19 April 2007

Looking up

Check out my poem on Verse Daily today.

It's my first time on one of the Dailies, and I want to skip through the halls singing. But I won't, because I have too much work to do.

Things are thawing here in Northeast Ohio. I came home from my late class last night to an amazingly clean house (why didn't I hire someone sooner?). This morning the remaining daffodils were alert and the hyacinths were blooming again. I need to start looking at my calendar for May. The semester is kicking into overdrive. I am going have to transition from poem annotation mode to paper grading mode, which is not my preferred state.

I took this picture walking onto campus today.

9 comments:

jeannine said...

Your first time, but it won't be your last!
Congrats!

Stephanie King said...

Congrats on VerseDaily. And it's a great poem.

Penultimatina said...

Thanks you guys!

Woohoooooo.

Peter said...

Congrats.
Great poem.
I've enjoyed reading the book.

Justin Evans said...

Hello, boys and girls. This is your old pal, Stinky Weaselteats.

This is a song about a whale. No! This is a song about being happy!
That's right! It's the Happy Happy Joy Joy song!

[chorus]
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

I don't think you're happy enough! That's right! I'll teach you to
be happy! I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs! Now, boys and girls, let's try it again!

[chorus]

If'n you aint the grandaddy of all liars! The little critters of
nature... They don't know that they're ugly!
That's very funny, a
fly marrying a bumblebee!
I told you I'd shoot! But you didn't believe me!
Why didn't you believe me?!

[chorus without last line]
Happy Happy Happy Happy
Happy Happy Happy Happy
Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

brent goodman said...

Awesome! "Drift" is one of my many favorites from Prairie Fever. Congrats.

cornshake said...

great choice for poem of the day! congrats!

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Ees a good poem! Looking forward to reading the whole book.

Penultimatina said...

Thanks, y'all!