I’m not much for Martians, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Jack Spicer anyway. And now I’ve this question. I have the Robin Blaser edited The Collected Books of Jack Spicer. Is there any reason to get the new collected, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan Poetry) by Jack Spicer (Author), et al. that everybody keeps going on so about?
And since I’m on the topic, here’s number XII from Fifteen False Propositions Against God:
Millions of meaningless toys
If the child isn’t born soon we’ll have to close the toyshop. The second
They make them out of trees and rubber bands and place them in stockings and cradles
Knows how to play with them.
At his birth
As he is
They are not his toys or our toys we must play with. They are