Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Knock My Socks Off Poetry Wednesday

As I indicated in an earlier post I've chosen Wednesday to call to the attention of others poems that I've found this week that Knock My Socks Off. 

The first one is a poem titled  FAST GAS by Dorianne Laux.  I actually heard this on a podcast from New Letters on the Air before finding it in print. The title threw me because the poem is not what first came to my mind. No, Laux was not writing about flatulence but first love.  A powerful poem worth reading - so very well crafted.

Another poem I was exposed to this week that really did it for me  was  IF I MUST PAINT YOU A PICTURE by Joannie Stangeland.  The subtle turn in this poem left not only kept my interest to the end but also sent me back to read over several times just to appreciate her effective write.

If you have not read either of these poems I recommend you check them out. 

See you next Wednesday when I'll tell you what poems left my feet bare.

1 comment:

Marion said...

I must say that Dorianne Laux always knocks my socks off but leaves me with warm feet. I own all of her books. I'm going now to check out the other poet. It's great to discover new poets! xo