I, too, dislike it.

Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in
it, after all, a place for the genuine.

-Marianne Moore


Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poetry is not unlike UNIX. When working with it 90% of what's going on flies right over your head, but the pieces you manage to figure out always seem incredibly cool. The poems I have put up here are not intended for those who are especially experienced with poetry. Those of you with whole bookshelves of poetry at home are welcome to browse, but this collection is really intended for those of you who don't see the point of reading this stuff. I don't consider any of the poems I have included here to be "easy", but I think they are all "good". I don't expect anyone to agree with me 100% but I'm hoping that while looking through them one or two might strike your fancy. Poetry reading is a hit or miss process, but I'm a firm believer in the proposistion that if you keep trying you'll hit eventually.

Anyway, enjoy.