Monday, July 20, 2009

Extreme Poetry: The John Green Edition

Let me preface this by saying I only have a literary crush on John Green, much the same as my literary crush on Marilynne Robinson. I don't know what her hair looks like though, so I can't make as many comments. And I'm quite sure she's very dissimilar from Dora the Explorer.

And on to the poetry. As requested by Marybeth Poppins, a poem about John Green:

Potterphile Extraordinaire,
He of the fascinating hair
John Green's writing makes me drool
I write love poems, like a fool
for his perfect turn of phrase
Reading, my eyes tend to glaze
with jealousy, unabashed
Compared to him, my writing's trash.

But that's not true, and he'd agree
(she tells herself flatteringly)
I think he'd like it, just because
A nerd is what he is and was.
And if you have not guessed by now
I'm rather nerdy too, somehow.
Hooray for John Green, making nerds
into the cool ones with his words.

And for DJ Fox:

A Case of the Mondays

"Excuse me, sir
I did not order
this package here
on my porch border.

It's dull and harsh
now I feel grouchy
Please remove it
Don't be slouchy."

"I'm sorry, ma'am,
It's yours regardless
it causes you stress.

But everyone
right after Sunday
receives a case
of unwanted Monday."


Marybeth Poppins said...

You do Dr. Seuss Proud :)

storyqueen said...

It's okay, Kiersten, I love John Green, too. (And I'm not ashamed to say it!)

Great poem....especially the nerd line.

On a different note, the Monday poem was truly exquisite. Stash that one away somewhere. It has a unique quality....I dunno....I just think it's something William Carlos Williams would have wished he'd written.


Kiersten said...

So, I've got Shel Silverstein comparisons, Dr Suess, and now William Carlos Williams!

Man, I am in good company. And you are all too nice, lol.

DebraLSchubert said...

Love the poems. You're a regular Robert Zimmerman. ;-)

Mariah Irvin said...

Ah, Monday morning.

Kaotic said...

There was a lady named Kiersten,
Who could write anything – her sword a pen,
On Mondays she awoke,
Extreme poetry she wrote,
All for the entertainment of her fellow men.

I know, I know, I could have just said I enjoyed the post!:-)

Kiersten said...

But it's so much more fun that way, K : )