ginsberg, Baxter, Dylan...those types, but sometimes the summaries of their lives and works in the beginning are just weird.


Beneath my nightlight tall

     a cheap chinese-stained glass

with flowers

I sit and read and read and read


I do not understand the thoughts of learnèd wo/men

     and a critic is a critic is a critic

by God

     but, by God, I’ll write what I please


and write and write and write

     my heinous declaration

of freedom

I cannot escape, breathing this Sartrerian air (of freedom)


No one told me it was there, floating

     on a yellow ten page breeze

like a leaf

and rippling and rippling and rippling


Across space time yard dogs flowers bars nets cement tumbles

     unmowed, a spiriting groove, locked up

and cabinets and cabinets and cabinets

for the sake of singularity

© 2008 Erin Sky

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Added on May 16, 2008


Erin Sky
Erin Sky

Ithilien, Gondor

I hear I'm a bit cryptic, for all my loquacity; I talk too much, due to all I need to say; I am Gemini, and astrology is bollocks; I'm narcissistic, and hate myself for it; I dwell in irony, in the ra.. more..