Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Two Poems to Make You Go, "Oh!" (for completely different reasons)

Yes,  I know these were published in 2009.  What can I say? I'm slow about updating the blog sometimes. 

Hailey Leithauser's poem


Mel Nichols's poem

Bonus points if you find the palindrome in the first one! It's a great image, too, especially for these summer days.


  1. 'O' is just delicious for a word-lover. (Shouldn't everybody be a word-lover? I don't think I understand / trust anyone who's not.)

    Giggling at Google :) .

  2. ... And I wonder if she started the poem with that palindrome? What a great pair of words!

  3. I don't know if she did, but can you imagine her total sense of serendipity when she realized what a picture that palindrome made--or that her picture was also a palindrome? I mean, I assumed that the palindrome came first, but then, who knows?

    And isn't "delicious," when it's used to discuss matters other than food, also a great word for word-lovers? :)