Sometime ago I made a post about my favorite poems which is located here.
Also a lithe while ago I picked up Bo Burnham’s poetry book called ‘Egghead.’ If the name Bo Burnham sounds familiar it is because he is also a comedian. A lot of his poems are a bit raunchy but also have a Seussical rhythm to it.
One of the poems is called Perfect, and it is really, really sweet.
If you click the picture it will also take you to his Tumblr page which features more of his work.
Do you also know what is poetry? Music.
My favorite artist, Gerard Way, formerly the frontman of disintegrated band My Chemical Romance, just came out with his first solo album ‘Hesitant Alien.’ He’s going on tour and I will be seeing him on Oct. 20.
The whole album is on Spotify and I think he has them all up on Soundcloud too. Notables: Brother, How It’s Going to Be, and No Shows.
Being stuck indoors with our lousy winter weather has let me get back into reading poetry. I have revisited a few of my personal favorites ‘Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep’ by Mary Elizabeth Frye and an anonymous, untitled poem I found online a few years ago:
I gave the hero of this story hope
a magic bean and two old china cups.
But the china, brittle, the bean rotten
as these once fertile lands lie waterlogged.
You can’t grow your crops here, boy, go home.
I’ll drown this hero before he can stand
the sight of the muddy bank. A hero’s death.