Get Off the Blog, Haiga. After yesterday, we need a little humor.

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Brautigan said, “it’s raining somewhere programing flowers…”

This Brautigan poem was introduced to me in high school–perhaps somewhat responsible for all of this.

Who was the first poet you discovered?

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10 Responses to Get Off the Blog, Haiga. After yesterday, we need a little humor.

  1. johemmant says:

    Very droll and very applicable here…… nope sun is shining for once. I couldn’t get the Brautigan poem to come up sadly.

    As for firsts, first poem I remember aside from constant nursery rhymes was Eliot’s Macavity. First poet, probably Frost or Hardy (whose Darkling Thrush still sends shivers down my spine)……..first one I jumped all over and read everything of — Hopkins I think. I read so much, still do, it’s still a bit of a blur, but I can see myself now sitting at my desk in J2 listening to Mrs Laverty reading Macavity.

  2. johemmant says:

    Nope I cannot get it to work, it just loads a blank blue page……shrug. I will google the poem to read it. Ha I read it elsewhere and LOVED it……especially

    I think : Thank God, it’s you, baby, this time
    instead of me.

  3. Paul says:

    Haha, very appropriate, it is pouring rain here this morning, I got a post somewhere about Irene Gough, One Sunday Morning Early, my first book of poetry,

  4. Pris says:

    Oh my……sometimes we’ve got to laugh.

    Okay, first poet to influence me. I was 13. That’s important. I read The Highwayman by Knowles and that hooked me. Even memorized it so I could say it to myself any time I wanted to hear it. The thud of a young girl’s heart as he dies like a dog in the moonlight.

  5. Bob says:

    Scot, my heart goes out to all of you in that part of our state. We were fortunate enough to be spared.

    My first (and only, insofar as I can remember) exposure to poetry that really affected me was The Bard of Avon. His sonnets spoke to me, even then, and I think I was a freshman in high school. This led to the Romanticists; Keats, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, et al.

    And, no… it didn’t help get me laid, damn it.

  6. Scot says:

    Hey Bob
    they can only get you so far, buddy!

  7. harmonie22 says:

    Hello there. Great blog, excellent poetry too- saw you at gingatao’s place. Love your header too: I’ve always said “artists: we are the light before the shadow.” I scribble a bit too. Wrote my first poem when I was 13. It was TS Eliot though, that reeled me in, a couple of years later. with his lovesong of alfred j. prufrock.

    Cheers.

  8. Scot says:

    welcome harmonie–come back often–thanks for your post

  9. My first poetry was a book my grandparents gave me when I was about 9. It was poetry suitable for young children by some of the great poets. When I was a secondary school the first poets i really grew to appreciate where Thomas Hardy and Wilfred Owen.

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