Thursday, March 02, 2006

Go Now and Be Otters in the Universe

Out in the street
a dollar is a dollar
and a man is a man

but we, knowing we are
emissaries

sent out by our enormous
selves
into this dream

commend the otters,
playful, smart and sweet

who prefer
life
to objectivity.

-Suzanne Gordon


In honor of Greenish Lady
and her poetry Thursday...
I dug this Otter poem out.
It was published in Rolling Stone sometime in 1977. (ish?)

2 comments:

GreenishLady said...

Oh, thank you. I'd like to prefer life to objectivity too. That's lovely! .... and there's more than me playing Poetry Thursday. Liz Elayne started it, and has a list on her sidebar at http://bepresentbehere.blogspot.com/

There are some wonderful poems on offer this week - and new people joining in, which is great, too.

Thanks so much for this.

eliza said...

"who prefer life to objectivity" - that's great.