At GBMC on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
In Towson, Baltimore
Daddy always loves me
Mommy said that once he
Almost punched her
for not allowing him to eat meat.
Should I have said that?
Will we skydive while eating bananas
And doing flips with a monkey?
I won’t stop playing minecraft,
Because I’m awesome!
Gooey Poop couldn’t play
Because he’s sick
You can’t eat chocolate ice cream,
The nurses are calling,
Selenite crystals grow in a cave
Like Superman’s fortress,
Soon you’ll poop
and a tube will go up your ass
Hey Dad, shall you eat or shall you not?
I love my daddy no matter what
I love him for life
Mommy will be waiting,
While you’re dreaming.
I hope Gooey Poop get better.
Today, my little guy and I worked together to create a New York School poem.
Today’s prompt is to write a “New York School” poem using the recipe found here. The New York School is the name by which a group of poets that all lived in New York in the 1950s and 1960s. The most well-known members are Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, and Kenneth Koch. Their poems are actually very different from one another, but many “New York School” poems display a sort of conversational tone, references to friends and to places in and around New York, humor, inclusion of pop culture, and a sense of the importance of art (visual, poetic, and otherwise). Here’s a fairly representative example.
In following the recipe, you can include as many (or as few) of the listed elements as you wish. Happy writing!