Friday, November 16, 2007

Poetry Corner: Jimmy Carter via Sun, Too

Sun, Too, in the comments at Quantum of Wantum, is Muse-struck, and turns an authentically odious letter by Jimmy Carter into a masterpiece of modern poetry a la William Carlos Williams:

Lamentably, I killed your cat
while trying just to sting it.

It was crouched,
as usual,
under our bird feeders
& I fired from some distance with birdshot.

It may ease your grief somewhat to know
that the cat was buried properly with a prayer
and that I'll be glad to get you another
of your choice.
There's also a little Billy Collins in that "It may ease your grief somewhat to know."

Poets are everywhere!

1 comment:

John said...

Jimmy the cat killer! LOL!!