Tuesday, June 17, 2008

pms poem tuesday

Some People, when they are PMS-y, might get a little insulting and mean to others. And sometimes, husbands or children, might think Some People are being the just the teensy-est bit difficult.

Poets, on the other hand, can obfuscate to the point that no one really realizes they've been insulted, unless they listen carefully.

Take, for example, one of my all time favorite poets, e.e. cummings. He wrote this delightful little poem entitled if you like my poems let them. It goes like this:

if you like my poems let them
walk in the evening,a little behind you

then people will say
"Along this road i saw a princess pass
on her way to meet her lover(it was
toward nightfall)with tall and ignorant servants."

See, wasn't that nice? Did you catch the insult?

If you didn't, read. it. AGAIN. (The "idiot" is implied, not actually written, see?)

But e.e. cummings was a masterful poet. I am just a hormonal mom. So instead, I say:


Marie Antoinette photo originally downloaded by hannah karina


The Duvall Family said...

I love your poem so much better! I can totaly sympathize!

Kate said...

there is nothing wrong with being hormonal, it's part of the package, all husbands know this when they get married from observation of their own moms.