Other Poetry Blogs

I found two that I liked:

http://international-poet.blogspot.com/

That one is a bunch of poems posted by poets that I don’t think are especially famous but are recognized by the professor that started the blog.  I’m not sure, but I’m trying to look into it more.

http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/

This blog seems to have a lot of information and I’m reading it, but I’m not exactly sure how everything works.  There’s a lot of links  and commentary.  I’m still discovering.  I’ll post more once I figure everything out.

Metamorphosis

a girlfriend came in
built me a bed
scrubbed and waxed the kitchen floor
scrubbed the walls
vacuumed
cleaned the toilet
the bathtub
scrubbed the bathroom floor
and cut my toenails and
my hair.
then
all on the same day
the plumber came and fixed the kitchen faucet
and the toilet
and the gas man fixed the heater
and the phone man fixed the phone.
noe I sit in all this perfection.
it is quiet.
I have broken off with all 3 of my girlfriends.
I felt better when everything was in
disorder.
it will take me some months to get back to normal:
I can’t even find a roach to commune with.
I have lost my rythm.
I can’t sleep.
I can’t eat.
I have been robbed of
my filth.

There were a few interesting things I noticed in this poem.  First of all, it says noe instead of now when he talks about sitting in perfection.  I checked other sources and it’s not a misprint Mr. Ny accidentally did.  When I looked it up on the internet, noe isn’t a word it just means Noah, like Noah and his arc.  Another thing I found interesting is that nothing was capitalized except for I.  I don’t think it’s really egocentric.  I think it deals with the philosophy where you are the only person that exists, sophisism or something?   I like how he says “I felt better when everything was in disorder.”  These girlfriends can’t change that he likes thing chaotic and I like that.  I especially like his appreciation for chaos.