Memorizing Poems

by Philip Dacey
A man learning
to juggle; a line
clatters to the floor.


On the walls of the cave of the mouth,
the words like horses at Lascaux.


Blind man led by a dog:
nice brain, good brain,
thank you, brain.


the body of the poet
in the body of the poem
in your body.

 2007 by Philip Dacey. All rights reserved.

Philip Dacey's ninth and latest book is The New York Postcard Sonnets: A Midwesterner Moves to Manhattan (Rain Mountain Press, 2007).