personal favorites / poetry collections… Music Like Dirt by Frank Bidart / poem & video


 
 
 
 
Frank Bidart

Music Like Dirt
 
[The only chapbook to be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.]

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bidart reads the sequence of poems, Music Like Dirt
 

 
 

a poem from the sequence:
 

“Little Fugue”

at birth you were handed a ticket

beneath every journey the ticket to this
journey in one direction

or say the body

is a conveyor belt, moving in one direction
slower or swifter than sight

at birth

you were handed a ticket, indecipherable
rectangle forgotten in your pocket

or say you stand upon a moving walkway

as if all you fear
is losing your

balance moving in one direction

beneath every journey the ticket to this
journey in one direction

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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on April 19, 2012.

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