Friday, June 13, 2008

POETRY FRIDAY: A Poem by Richard Brautigan

Here’s a poem I found at Poetry 180 yesterday. I couldn’t resist posting it for Poetry Friday this week. Maybe we’d all be A students if we could study the subjects we love! I know I always got the best grades in the subjects (chemistry, genetics, geology) that interested me. FYI: Blonde girls were not one of the subjects in which I excelled.

Gee, You’re So Beautiful That It’s Starting to Rain
by Richard Brautigan

Oh, Marcia,
I want your long blonde beauty

to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn that God
lives like music in the skin
and sounds like a sunshine harpsichord.

You can read the rest of the poem here.


At Wild Rose Reader, I have three original poems about the sounds of summer.

Cloudscome has the Poetry Friday Roundup at A Wrung Sponge.


jama said...

Such a cool poem, Elaine. Thanks for making me smile!

Karen Edmisten said...

Great poem!

Elaine Magliaro said...


I wish we had more poems to make us smile. Too bad the writing of light verse has gone out of vogue. We need another Ogden Nash.

Elaine Magliaro said...


We must having been posting our comments at the same time. I think it's a great poem, too!

Sara said...

Is that not the best title??? And of course, I think of Marcia from the Brady Brunch and her long, swingy hair...

Andromeda Jazmon said...

lives like music in the skin"


Mary Lee said...

Chemistry, genetics and geology??? You just gained another dimension! I can't wait to meet you some day and fill out this picture even more!

Elaine Magliaro said...


The poem does have an interesting title, doesn't it?


That IS quite a line!

Mary Lee,

I love the sciences--especially astronomy, geology, chemistry, vulcanology--and poetry. I enjoyed using poetry in the classroom in conjunction with our science units.
I think that poets, like scientists, are careful observers.

Sara, Cloudscome, Mary Lee-

I'm planning to attend the Kidlit Bloggers Conference in Portland. Are you going?

Jennie said...

This was one of my favorite poems in high school. Thank you for giving it back to me!

Playing with Gentle Glass Things

One of my favorite poetry lines!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, this makes me want to write an awesome list poem about all the things I wish we could focus on...hmmm. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Lee said...

Unfortunately, time and $$ will not allow me to go to Portland this year. I had to do some real soul-searching, but I think it was quite mature of me to realize that I need to spend the time and $$ going to CO to visit my 81 year-old mother. There will be LOTS of other blogger conferences, but only ONE Mom.