11 may. 2008


Lisa Jarnot. Black Dog Songs.

The poem "Lisa Jarnot" is brilliant. I've realized one of the benefits of reading 9000 books is that I will read (at least) 9000 brilliant poems.

2 comentarios:

SEK dijo...

Your claim, my good man, is patently false. Add Jack London to your roster of 9,000 and you'll find naught but this.

Jonathan dijo...

I never claimed that every book would have a brilliant poem in it. Some might have zero, it is true, but others might have ten or twenty. If I don't just read random books, but for the most part those that I think will have something valuable in them, then the number of brilliant poems should be at least as high as the number of books read. All I need for that is about one in fifty poems to be brilliant.