I have to say I'm really enjoying the poems on other people's blogs...
Here's one (so hard to pick just one) from a poet I once knew, with an academic theme no less:
Community College in the Rain
Announcement: All pupils named Doug.
Please come to the lounge on Concourse K.
Please join us for coffee and remarks.
Dougs: We cannot come. We are injured by golf cleats.
Announcement: Today we will discuss the energy in a wing
and something about first basemen.
Ribs will be served in the cafeteria.
Pep Club: We will rally against golf cleats today.
The rally will be held behind the gymnasium.
There is a Model T in the parking lot with its lights on.
Dougs: We are dying in the nurse's office.
When she passes before the window, she looks like a bride.
Karen (whispers): We are ranking the great shipwrecks.
Announcement: In the classroom filled with dishwater light,
Share your thoughts on public sculpture.
All: O Dougs, where are you?
Dougs: In the wild hotels of the sea.
-- David Berman, Actual Air
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