A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

from _Fragmentary Ekphrases Based On Paintings Made By Monkeys_






















[Finger painting; by Baltimore Betsy, a chimpanzee]


      on Betsy’s
touchpad,
                    no need
to click
   since this
                 oblique
operation’s
     all about
                     drag—
     go check
            her matted
map
       of parallel lines
  that veer,
             cross
themselves, and collide—
             each one
a detour
             from the
road
           not taken,
a lost
          highway
   jug-
handling,
                   playing
hide-
and-
            seek

2 comments:

  1. I'm loving these monkey poems. So glad you joined Michael!

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  2. Hey, thanks! These are fun to do.

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