Have you been following the story about the http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/ap/new_jersey/somerset-town-puzzled-over-mystery-hole-in-ground/article_bea4363e-2483-5deb-97a8-863ef2326b2d.html" target="_blank">mysterious hole found in a Bernards Township yard last week?

I have. I find it fascinating. It’s described as 18 inches deep and about the size of a coffee table and no one knows how it got there. A meteor is a likely suspect, except that experts say there is no sign of any metal in the debris, and all meteors have metal in them.

Anyway, it reminded me of one of the handful of poems I’ve ever actually enjoyed. And since the poet, John Ciardi, is a New Jersey guy who lived in Metuchen and taught at Rutgers before he died in 1986, I couldn’t help but think someone in Bernards Township had read this poem, too, and decided to ... well, act it out. What do you think? Click http://books.google.com/books?id=K92OORjqrekC&pg=PA81&lpg=PA81&dq=%22In+the+hole%22+ciardi&source=bl&ots=7cqKugB5uk&sig=tOD0RG3LCaU3hMVDntcMTz9dazg&hl=en&ei=ZnHSTfaDE6fz0gGfm73NCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false" target="_blank">here and scroll down to "In the Hole" to read Ciardi's poem.

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