Friday, October 25, 2013

Poetry Friday: More Bilgere Brilliance

It's another George Bilgere day here. There have been several of them.

Today's poem is pure genius.

by George Bilgere

It was nice being a genius
worth nearly half-a-million dollars
for the two or three minutes it took me
to walk back to my house from the mailbox
with the letter from the Foundation
trembling in my hand. Frankly,

for the first minute
I was somewhat surprised at being a genius.
(Read the whole thing here, at The Writer's Almanac.)


The Poetry Friday round up is at Live Your Poem.  


Irene Latham said...

ah, the fleeting nature of genius. :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Joy said...

Oh, would we all be geniuses,
to receive the grant
in the mail,
to hold the letter
with the check
in one's hand.

We can all dream big.

thanks for sharing this one.

Mary Lee said...

I've heard him speak. So. Much. Fun.

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Hi Karen, I've always been fascinated with the nature of genius, so I read this poem with great interest. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Edmisten said...

Thanks for sharing in the genius, everyone. :)