I’ve been a bit slack in posting the many poems I have to post. So, along with the new poem posted earlier today, I thought a Top 5 might be in order.
Starting from the most viewed poem of 2015, here are your Top 5. Enjoy!
- Fat Man In The Park
- I Sometimes Think
- Buses On The Strand
- The Man With The Oiling-can
- A Sonnet on Soap
Fled the stars in all directions,
Leaving Heaven swept and clean.
Then the sun came up in sections,
Like a frozen tangerine.
He was cold but he was singing
As he put the stars to flight;
Then he shortly started flinging
Lariats of golden light.
First he caught St, Mary’s steeple,
Then he caught a dozen pubs;
Then he caught the taller people,
And at last the smaller shrubs.
– R. P. Lister
THE NEW YORKER
JANUARY 30, 1960