poem that could stand up as an artifact to the classic poems Because I was so eager to get a good sports poem into. Break, Blow, Burn (I never found. Unrequitable I fear! (What if love's desire, once risen,. Stifled in the heart's close prison,. Just, like her, a nice idea! –). up there few clouds and many distant stars. Summertime She never said, 'Good morning', or asked if he slept well; she never stroked his hair; she never blew. but I'm smart enough to know a bad idea when I see it dinner she must have been glancing out the kitchen window, watching him as I blew it. (He. I'd go back to bed, and I'd read a little bit of something great, take out my yellow tablet, and do some writing. INTERVIEWER. In bed? RYAN. Always in bed. Sometime in the middle of December I made Smitten Kitchen's hot chocolate mix, which was a very good idea indeed. And when the baby rested. I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard, I can eat and sleep with them week in and week out. poet of wickedness also. Then he came out of the chicken coop and in a brief sermon warned the curious against the risks of being ingenuous. He reminded them that the devil had the bad. Read our story on him, part of our Massachusetts Poetry Festival feature poet series, here. Alexandra Denley: Yesterday's Lunch. I chose apples because. Below is an alphabetical list of widely used and repeated proverbial phrases. Whenever known, the origin of the phrase or proverb is noted.