Richard Hugo, with Cowboy

A poem to share on this overcast Saturday…America’s answer to Al Purdy, Mr. Richard Hugo, and a man in a cowboy hat discuss “Degrees of Gray in Phillipsburg” before he launches into an illustrated reading of them poem.

Thanks to playwright, blogger, and noted Vox-Pop half-sibling Mike for the find. He saw it on the personal blog of You Look Nice Today cast member Merlin Mann. Apparently this is his favourite poem. Those familiar with both artists can be excused from a display of surprise.

Here’s the text of the poem. Remember: The principle supporting business now is rage.

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3 Comments on “Richard Hugo, with Cowboy”

  1. Evie Says:

    One of my favourite poets! Thank you, sir.

  2. Mike Says:

    Aw, shucks. Glad you liked it.


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