Thelma and the Sleaze are coming for you Gunning down the highway With guitars in their eyes, like stars Bigger than life Full of that '70s swagger B-movie queens on the rise Heading to your town Gonna take it over They'll charm your women and drink your booze Yeah, these chicks do it up right Night after night on the stage Leaving nothing behind but your dreams They won't stop Even when there's nothing left to give Gonna conquer the world while you weep Bigger than life Full of that '70s swagger B-movie queens on the rise Thelma and the Sleaze are coming for you Gunning down the highway With guitars in their eyes, like stars
“It is only when we are aware of the earth and of the earth as poetry that we truly live.”–Henry Beston
“Never keep a poem waiting; it might be a really good one, and if you don’t get it down, it’s lost.”–Ruth Stone
Lady Reading Poetry (1906) by Ishibashi Kazunori
- Joanne Kyger (1934-2017) (THE ALLEN GINSBERG PROJECT)
Thomas Lux, 1946-2017 [THE PARIS REVIEW]
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?”-Emily Dickinson
Your poetry certainly passes this test, dearest Emily! Happy birthday.
Cover of Goblin Market and other poems by Christina Rossetti, 1862. The artwork is by her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti.