This is a fabulous new blog feature here at Eli to the nth! Thanks to Genna from Reading, Writing, and the World of Words, who created this awesome feature and gave me the permission to host it here, as well as, use her cute graphic! Poetry is one of my passions, but I have yet to share it here. So this feature gives me the perfect opportunity to do so!I subscribe to a Youtube channel which features spoken word from the Bowery Poetry Club around NYC: SpeakEasyNYC. I really love spoken word. I feel you get so much more when you hear the poet reading/speaking/performing their poem.
In recognition of Valentine's Day, this poem is about love and how it resembles owning a dog.
"Why Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog" performed by Taylor Mali Mali who is the author of What Learning Leaves and the Last Time as We Are (Write Bloody Publishing). Mali has been on seven National Poetry Slam teams; six appeared on the finals stage and four won the competition. He has appeared in the documentaries "SlamNation" (1997) and "Slam Planet" (2006) and also in the HBO production, "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Mali has recorded four CDs.