Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Grace Paley!

Today is Grace Paley's birthday and I am nowhere near my plan of organizing a reading of some of her work...

But here's an excerpt from,

The Poet's Occasional Alternative

from Begin Again: Collected Poems © Farrar Strauss & Giroux.

I was going to write a poem
I made a pie instead it took
about the same amount of time
of course the pie was a final
draft a poem would have had some
distance to go days and weeks and
much crumpled paper

The full poem can be found here

Happy Chanuka! Happy Hanuka! Happy December 11...

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