Spin

By Wendy Videlock b. 1961 Wendy Videlock
I’ve a friend in possession of
a philosophic spin;
if should I speak of art,
theology,
the universe,
or whim,

he thinks I speak of him.

This enduring tic, indicative
of universal spins,
theology, art
and whim,
nonetheless
makes

conversation grim.

Source: Poetry (September 2010).

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This poem originally appeared in the September 2010 issue of Poetry magazine

September 2010
 Wendy  Videlock

Biography

Wendy Videlock is the author of the chapbook What’s That Supposed to Mean (2010) and the full-length collections The Dark Gnu and Other Poems 7 (2013) and Nevertheless (2011). Known for poems that evoke myth, fairy tale, and the natural world, Videlock has also received praise for her deft command of meter. In an interview with the Colorado Poets Center, Videlock noted that, for her “the iamb is really just another of the many . . .

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Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Relationships, Friends & Enemies

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Poetic Terms Free Verse, Rhymed Stanza

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