Rimbaud vs. Baudelaire
"an oscillation between representational reference and compositional game"
-Marjorie Perloff in The Poetics of Indeterminacy
Striking this balance seems to me to be what, ahem, great poetry is all about. At least from the half of the world (read: the world) represented by a statement such as "In the reaction of Rimbaud to Baudelaire, lies the germ of half the subsequent history of French poetry [read: all poetry]." (Charles Tomlinson)
That's why Pageboy Magazine only publishes great poetry... duh?
My Life (with haiku), She Said
they cannot kill large barnyard fowl
but you can, you can kill us
and if you can kill us
then you can kill a Jupiter or several
I'm then there was her
oh shit! what do we do now?
No, I don't love you
that pretty much is the all of it
so far (lot tea dough)