Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm [caesura] | cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs

Is there a better line of poetry than "I'm [caesura] | cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs"?

OK, maybe "RAID [caesura] | kills bugs dead," which was penned by the sadly neglected poet Lew Welch, college roommate of Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.

Click here for an article from the Oxford University Press lexicographical blog by Mark Peters (of Wordlustitude - must reading for poets! - and Contributing Editor for Verbatim: The Language Quarterly) on how such great lines like this enter the brain as well as the bowels.

3 comments:

Jordan said...

Is this the same Mark Peters as the one behind Men and The Right Blonde????

Mark Peters said...

Yep! Wow, one person read that stuff...

Thanks for the great plug, Don!

Jordan said...

No, actually, you have a legion of fans who, as far as I know, still wonder where you went. If that doesn't scare you, send me an e-mail [jordan at jordandavis dot com].