Split This Rock Poetry Festival in Washington, D.C. I'm going to the festival a little bit later this morning, just so I can get up this week's Virtual Poetry Circle.
And since, I've been immersed in contemporary poets and poems of witness, I thought I would share with you a poet from the festival for the 36th 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.
Today's contemporary poem is from Sinan Antoon's The Baghdad Blues:
A Photograph (Of an Iraqi boy on the front page of the New York Times) (Page 41)
at the edge of the truck
(eight or nine years old?)
surrounded by his family:
and five siblings
his head was buried
in his hands
all the clouds of the world
on the threshold of his eyes
the tall man wiped off the sweat
and started digging
the seventh grave.
Let me know your thoughts, ideas, feelings, impressions. Let's have a great discussion...pick a line, pick an image, pick a sentence.
I've you missed the other Virtual Poetry Circles, check them out here. It's never too late to join the discussion.
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