Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Citations


Like a sponge soaking in
the creation of others1,
poetry or prose
with citations2
can have many mothers.

A sponge well soaked we know can
have plenty of heft.
But dried out, and light,
there is only
a simple skeleton left3.




1. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=178345
2. http://philosophersplayground.blogspot.com/2010/10/citation.html
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sponge