160th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 160th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Also, sign up for the 2012 Fearless Poetry Reading Challenge because its simple; you only need to read 1 book of poetry. Please visit the stops on the 2012 National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

Today’s poem is from Matt Hart in honor of the Olympics:

In This Light

nothing and nothing
gets by you, but I get
so distracted
that my notice
has been put on notice
for birds and for traffic
For instance,
the constant
slap of the sound
of waves
against gutters
gets by me
Grass stain on my hands
from falling down
at the hospital
gets by me     Physics
Sequined dresses
The Olympics get by me
the mountains are,
so far, only distant,
and some days
I am even making my way
through them
with my pants on,
which is lucky,
though at other junctures
sunflowers and pine tree
needles     my arms
in full blossom
as you appear
around a corner
The day looking up
between us
pink clouds

What do you think?


  1. This is a poem I wouldn’t mind spending more time with, but at first glance, I liked the same lines Naida cited above.
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  2. I like it.
    “in full blossom
    as you appear
    around a corner
    bookworm´s last blog post ..Enjoying the summer and reading plenty

  3. I love the line “with my pants on.” That is so compact and evocative.
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