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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.


It is good to

have a job

in which you

have to ride

your bicycle


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


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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