“Found: 10 Variations on the 50 Most Quoted Lines of Poetry” by Carolyn Martin

1. If music be the food of love, Candy/Is dandy/But liquor/Is quicker. 2. The proper study of mankind is my mistress’ eyes– a joy forever. 3. I think that I shall never see. 4. To be or not to be a rose–a dangerous thing: truth…beauty…all. 5. Do not go gentle, O, Romeo, in Flander’s Field where poppies blow. Humankind cannot bear to err. 6. Things … Continue reading “Found: 10 Variations on the 50 Most Quoted Lines of Poetry” by Carolyn Martin

“Purgatory” by Carolyn Martin

can’t be much worse than this: sitting in the second row while the poet– featured tonight for reasons only the emcee knows–fumbles through a notebook for the next offering he’ll serve up in a voice that hovers somewhere between pseudo-humility and arrogance as he alludes to obscure Italian history and no one has a clue so I’m free to tune out everything but my mind … Continue reading “Purgatory” by Carolyn Martin