I Think You’re Wonderful

Thomas Lux, American poet
  • Thomas Lux, American poet
  • I think you’re wonderful.
  • I’m driving my car
  • and your name is on every mailbox.
  • I’m kissing you
  • and my shoes crawl away
  • in darkness, sweet gadgets
  • sing in my wrists, the life
  • I dumped into the river years ago
  • is reported found in the Philippines....
  • Why do I tell you this?
  • Because your lingerie
  • is burning, because a lone drop
  • of rain is falling somewhere
  • above the Sahara, because
  • I think you’re wonderful.

Thomas Lux, American poet, will be reading from his work at San Diego State University’s Scripps Cottage at 7 p.m. on April 9. Lux, who is currently the Bourne Professor of Poetry at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and three National Endowment Fellowships in Poetry as well as the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Award. From the Southland, a collection of the essays that Lux wrote for the San Diego Reader over the past several years, has just been published by Marick Press. His most recent collection of poetry is God Particles from Houghton Mifflin. “I Think You’re Wonderful” is from Memory’s Handgrenade, published by Pym-Randall, and is reprinted here by permission.

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Please God

give me a poet

i scrawl it on the foggy shower door each morn

absurdic or acerbic

i don't care

with or without clean underwear

one of those dreamy beamy smiling idiots found wandering

eyes looking up and out onto the world less harsh

because his thrilling mind has transubstantiated it

with whimsical verse

or"take no prisoner" risk taking emotion

when ever his pen falls to paper

and begins it's adventurist meandering

Please God

send me a poet

i adore this poem by..Thomas Lux...it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy...hahahahahaha...and am happy to see he will be doing readings here at SDSU Scripps Cottage in April

a poem by myself a poet God did send me long ago


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