Friday, January 17, 2014

O Captain, My Captain

image borrowed from bing

O Captain, My Captain

“Sucking the marrow out of life doesn’t mean
choking on the bone.”--John Keating.

The Apple commercial
does not credit the film,
the actor, or

the poet, but
it is very effective regardless--
movies about poets, 

like movies about
making movies, always rev up
my creative turbos;

once an actor,
always the movie buff, poet
from puberty, I

love it when
the two co-inhabit the same
space, though often

I must be
satisfied with a movie or
commercial about writers,

about the passion,
the beautiful loneliness of a
long distance poet,

who must write,
must loose the mutts of
poetics, & allow

the words unleashed
to rush through the world
as vitriolic muscular

verse. True that. 

Glenn Buttkus

Posted as a ten minute, 100 word piece for Kellie Elmore's FREE WRITE FRIDAY

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Claudia said...

one of my fav films...and i didn't even think about writing poetry back then... the passion of writing... writing poetry makes me feel more alive...reading good poetry helps me to see the world with someone else's eyes.. it's awesome...

kaykuala said...

The loneliness of a long distance poet is very real. One gets to be alone and longing for the eventual make-up of getting a good poem off the shelf. Not easy but the necessary inspiration can be drawn from those quiet moments. Great write Glenn!


Kellie said...

I am so very happy to have a master of words from the phenomenal group of Dverse to join my little FWF. What an honor to have your poetry included. Thank you.
Please visit us again.
♥ Kellie