Fancy a boondoogle?

The 24th January ‘Stanza’ went well … and we’re booked into the upper room at The Leopard again on 21st February at 7.30pm.

We’ll be publishing poems from the last session within the next few days but in the meantime here’s the results of Geoff Sutton’s boondoogle:

i.m. Ken Koch 1925-2002

what what
sing five times ten times ten
there there

begin again
an experience
not a description of an experience
take care

and four other things
star jar wheelbarrow wind
silver gray red west


hard to know when to stop
get out as early as you can


The sharp-eyed among you will have picked up the allusions to Shelley, Wallace Stevens and Larkin – and, indeed, one to Joseph Heller’s Catch-22.

If you’d like any further explanations or discussion – see Geoff’s boondoogling article here on The Leopard blog or come to the next session, have a pint and ask him to talk you through it …


About theleopard66

I am a member of the Stoke Stanza of The Poetry Society and run a bi-monthly Poems & Pints event in Alsager.
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