This is going to be a fortnightly feature wherein I review a poem, the idea being to get me reading more poetry. I’m going to focus on professionally-published work. Rather than choose an author, I’m going to start by choosing a poem at random from one of the anthologies I have: hopefully this will mean reading some things I wouldn’t necessarily choose myself.
As I’m a bit of a geek, I’m going to use a random number generator to choose my poem: I will choose a number between the first and last page of the anthology, and read the poem on that page. The only exceptions will be if it happens to be a poem I’ve already discussed in my Favourite Poems or Reading Project series, or if it ends up being a repeat.