Monday, January 9, 2012
Big Fat Moon, Married Love, and a Goatherd
I also realized this morning that I'd come round in the Poetry Radio rotation again last night. Alas, I missed the cool 20-years-of-Acousticity show, with Allison Krauss as a teenager! You can hear the poem if you want, "Married Love," as a podcast, or read it in the Love Poems issue of Poetry East, #53, which you can find here. It's also in my chapbook Broken Sonnets, as it is a "broken" (and unrhyming) sonnet about an "unbroken" (sometimes, OK, often rhyming) marriage.
And I am my own goatherd, I hope, thanks to this fine reflection by Bob Ryder, in the Reflecting Pool. Bob was reminding us at church yesterday of the vigilance it takes to remain nonviolent in life, down to not letting someone "get our goat"--that is, not letting someone provoke us into being cranky and irritable in our own actions and speech.
Bob told about a job interview, and a boss's warning about a certain manager:
“This guy seems to know how to get a person's goat,” he explained.
“No worries.” I countered, “I’ll leave my goat at home.”
Thanks, once again, to Jonathan Koch for the watermelon, which is neither goat nor moon.