Posts Tagged ‘poem’

The Music Crept By Us

Friday, November 11th, 2016

(Poem #339) The Music Crept By Us

I would like to remind
the management
that the drinks are watered
and the hat-check girl
has syphilis
and the band is composed
of former SS monsters
However since it is
New Year’s Eve
and I have lip cancer
I will place my
paper hat on my
concussion and dance.

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Pied Beauty

Friday, October 30th, 2015

In spite of being completely irreligious and not fond of any of the patriarchal monotheisms with fathery deities, I still love this poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins from 1877. We studied it in high school and for some reason I never forgot it. I almost never see anything stippled or freckled or spotted or striped without thinking of it.

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At the lake

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Today we spent the afternoon diving down and ripping out water lily roots from the muddy lake bottom, because even though the lilies are beautiful, they’re an introduced species and they’re slowly filling the lake. It’s creepy work – the tendrils grab you as you come up for air in a way that seems intentional – but afterwards there’s wine.

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I am a jackeroo in the ebay

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

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This eBay ad is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen on the internet. All sincerely, no magniloquence. Why, why did I not bid on the monkey-on-horse sculpture purportedly made of amber? I could have displayed it under the framed green text art and the framed blurry photograph.

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The dangers of discomfort.

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

I found this tragic modern poem online while researching ventilation for the studio. I took a screenshot of it just in case someone failed to recognize its morose genius and removed it from the public domain. Cut and paste-able version is below.

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