Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Poem of the Day: American Poetry

American Poetry

Whatever it is, it must have
A stomach that can digest
Rubber, coal, uranium, moons, poems.

Like the shark, it contains a shoe.
It must swim for miles through the desert
Uttering cries that are almost human.

-- Louis Simpson, 1963

1 comment:

Matt said...

I like this. I'll have to check Louis Simpson out.

Matt at