Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Simply Marvell-ous

Today it's my turn to post up a poem for discussion at Puisi-poesy and I've chosen my favourite poem of all time: To His Coy Mistress by Alexander Marvell. Go take a look.

10 comments:

lainieyeoh said...

re what you said bout poems in trains, we do have it here :) star lrts

bibliobibuli said...

thanks for coming sunday, lainie - so sad i didn't get a chance to speak to you or was too blur afterwards to take in much!

i hadn't heard about poems on the lrt before ... do tell me more and i will take a trip just to investigate!!!

Anonymous said...

"Coy Mistress" is a fun one! So much fun, in fact, that it just keeps resonating through the literary landscape. I can think of four novels and short stories that take their titles from it.

"World Enough and Time," by Robert Penn Warren.

"The Conversion of the Jews," a short story by Philip Roth in "Goodbye, Columbus."

"Vaster Than Empires and More Slow," a short story by Ursula LeGuin in "The Wind's Twelve Quarters."

"A Fine and Private Place," by Peter Beagle.

Are there any others? I'm sure there's a cookbook somewhere out there with the title "My Vegetable Love."

bibliobibuli said...

you amaze me, anon ...

didn't know this and am glad to know it

if no-one has taken "my vegetable love" as a title, i'll make it mine and write about the queen of the cabbage patch

lainieyeoh said...

ahhh...the poems you get in form 5 literature reading list, i wandered lonely as a cloud, shall i compare thee to a summer's day, that kinda stuff :) but if you will like to take a peek, try your luck in the STAR lrts

bibliobibuli said...

that's a disappointment, lainie - what a missed opportunity! maybe we should hijack some of the trains and post up some more exciting stuff

Jordan said...

One of the few poems I actually remember enjoying. Good pick.

lainieyeoh said...

graffitry? poffiti? hey, i'd do it.

bibliobibuli said...

lainie - what lovely terms! how deliciously subversive!

we'd dress in black and go in dead of night with spray cans and marker pens around the city and deface lrt trains and public buildings with plath and shakespeare and cummings and ginsberg and tagore ...

on park benches we'd paint haiku and pantuns ...

and fibs should be reserved for the science centre i think ...

stop me please before ...

Anonymous said...

It's been done.. only with chalk.. and in KL too. It wasn't poetry though.