Saturday, November 21, 2009

Raising and Lowering the Bar

I think I may have outdone myself with last week's poem. It wasn't exactly a work of literary genius, but compared to most of the other poems I've recently featured on this blog, it was pretty close. The problem, of course, is that once you write something of such high quality, you feel the need and desire to achieve that level in subsequent poems.

Unfortunately, this week's poem will probably not reach that level, irrespective of my needs and desires. Or, to put it in verse:

My poem of last week will be hard to beat.
I really enjoyed it a lot.
I don't think that this one can even compete.
It might but I tend to think not.