Friday, January 9, 2009

Poetry Friday

Anastasia Suen is hosting Poetry Friday. Here is a poem from Oh, That's Ridiculous, Poems Selected by William Cole, with drawings by Tomi Ungerer

That Head

I suppose I've passed

him a hundred times,

but I always stop

for a minute

And look at his head,

that tragic head,

the head

with nobody in it.

Jerce Bullmer

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Poor guy! This poem reminds me a little bit of Shel Silverstein's poem, Loser, where the character loses his whole head!

Nanny said...

Nothing doing, I guess!

neetzy said...

I think I've passed this fellow!

Love your blog. I arrived by recommendation from Poetikat. I started at this one, but I kept scrolling down, down.

May I subscribe?

david elzey said...

I love all the Cole edited (and Tomi illustrated!) collections. Thanks for sharing this one, it's been a while since I've seen that head.

poemhome said...

Thanks, guys. On request from neetzy there's a neat subscribe gadget below "my favorite books."

CLAY said...

Ah...to be displaced from reality, yet exist in the same breath--brilliant post! I salute you sir!

Ever Yours,
Clayrn Darrow
M.IV