Oh, didn’t you know? Poets post their poetry online too! but how do you know what’s readable and what’s for the damning click of the dislike button?! Well, wipe that worried brow clean; that’s what we’re here for.
Poetry Unplugged Host Niall O’ Sullivan’s poetry blog The Mundane Comedy (if you’ve neve been to the poetry unplugged at least once, you deserve hot coal for dinner) is in many ways a fairly accrurate representation of the man himself: unapologetically intellectual, a stickler for form, cheeky, full of biting social commentary but also capable of breathtaking tenderness, as shown in the poem below:
With a firm and cupping motion, the midwife
located the position of your head,
you’re bang on schedule, ready for the strife,
the planned eviction from your snug homestead.
And now I know where your blossoming brain
sparks bright within your cave of darkest red—
I wonder how it looks to you within,
when bright light penetrates the full placenta?
Perhaps its just like when this skyline turns
from concrete grey to brilliant magenta.
Fans of well written, smart poems that tease more meaning with every read should definitely subscribe. Fans of the above who also love Whitney Houston and felt the funeral belonged on live televison should maybe mot read the first poem on his page.