Monday, March 09, 2009

Pretty Dark

"Just catching up on your 'blog,'" writes Mark Osborne. "We call that guy either 'Manscara' or 'Guyliner' whenever he shows up." Thanks for the note, Mark. It reminds me of something I've been meaning to address. Remember when that academic took some words of Jerry Lewis and presented them in a telling poetic format? I believe that the recent celebrity comments on eyeliner to which you allude could likewise be treated as found poetry. The brackets help! Now, I am no poet, but here is where I would place the line breaks. Actual poets may disagree! "I could see why some people/ would think I have eyeliner on/ because [my eyelashes] are dark./ Especially the bottom row,/ they're pretty dark."