Friday, June 05, 2009

Poetry Friday - Instructions

I've been reading The Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm's Fairy Tales for quite a while now. There are so many good pieces in it. Today I'm sharing a poem by Neil Gaiman.
by Neil Gaiman

Touch the wooden gate in the wall you never
      saw before.
Say "please" before you open the latch,
go through,
walk down the path.
A red metal imp hangs from the green-painted
      front door,
as a knocker,
do not touch it; it will bite your fingers.
Walk through the house. Take nothing. Eat

Read the entire poem.

Better yet, listen to Neil read it himself.
The round up is hosted by Sara Lewis Holmes at Read*Write*Believe. Do stop by and take in all the wonderful poetry being shared this week. Before you go, be sure to check out this week's poetry stretch results. Happy poetry Friday all!


  1. Wonderful! Love listening to him. He can read the phone book and it would sound good. :)

  2. Thank you for that! I very much enjoyed listening to him read his poem!

  3. I've always dug that piece--never seen the video, though. Thanks for that!

  4. That's TWO Neil sightings this Poetry Friday! Thanks for the video goodness.

  5. Tricia,

    I've been dying to get a copy of The Poets' Grimm--but even the used copies are really expensive.

    I love fairy tale poems. Thanks for this Poetry friday post.

  6. Oh, Neil Neil Neil.
    Carry on...

  7. I've read that poem several times, and adore it. But I do so love hearing/seeing Gaiman read his own work. He's so marvelous. Thanks for posting it!

  8. I love this poem, and goodness, this man has a more awesome voice than he has any right to... sigh.