Friday, April 24, 2009

Apostrophe



[Homework assignment by me. In my intro poetry class, we just read three poems from Kenneth Koch's New Addresses (2000), whose poems are instances of apostrophe, addressing non-human audiences. Apostrophe is typically found in the loftiest sort of poem — Keats speaking to the urn, Shelley speaking to the West Wind. But apostrophe can be put to other purposes, as above.]

comments: 2

Tom the Piper's Son said...

Oh, lofty tincture to exotic Thai and Indonesian cuisine
You bend to make palatable
the occasional good dog's bowl

Michael Leddy said...

O comment, bringing poesy anew! : )