Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Poem - Man In Space by Billy Collins

Alright, this is a totally random selection, but I find it funny and am in a rather random mood, so, you must understand, I really have no choice. (Apparently, I am in a run on sentence, comma kind of mood as well.)

You can view a video of the poem here. I highly recommend it.

Man In Space
by Billy Collins

All you have to do is listen to the way a man
sometimes talks to his wife at a table of people
and notice how intent he is on making his point
even though her lower lip is beginning to quiver,

and you will know why the women in science
fiction movies who inhabit a planet of their own
are not pictured making a salad or reading a magazine
when the men from earth arrive in their rocket,

why they are always standing in a semicircle
with their arms folded, their bare legs set apart,
their breasts protected by hard metal disks.


Kaber said...

Hmmm. maybe all women need to get some protective metal disks...LOL

good poem!

Redbud said...

LOL, that was fun read. I'll be sharing this one.


Anonymous said...

Hahah- that was awesome... who knew he was so creative! I'll have to remember this