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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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A Poem a Day for National Poetry Month: "Tim Riggins Speaks of Waterfalls"

One of my favorite places on the internet is this Tumblr, which posts one wonderful poem for every day in April, and at this point has a really lovely backlog from the last 9 years. You can also sign up to receive a poem a day by email or follow the project on Twitter or look through the index in a more organized fashion, but maybe let's start with this year's first poem, Nico Alvarado's "Tim Riggins Speaks of Waterfalls."

You want to know what it was like?
It was like my whole life had a fever.
Whole acres of me were on fire.
The sun talked dirty in my ear all night.
I couldn’t drive past a wheatfield without doing it violence.
I couldn’t even look at a bridge.

The rest is up at April Is. Happy National Poetry Month!



7 Comments / Post A Comment

halloliebchen

The Tim Riggins tag is criminally underused.

j-i-a

@halloliebchen agreed. will remedy

Sam I am

@j-i-a Please and thank you!

tofuswalkman

yesss! thank you!

adorable-eggplant

Also, because poetry month <3 Here's the original 'speaks of' [body of water] poem. I assume the audio link is for the Langston Hughes reading of the poem (but cannot check cause I don't have speakers atm) and if it is not, that's really, really worth tracking down too: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15722

Graydon Gordian

This is a very important work of literature and merits serious study by scholars for centuries to come.

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