Monday, November 20, 2006

NEW POEM BY GLENN COOPER

Planet Ali
--------------------

Maybe Ali isn’t
human;

maybe

he was dropped down
from space,

from a faraway star
system, a distant planet,
where the men are
more than men
as we know them;
where to the beat
of a different
celestial drum,
they all dance

like Nureyev,
are all handsome
as movie stars.

Maybe on Planet Ali,
Muhammad is just
one of millions
all the same,
and when someday
he returns home,
they’ll all have
a good ol’ laugh about
how he danced his way
to immortality
on dumb planet
Earth.

PLANET ALI is a new book of poems by notable Australian poet Glenn Cooper. The ones I've seen so far suggest the book is going to be a killer. Watch this page for more news.

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