Monday, June 2, 2014

A collaborative poem

My friend Sara McWhorter and I traded lines to write this collaborative poem. It has the cheerful lunacy such things are meant (at least to my mind) to have. How to know when it’s done? When it’s done. Enjoy.

La mer
It’s hard to be the only sane person in the room
When the room is on—or in—the Titanic
“Clair de lune” in the park is also insane
Not that anyone is listening
So alight, my friend, from your high ship
And listen to La mer—I have it on LP
Or let the flood water your bed sheets
Summoned by Nature’s mighty beck and call

Sara McWhorter and Michael Leddy
May 31, 2014

comments: 2

journaljim said...

Brilliant! I like Sara's work a lot. I tried to make a blackout poem from La mer but no luck (yet). I did manage to pluck a haiku out of it, though.

high ship on LP
flood water listening
bed sheets beck and call

Michael Leddy said...