I've mentioned before my love affair with the blog How a Poem Happens. Not only do readers get poems, but they can get into the heads of the authors and learn about the inspiration, number of revisions, time to completion (or abandonment), and more. This week I'm sharing the opening lines from Matthew Dickman's poem.
by Matthew Dickman
The skinny girl walking arm-in-arm
with her little sister
is wearing a shirt that says
TALK NERDY TO ME
and I want to,
I want to put my bag of groceries down
beside the fire hydrant
and whisper something in her ear about long division.
Read the poem in its entirety.
How could I not be drawn to a poem that includes long division, comic books, D&D cards, Dr. Who, String Theory, and other "nerdy" references? Yeah, I know it's a little racy, but I love it.
The round up this week is being hosted by Diane at Random Noodling. Do stop by and take in all the terrific poetry being shared. Before you go, be sure to check out this week's poetry stretch results. Happy poetry Friday all!