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Poets Laureate

Poetry Challenge Day 159 (Sat Mar 12)

I am reading the biographies of Poets Laureate
on the Library of Congress website.
It’s a rather intimidating experience
reading about all these accomplishments,
especially for someone of no repute
engaged in a project like this one.

Some I have heard of (two actually)
the rest not.
I suppose to be truly educated in poetry
one would have to have
read all of these, a lifetime’s
work it would seem to me.

Each biography was accompanied
by a photo of the poet.
My favorite poet is Joseph Brodsky,
Not because I have read him,
but simply because in his bio-pic
he is only poet holding a cat.