Happy National Poetry Month! Thanks for dropping by my Poem Starter Video party.
Today’s poem comes from?Can You Dig It???(Hyperion, 2010), by artist/poet Robert Weinstock.?I met Robert a couple of years ago at a TLA Poetry Roundup and got to hear him read from this very funy collection of poems about caveman times (which also includes dinosaurs in his very purposefully unscientific exploration!).?Lately, he’s playing with “interstitial art”–maybe you’ve all heard of it, but not me. Anyway, it’s’super-amusing! Check of the interstitching of Mao Zedong and Robert’s dog Ruby on his website.
Last week, I saw Jurassic Park 3-D (loved it), but I did not want to kiss any of the dinosaurs. This poem, though,?has great art of a museum security guard planting a big one on a dinosaur fossil’s…lips–or where lips would be if dinosaur fossils had lips!
I kissed a brontosaurus twice
And will admit I found it nice.
I skooched along its stretched-out spine,
And smooched its dainty chin. Divine.
One tiny peck and then a smack…
I swear I think it kissed me back!
–by Robert Weinstock, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: