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Happy National Poetry Month! It’s Off To A Breathtaking Start!

April 1, 2009

over at the New York Observer, blogger Sparrow asks

Celebrity Poetry: Where Is It?

o little sparrow, ask and ye shall receive.  and while sparrow needs a little editorial hocus-pocus to fashion a poem for Paris Hilton, here is an actual poem from Russell Crowe.  NBD, just a little ditty he penned for  his acceptance speech at the Empire Film Awards…with a little help, of course, from “…such diverse sources as Rudyard Kipling, John Lennon and the Bee Gees.”

Russell Crowe’s new poem

I am celebrating my love for you with a pint of beer and a new tattoo.

Imagine there’s no heaven.

I don’t know if you’re loving somebody. To be a poet and not know the trade, to be a lover and repel all women. Twin ironies by which great saints are made, the agonising pincer-jaws of heaven.

If you can walk with crowds and keep your virtue, walk with kings but not lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much;

yours is the earth and everything that’s in it and what’s more, you’ll be a man.

It’s only words, and words are all I have, to take your breath away.



in the meantime, the vowel movers will do what we can to sniff out the best in Celebrity Poetry…so, celebrities, like, write some poems for us to sniff out, k?

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