Dagens dikt: Introduction to Poetry av Billy Collins

Jag kan känna igen mig i eleverna som Collins talar om här... det var väl tur att jag lyckades förstå mig på poesi till slut :-)  
I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light 
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem's room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author's name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose
to find out what it really means.
Billy Collins

En promenad nedför Minnenas Stig: Weezer - Buddy Holly

Tänk - denna videon fick man med Windows 95, när den uppgraderingen kom 1994. 
Om man som jag är ett fan av både Weezer och Happy Days (Gänget och jag) så är ju detta en total pärla! 

Dagens dikt: Silver av Walter de la Mare

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in silver feathered sleep
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream. 
Walter de la Mare