Friday, February 29, 2008

Now we sing, and do tiny dances on the kitchen floor

Now that Governor Pawlenty has named Robert Bly Minnesota's first Poet Laureate, will Kevin-M be back to guide us through this situation? Kevin-M over at the Insomnia Report (alas, moribund these many months) is our favorite authority on all things Bly. He once had the best contest ever, still open over at his site: Find the fake Robert Bly!
I have decided to throw a contest. What follows are six snippets of poetry. Four are legitimate Bly pieces. Two have been have written by me, a man with no discernible poetic gifts. Try and guess which ones are which and place your answers in the comments. If you're right, you win. What do you win? Well, you win the right to call yourself a winner, which ought to be prize enough for anyone, I should think.

Go forth now. Sing, do tiny dances on the kitchen floor, and enter the contest. Maybe we can convince Kevin-M to rescue us.

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