Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Top 10 Poetry Posts Ever & More


Surfing the Web recently, I stumbled across a rather presumptuous list called 100 Best Poetry Blogs.  What can I say?  I got big feet & fat fingers, so I can be clumsy.  Luckily, I caught myself before I fell headlong into my ceramic menagerie, a virtual bookcase of classy stuff.  (As the sample picture shows, it's erotica, not porn.)  Anyway, the, um, "horn" of my satyr saved, I gave the list the old once-over. 

Well, well, well.  Hmm.  Interesting choices, interesting for substance in some cases & for sheer befuddlement in others.  For example, how does Poetry Hut top the list?  More like Poetry Huh?! 

Ok, it's easy to criticize others--& as Homer reminds us--fun too.  Yes, Homer Simpson.  However, rather than waste time launching verbal kill shots at some crappy blogs, my energy would be better spent directing ridicule at the listmakers & list itself.  After all, the omission of my blog renders the list irrevocably absurd.  

Yes, that would be rewarding, I'm sure, but more productive still would be my pointing you, dear reader, to posts on my blog that perhaps you in your busy days--which I understand completely, for every atom belonging to me yadda yadda yadda et cetera et cetera--may have all too regrettably overlooked.

Therefore, I've provided below a few links to some of my personal favorite blog entries.  I've not arranged them in any particular order, so feel free to click willy-nilly about.  Whatever floats your boat.  Once you've finished with your willy-nilly, however, I hope you'll find time to read my blog.

Civil Defense of Poetry
Frost Warning
Verse & Adversity
Richard Lovelace, Vaudevillian
Song of the Open Form Road
I Call Copyright
Rock'em Sock'em Robots:  The Movie
Composition of Parody
Poetic Reaction
Poetic Truth

If you enjoy these--how could you not?--then maybe you'll like some blogs from earlier this year:

W: What Oliver Stone Didn't Tell You
How to Make The Divine Comedy Relevant to Today's Audiences
Going Ballistic
Emily Dickinson Post
Homer's Space Odyssey.  Also, The Iliad

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