Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Something From Above

I ain’t got no poem!
Checked my pockets
front and back, looked
between my toes—
won’t mention what I found;
thumbed through some pages
of a Louise Glück book,
none hiding in there.
I could take my old black hat
turn it up to the sky,
dance around the cul-de-sac
chanting, “gobbledygook, gobbledygook,
let the flood of words begin.”
Surely, a drop or two of something
would be delivered from above.

25 comments:

Poetry by Kai said...

very nice....

MB said...

You're cracking me up, Pat! Wish it worked that way for me...

samuru999 said...

You write some funny stuff!
Loved this one!
Got a big chuckle from me!!!

Tim S said...

LOL! That was a great read Pat - very funny!

jel said...

this one did make me crack a smile :)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

"I ain’t got no poem!"
I ain't got one nether. I can pretend, though. :)

C said...

I can see you doing a little jig to that.

floots said...

and indeed - a miracle :)
cheers

Masago said...

Only our Pat can create something this amusing about having nothing amusing (or otherwise) to say. Wonderful!

Russell Ragsdale said...

I can't get no
poem action
I can't get no
word atraction
an I tried
an I tried
an I tried
an I tried
I can't get me no
hey hey hey.
(Look out Mick)

polona said...

don't you hate it when that happens... my muse is showing signs of reluctance, too (wonder if they're in the same union)
great substitute for a poem, though! :)

Inconsequential said...

:)
blank page syndrome....

must fill it...but how
with what?

good piece :)

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

You made me laugh I don't think I'll go looking between my toes next time I'm struggling though-a poem about between my toes mabey now there's an idea

Don Iannone said...

And he magically squeezes a few lines from the toothpaste tube. Funny!

Anonymous said...

love it, pat!

Anonymous said...

let wet words rain wildly into your hat - and let them brim over the brim:)

NINANINA said...

uh anonymous was actually... me:)
HOLA!
NINA

steve said...

ain't it great to be a poet
waiting for the flood
great work!

camera shy said...

one of the best poems about needing inspiration ive read

nice work

let it rain
let it rain

M. Shahin said...

Funny and soo true!

I ain't got no poem either at the moment...maybe I should be worried, but at least I can come and read what others have and this one made me smile.

lori said...

LOL!!!This was very funny!

Pat Paulk said...

Thank you Kai!!

MB, I think I'd be embarassed to tell you what actually "dropped" in it.

Margie, laughter's the best medicine, even when you don't need any!!

Tim, thank you!!

Janice, working on a farm like you, that's a good thing!!

Andrew, I think I'm doing that.

C, you should've seen how fast the neighbors closed their blinds, and just peeked out.

Floots, I think what the birds left was just a message.

Thank you Vaughn!!

Russell, you certainly look more alive than Mick!!

Polona, when faking it is all you have...

Inconsequintial, I guess shoe leather soup is better than none?

Sue, I'm absent minded, I stick them everywhere!!

Thanks Don, I forgot I shoved a couple up there.

Thank you Karasu!!

Thank you anonymous Nina!!

Yeah, Steve, and if you don't get the flood, go drink beer!!

Camera Shy, thank you!!

M. Shahin, thanks for coming by. Yes, reading poetry can be its own inspiration.

Lori, thank you!!

Plus Ultra said...

What a poem when you ain't got no poems!

bre said...

I love the part about looking between your toes.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

you make magic as easy as pie!!