After a short summer break, the dVerse Poets Pub reopens its doors and celebrates its third anniversary. This is no small matter in a world where blogs come and go at lightning speed, especially community-based blogs, where we share our poetic thoughts and feel free to experiment. The poem below is based on Catullus and his famous Ode to Lesbia, and it’s dedicated to all of the talented poets (and moments of fun and serious talk) that we’ve had here at the Pub.
Let’s live and love then, my dear friends,
another glass of champagne? …don’t mind if I do..
and give old naggers’ disapproving frowns short shrift.
The sun rises and sets on repeat.
[Over and over and over and over…
//the joy of repetition really is in you.]
But we? Once our sun’s snuffed out, it’s the graveyard shift.
So cover me in poems, a thousand,
then a hundred more, then let’s start over again.
Oh… is that taking it too far? / No, wait!// Don’t turn away…
A million poems later, let’s fudge the score
so no cold calculating eye can quell our enthusiasm!
if in doubt for entertainment
dancing on tables
is also great and would suffice.