Saturday, January 07, 2006

Inspiring Poetry (and Layton poems), blog entry, Jan 7 06

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By Lorianne, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
January 7, 2006 @ 11:01 PM
Farewell, Irving

Poet Irving Layton Dies

Irving Layton was my favourite poet in high school. I think it must have been his passion... and the sex... that was fascinating to me. It was inspiring. Here are a couple of his shorter poems that I really liked:

Misunderstanding

I placed
my hand
upon
her thigh.

By the way
she moved
away
I could see
her devotion
to literature
was not
perfect.

On My Way To School

On my way to school
I used to pass
A Baptist church
And fields of grass.

"Jesus Saves"
Above the gate
Would comfort me
If I were late.

The church is gone,
The street is paved,
The Home Bank thrives
Where Jesus Saved.

Here you can find the Irving Layton website.
Here's the entry about him in Wikipedia.

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