And if I were making notes in the margin, I'd scribble, Yes!
And Me, too.
And Love him.
by Billy Collins
Sometimes the notes are ferocious,
skirmishes against the author
raging along the borders of every page
in tiny black script.
If I could just get my hands on you,
Kierkegaard, or Conor Cruise O'Brien,
they seem to say,
I would bolt the door and beat some logic into your head.
Other comments are more offhand, dismissive -
"Nonsense." "Please!" "HA!!" -
(Read the whole thing here.)
The Poetry Friday round up is at Reflections on the Teche today.