11 February 2010

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackboard

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackboard

I.
You do not do, you do not do

II.
Do you not do, do you not do

III.
Not do you do, Not do you do

IV.
Do not do you, do not do you

V.
Do not you do, do not you do

VI.
Do do not you, do do not you

VII.
Not you do do, not you do do

VIII.
Do do do do, not you not you

IX.
daddy, In the picture I have of you

X.
Of you, I have in the picture daddy

XI.
I have you, daddy in the picture of

XII.
The picture in you, I have of daddy

XIII.
In daddy, I have the picture of you

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi Peter!

Do you know if anything is going on in the world to mark the 47th anniversary of Plath's death today?

Best,
VC

Peter K Steinberg said...

VC-

No, I don't know of anything. I'm reading Ariel (restored edition) today, which is my normal 11 February thing to do. I haven't even seen anything come across the news wires yet...normally it's an "On this day..." kind of thing.

Is anyone else out there doing anything?

pks

Anonymous said...

Just wishing I could have met her. SY.

Julia said...

A neat, poem-ish sort of exercise. Thanks for that. It makes me think.

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