Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Seven couplets

Oliver Reynolds is a poet who has caught my attention for the first time. I was catching up on newly unearthed back issues of LRB and TLS and found in one of them a work entitled "This Poem has Won No Prizes." I especially enjoyed the third couplet:
This poem may contain traces of nuts.
It will not save your life.
Another favorite is:
Please leave this poem
as you would wish to find it.
This one's in the October 13 TLS. Now, I'll watch especially for his work, just as I do for that of Alice Fulton.


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