Friday Poetry Reflection, July 18th

So I have gotten very bad at posting, but at least I remember this week! This week I have chosen a poem by the new US Poet Laureate, who also happens to be Lesbian, you go girl! The person in question is Kay Ryan (NY Times Story) who will become the 16th Poet Laureate. The Poem is “Nothing Ventured”

Nothing exists as a block

and cannot be parceled up.

So if nothing’s ventured

it’s not just talk;

it’s the big wager.

Don’t you wonder

how people think

the banks of space

and time don’t matter?

How they’ll drain

the big tanks down to

slime and salamanders

and want thanks?

A very good and simple poem. I like it! It makes you think and enjoy it at the same time. Best of luck as poet laureate!

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for and UCC Express.

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