Ping (zestyping) wrote,
Ping
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Beware the Islamic owls!

Time for another stroke of brilliance from the ANTHOLOGY HOLY TANGO of Literature. I think this one might be my favourite.
I WILL ALARM ISLAMIC OWLS
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

I will be alarming
the Islamic owls
that are in
the barn

and which
you warned me
are very jittery
and susceptible to loud noises

Forgive me
they see so well in the dark
so feathery
and so dedicated to Allah
Ah, lovely.

(I still remember when we discussed the wheelbarrow poem with Mr. Duncan in Grade 10 English class and i complained bitterly about its pretentiousness.)
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