Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Because it is still in print...

A vers libre bard.
So, my fellow bloggers...I do believe I can't reproduce, here, a poem I have always loved—because the book (in which it appeared when I first read it) is still in print!

Therefore, I must assume, it could still be under copyright, because my research has been inconclusive in that regard. The last date I have been able to find is 1977.

However, one poem seriously 'gives me to think' and I can't help but wonder if it will do the same for you. I will provide you with some links, so that you can decide if one of these poems reminds you of anyone alive (and living large) today.

The poem that made me think is one I've always loved, and is from a book, which I have also always loved, by a writer whom I have always loved as well (ever since I could read, and long before I could type). One of the poems linked here "gives me to think" very seriously.

The soul of Cleopatra.
Of course, now I must ask if one of these poems makes you think of one person in particular. It is a someone whom the poem fits to a T, as will probably be obvious once you follow these links and read the poems.
Now, which one person, in particular, comes to mind as you read these poems?

I'm not following the unwritten rules of Blogland, am I? But I couldn't resist. Who of us could resist linking our childhood and school years with something that overwhelmingly affects the world in which we now live?

Note: I am a Canadian, and have little or no stake in the outcome of any of this (one hopes).
I am not fond of cockroaches or toads, but I am fond of cats.

I am sharing today's post with Our World Tuesday, with many thanks to Lady Fiona for her wonderful meme.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Kay! I enjoyed the poem on the face book post. Thanks for sharing.

I hope you are having a great day!

carol l mckenna said...

Poems are so good for the soul whether about cockroaches or toads or whatever ~ there is always something special in them for those that understand ~ thanks for sharing the links ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores)

Al said...

Classic - I can't imagine who the toad reminds you of ;)

Lady Fi said...

I do love Don Marquis and his Archy and Mehitabel poems!

Rajesh said...

That is a lovely poem.

Birgitta said...

Like the poem and the cute dog.

Gattina said...

Toads are OK but insects no ! The best of course are cats (and dogs)

Dimple said...

Hi Kay!
Facebook put up a memory for me, and I went there, and you had made a comment, so I thought, is Kay still blogging? and you are! Hope you are well!

Warty definitely does remind me of someone.....


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I can't link to the poems from here but i know the Archy and Mehitabel poems a little bit -- my dad too had a copy of the Marquis book on our bookshelf when I was a kid. And I can guess who the first two remind you of. I will go look them up -- but didn't want to do that and then forget to comment and tell you I was here. You do know, I hope, that many of us on this side of the border are also not fond of toads and cockroaches, especially of the human variety .

By the way, it's my opinion that you could have included the poems as long as you attribute them. Especially because your blog is not a commercial one. Let me know if I'm wrong -- I might want to include one sometime.

Stewart M said...

Ah Toads - not a creature that has a good PR rating. And I could say the say for a few other as well.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne