Saturday, March 20, 2010


A brilliant woman directed me to the poem "Oatmeal" by Galway Kinnell. It's about a man who lives alone and imagines himself eating oatmeal with John Keats to keep from eating alone. It's very funny and slightly tinged with irony.
Haven't you imagined conversations with writers or philosophers during an idle hour? (Tell me I'm not alone here...) Check it out, it may inspire you to read more of Kinnell or even refresh yourself on Keats.


  1. Hi! You always bring up lots of interesting writers and stories for me to explore!

    I was really happy to learn that we are finally getting Bright Star to movie theatres here (premier on April 9). Can't wait!

  2. I'm glad you liked "Oatmeal"!
    I loved Bright Star, but some of my friends found the pace a bit off. The visuals are gorgeous though, on that we all agreed.