O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

American Life In Poetry

 

April 18, 2019

There's nothing that can't be a good subject for a poem. The hard part is to capture something in such a way that it becomes engaging and meaningful. Here's a poem from the Summer 2018 issue of Rattle, by Peg Duthie of Tennessee, in which two very different experiences are pushed up side by side. Her most recent book of poetry is Measured Extravagance, (Upper Rubber Boot, 2012).

Decorating a Cake While Listening to Tennis

The commentator's rabbiting on and on

about how it's so easy for Roger, resentment

thick as butter still in a box. Yet word

from those who've done their homework

is how...



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