Poetry Friday: February

February 4th, 2011

If I had to write a poem for this Poetry Friday, it would go something like this:

No
More
Snow
Please!

But let’s turn to someone who is much better at capturing the spirit of the this season. This week’s selection is February by Margaret Atwood. Enjoy!

February

by Margaret Atwood

Winter. Time to eat fat
and watch hockey. In the pewter mornings, the cat,   
a black fur sausage with yellow
Houdini eyes, jumps up on the bed and tries   
to get onto my head. It’s his
way of telling whether or not I’m dead.
Read the rest of the poem here…

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carlie  |  February 4th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    This poem knocked me right out! So great. Thanks for sharing. It’s profound and funny and whiny all at once. Such grace.

  • 2. Jet  |  February 5th, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I agree. Nicely whiny, which is how I’m feel’n right now . . .

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