something only jethro tulls

by Elizabeth Jill


something edson came today          
exactly what    I cannot say 
something clasping in the gray
something emily  occurred
hiding in a muted word
huddling     a wing torn bird
something only  jethro  tulls
knelling from the vestibules
split the rock right where it rolls         

something edgar shook the air
walked in alleys   to the bare
curled the neckline    every hair

something dylan wrangled through
where the pubbers slake their brew
something     tangled up in blue

something Hindi   transfinite
something I could never write
boundless poem    turned me white


Author's Note: In honor today of Russell Edson, Emily Dickinson, Ian Anderson, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Allen Zimmerman, and all poets who rock my world. के विशेष आभार सभागार बीस दिन मैं

Posted on 09/12/2009
Copyright © 2021 Elizabeth Jill

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Shannon McEwen on 09/12/09 at 04:25 PM

It's a gorgeous poem, in lay out, imagery, and rthym, I really like this one

Posted by Jo Halliday on 09/12/09 at 04:41 PM

Beautiful words, and a matching layout. Thanks.

Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 09/12/09 at 05:05 PM

I love it, Jill.Like Magic!

Posted by A. Paige White on 09/12/09 at 05:30 PM

Beautiful and beautifully done!

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 09/12/09 at 05:56 PM

Here's to dancing skeletons and singing mutes, we see what we please, but so often miss that in plain view. You have called these out and so they shine too. Humankind's earliest references to both maddnessa and divinity was from the poet. Rank and file marches on. Touche` Madammossielle Jill. Thanks.

Posted by Aaron Michael on 09/13/09 at 05:39 PM

jill, you're so good at this you make my eyes water. (that's manspeak for cry)
the flow of this piece is especially catching. masterfully done.

Posted by Christina Bruno on 09/14/09 at 02:22 AM

we can never forget those who inspire us...especially Emily! :) i like your background, i don't know how to do

Posted by Laura Doom on 09/14/09 at 10:22 PM

something e to whet the ears
when blunt is hunting bounty years
a fare of feted friends appears

Posted by JD Clay on 09/16/09 at 01:59 AM

EJ, EJ, EJ, you are truly amazing. You draw poetic nature from each and every breath, your pen paints heartfelt verse with each and every pulse. I don’t normally comment on author’s notes because they distract from the poem itself but the fine poets listed here would have been well served to make your acquaintance. Each one of your eloquent and prophetic triplets exudes their spirit and showcases your extraordinary talent in stunning fashion. This one goes in the book for sure.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/07/09 at 02:25 AM

Totally missed seeing this one, Jill!! Amazing. I shall practice my side-by-side, I shall!!

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 12/05/09 at 08:49 PM

Beautiful words! The layout is stunning- very pleasing to the eye- thanks for this one!

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 01/03/10 at 03:32 PM

powerfully subtle, these gears of which you are the hub to rotate a universe.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 01/06/10 at 04:41 PM

You carried me all over the literary map, down the valleys, up the mountains, through the darkness into the light. Thanks for this, Elizabeth.

Posted by Rachel Bennett on 01/22/10 at 01:48 AM

I have nothing to say, other than that this is absolutely beautiful.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/14/10 at 01:53 PM

Catchy title that no Jethro Tull fan could ignore. I really like what you've done here with the freshly unique poetics paying tribute to those who came before and created wonderous works of art.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/14/10 at 01:54 PM

P.S. The mountain background is also a nice touch!

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