[lit-ideas] Re: useless poetry

  • From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:50:44 -0700

On Jul 22, 2011, at 11:06 AM, Torgeir Fjeld wrote:

> Thanks, David. As we engage socially the pain recedes- perhaps -- I believe 
> in 
> Ulven's poem the writing subject identifies with the coat and hat who/that 
> "wants to rest on a hanger", as it is the poetic "i" that expresses those 
> emotions. That is to say, it is not someone else/Other who are but empty 
> coats, 
> but the writer. Finally, though, the poem argues against such a resolution: 
> keep 
> your head on, it says. 

Our antidote was humor.  This, for example,

I'm constantly surprised by what you can find on you tube.  You think, "I've 
haven't heard Hancock's Blood Donor in a very long while."  You tube gives you 
the radio version and the television version.  Hooray for technology.  Also, 
keeping your head on.

David Ritchie,
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