NaBloPoMo prompt for November 25:
Do you think it's better to be a recognized expert for one thing, or known to be really good at lots of things?
I just didn’t feel like writing about specialists or generalists.
What I felt like answering was a post I saw on another blog: The Bookwyrm’s Hoard:
Seven Characters I’d Invite for Thanksgiving Dinner.
I thought of seven characters from my favorite detective novels:
2. Lord Peter
3. Harriet Vane
5. Susan Silverman
6. Armand Gamache
7. Madame Renne Marie Gamache
But then I couldn’t at all imagine them eating together, as different and quirky as they are.
So I turned my attention to Thanksgiving as an American holiday, and thought of seven of my favorite American poets I would love to have over for Thanksgiving. I limited my list to those who are gone from this world, in poetry heaven:
What a conversation they would have!
1. Emily Dickinson
2. Elizabeth Bishop
3. Theodore Roethke
4. Josephine Jacobsen
5. Claudia Emerson
7. Denise Levertov