The Library of Jim Benz

Jim Benz Occupation: under consideration
City: Minneapolis
State: MN
Member Since: August 2005
Last Login: 10/05/2017

Homepage: http://theostensivemoment.blogspot.com/

Teaching the Ape to Write Poems
by James Tate

They didn't have much trouble
teaching the ape to write poems:
first they strapped him into the chair,
then tied the pencil around his hand
(the paper had already been nailed down).
Then Dr. Bluespire leaned over his shoulder
and whispered into his ear:
"You look like a god sitting there.
Why don't you try writing something?"

Jim is a member of the following groups: Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought, The Bell Jar, The New Beat Movement, and The Tadpole Society.

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Title Date Posted Date Created Ratings
Votes Creativity Form Imagery Overall
  Vodka 08/11/2005 08/11/2005 3 Brilliant Well-Framed Evocative Well Written
  What it is like to be a bat 07/17/2009 07/17/2009 This Poem Is Currently Not Rated
  When the poet read Bukowski by the fallen bridge 08/8/2007 08/08/2007 7 Brilliant Outstanding Flow Vivid Memorable
  Wide ranges of correspondence 09/24/2010 09/24/2010 2 Outstanding Well-Framed Evocative Well Written
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