169th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 169th 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 Jason Bredle from Carnival:

Epilogue (page 53)

I walked to 7-11 just to say hi.
I saw a group of men
arguing about the definition of modernism.

I fell asleep.
I had a dream about a farm.
The dream frightened me.

I'm trying to enjoy the last few years
before the impending
fall of civilization.

I've learned many lessons, among them,
never put your hands into a jaguar's mouth,
even if it's just a statue.

What do you think?


  1. I’m not a fan of the simplistic language in this one, though I’m sure it’s saying something deep.
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  2. I don’t read as much poetry as I should!
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  3. I like the way this poem goes from the mundane (7-11, a farm) to the exotic (a jaguar’s mouth). I also really like the lines “I had a dream about a farm/the dream frightened me.” It’s absurd and intriguing.