Open-Mic Poetry Reading,
12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Now, I overheard a rumor,
And I wish I’d heard it sooner,
About poets lacking humor:
“They’re a dry, dreary bunch
Who take themselves so serious.
Making list’ners delirious
With pond’rous thoughts, they weary us
Then serve a catered lunch.”
If you think poets need tweaking
And it’s me you’re now critiquing
Because from your cares you’re seeking
Some respite, some relief.
I’ll do my part to remedy,
And since the soul of levity
Demands we practice brevity,
I’ll keep my comments brief.
Come one, come all; the Open Mic
Beckons poets of every stripe.
Laugh, bare your soul or vent a gripe,
But most of all, have fun.
Falvey’s first floor provides the space;
In Speakers’ Corner it takes place.
Nourish your soul; relax your pace.
We’ll meet from noon till one.
Gerald Dierkes is an information services specialist for the Information and Research Assistance team, senior copyeditor for the Communication and Publications team, and a liaison to the Department of Theater.