Poetry Wednesday – Joseph Hutchison

Back when I was taking every poetry class that would let me in, we read The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser which is surprisingly good for its cheesy title and cover. There is a poem in its pages that has taken on near mythical proportions for the people in that class, so much so that there was talk  of getting tattoos of this poem. I think you’ll see why.


Artichoke by Joseph Hutchison

Oh heart weighed down by so many wings.

4 thoughts on “Poetry Wednesday – Joseph Hutchison

  1. While I’m a bit familiar with Ted Kooser, I didn’t know he had a “manual” out. Now I’m really curious about this poem that would inspire tattoos! Is it the “Artichoke” one you mention below? There is more than one line to it it, right?

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