Help me find some paradoxical poems.
September 25, 2010 1:58 PM Subscribe
posted by Elmore to Writing & Language (24 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a bit ignorant when it comes to poetry . I'm wondering if there are any recommendations for poems that could be considered to have the same spirit as the work of M.C. Escher, as in; using clever paradoxes, and perhaps revealing them as you read the entire poem, and doing so in an amusing way and with words not pictures.
I'm not looking for nonsense poems, which I quite like, but I assume there has to be at least one or two genius poets out there who fit the bill, and if anyone is going to know of them you guys will.
Also, it's poetry I'm looking for, and ideally a book I can read, as opposed to song lyrics. That said, I'd enjoy checking those out too.