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good work

September 10, 2008

I was dragging myself into work today for the second day of classes when I saw my poet friend Dan whose new book (Bicycles, Canoes, and Drums)has just come out. He teaches at Endicott with me and rides his bike to work. I read his poem Good Work and felt like he was right. absolutely right. Here is the poem. Why is he not more famous? I like this better than any billy collins thing.

GOOD WORK

It is good to

have a job

in which you

have to ride

your bicycle

someplace

and take out

a notebook

—write things

in it and make

some sketches

as you look

something over

under trees

and sky

—write a few

more notes,

another sketch.

Then you close

the notebook,

put it in your

backpack,

buckle the straps

get on your bicycle

and ride home.

–Dan Sklar


One Comment leave one →
  1. todd permalink
    September 15, 2008 3:41 pm

    yea. that’s it. bike to work.

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