Saturday, February 16, 2013

Vonnegut Scribbling : Poem In Your Post

A Vonnegut print from the '60s. 
 Two little good girls
Watchful and wise –
Clever little hands
And big kind eyes –
Look for signs that the world is good,
Comport themselves as good folk should.
They wonder at a father
Who is sad and funny strong,
And they wonder at a mother
Like a childhood song.
And what, and what
Do the two think of?
Of the sun
And the moon
And the earth
And love.

               - Kurt Vonnegut

I've been reading - and attempting to practice - Vonnegut's "How to Write with Style" with my students this week, and his work has been much on my mind.  Wondering if he wrote any poetry, I hopped back to the fabulous Brain Pickings website and found this little ditty, penned in a letter to a friend.


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