Friday, February 02, 2007

Today is the second Bloggers ( Silent) Poetry Reading. This has always been one of my favorites.


I saw a famous man eating soup.
I say he was lifting a fat broth
Into his mouth with a spoon.
His name was in the newspapers that day
Spelled out in tall black headlines
And thousands of people were talking about him.

When I saw him,
He sat bending his head over a plate
Putting soup in his mouth with a spoon.

--Carl Sandburg

((This is a corrected attribution---as Seymour pointed out. Thank you, baby boy.)


Cindy said...

I love both Sandberg and Frost. Quintessential poets of their time.

JulieFrick said...

They certainly do, as long as I'm teaching! I love this one, and have never used it. Maybe this year, I will!

kathy said...

Love your blog! Your student was a great interviewer - you have taught him well. Can't wait to read the story about the best subject ever: Knitting!

kathy said...

Yes, Urban Knitters is open to anyone. I'm technically suburban myself. You should join us!

Anonymous said...

they sure do... the first thing they teach is that Carl Sandburg wrote that poem