Friday, April 18, 2008

# 18 (Place Names) RWP


A Map of American Sentences


I don't live in Toole, Dutch John, Duchesne, Ibapah, or Nephi.
I won't live in Koosharem, Iosepa, Mexican Hat or Mummies.
I might live in Sundance, or Thistle, or Roy, but not in Skutumpah.
And never in Kolob, La Verkin, Hog Spring: my hometown's Salt Lake.

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Very cool names and I really enjoyed the imagery of the hanging clothes poem below. XXOO

christine said...

These are quirky place names. Hog Spring! The pioneers were honest folks, it seems.

Did you link this one to RWP? I think we should start having poets link poems to these columns too. Why not? It's fun to read what people do with the ideas.

January said...

What a great idea for a poem, and for the American Sentence. Very nice!

Great names you've chosen. Each one is a poem in itself.

Pam said...

I got a kick out of this one, Pepek. Quirky and fun.

Jo said...

Skutumpah, holy cow, I want to live there, that is the most incredible placename, what's it like? And yes, this is a very cool poem. You are always so inventive.

Leonard Blumfeld said...

You picked a list of great ones there! Reminded me so much of my long-past travels in Utah. Ever been in Beaver or Panguitch? :)

pepektheassassin said...

Of COURSE, Leonard! My dad was borm in Beaver. All my PEOPLE are from there, Panguitch, Parowan, Bird's Eye, Goshen, Scipio, it never ends! Meadow, Corn Creek, Turkeyfoot....