Definição de poesia segundo Joel Oppenheimer (1930-1988): «an answer to a question you didn't know you'd asked yourself».
E um poema de Joel Oppenheimer:
THE LOVE BIT:
the colors we depend on are
red for raspberry jam,
white of the inside thigh,
purple as in deep,
the blue of moods,
green cucumbers (cars),
yellow stripes down the pants,
orange suns on ill-omened days,
and black as the dirt in my fingernails.
also, brown, in the night,
appearing at its best when the eyes turn inward,
to dig everything but our own.
i.e. we make it crazy or no,
and sometimes in the afternoon.