The mysterious unfinished poem. — Poetry
About a year ago I wrote a post about a poem I'd heard called "Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind". The poem was written by a man named Gary Ross and the poem was recited in a movie called "Trigger Effect". This poem existed no where on the internet or in publication and it wasn't until I went through the movie, pausing every few moments throughout the three sections of film in which different parts of it were recited, that it finally made it to the great and wondrous internets. The reason that I mention this for the second time is because in recently checking on Gary Ross's IMDB page I've found that he has written an update which includes the second part of this poem. Gary also mentions that he is trying to get this children's poem published so hopefully we'll see it on bookshelves soon.
Here is the updated poem, yet still unfinished.
"Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind"
It was a cold bitter wind
The wind whistled past lampposts
But this would be no breeze,
The houses all looked
If Genies had carpets,
Then what was he doing
He banked to his left
The cars were so small
Like his own little world…
Even Doug and Dan Murphy
If this was his world,
No more practical jokes
Or that gross plastic stuff
Turned out not to be barf,
The sheet cornered nicely,
He tugged on the corners,
He pulled in the edges
Buzzing the rooftops while
"If I took this to school
Then he pointed straight up
He imagined himself
He pointed that sheet
He stuck out his arms
And then just as fast,
"If I made bunches of these
(It is most likely that there are many more parts of this poem that have yet to be revealed before the ending that follows here.)
He'd seen such amazing,
But the biggest adventure
Stacy Clark wrote:
Thank you so much for posting this. I have been looking for this book for years!
me too! thought it was a book and nothing came up on the internet...for years!
ps...i'm in portland, too =)
I also looked when the movie first came out and gave up. Hope to find the missing pieces some day but this is great - thanks!
Did anyone ever find this poem in completion and if so where??
To my knowledge Gary Ross has yet to finished it, or if he's finished it then he has yet to publish it.
Ross plans to publish his book in 2013. Let's hope he does.
I have been looking for this for years also. I couldn't remember the movie that it was in and then we just watched The trigger Effect. Love the poem. Thanks.
pre-order available, woot woot!! http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bartholomew-biddle-and-the-very-big-wind-gary-ross/1109601339
OMG! That's terrific! Thank you for sharing that, Shannon. I'll blog it soon.
Linda Peters wrote:
I first heard this poem in the movie "The Trigger Effect" and had been hoping to find it in print for my granddaughter. She is now 15 years old and has a new little brother who will enjoy the book as soon as Gary Ross gets it published in November of 2011. Thank you Gary Ross for finally making this grandmothers day! I know my grandson will enjoy the book.
New blog about this poem and its upcoming publication, here: http://www.dollface.net/replies.asp?index=687
Nothing soft in the "The Trigger Effect" until this poem's beautiful conclusion ... how ironic (brilliant even) to end it this way