i thot i already left a comment-the poem is not political enuff
2 where is the list of stuff that had nikki giovanni’s poem? the trouble w web sites- as charming as yrs. may b- they are still obfuscating- can’t find stuff when u want it
3 clattery- send me a snail mail address and i’ll mail u my latest volumn- blue running lights- an incredible masterpiece from a baltimoron (did u kno we have a vbrant scene?- chek out poetry in baltimore web site)
my poem of the day- and i kno wilfred owen wld approve- re the omaha mall shootings
matt lauer says
a “senseless” act- now
in the america
of iraq, geo bush and the nra
it makes perfect sense
how’s nebraska gun laws
where one of those interviewed
everybuddy out cheer has a gun
what might gun control
groups have to say?
are we part of the problem yet? or aren’t we?
gggggollleee geee mr machinery?
can u print this where u live? (i assume virginia (but i cld b wrong)
i guess if u printed the thing
u cld print this
just don’t ever print anything re sex- and clattery- don’;t sell this on ebay (it will b worth something someday- even as cyberspace)
dear clattery- u have still not given me a snail mail (hint- hint- my phone # 443-668-6203 my email firstname.lastname@example.org (i kno u will see this becuz u rd the comments on YR STUFF- QUITE GODLIKE_ AT LEAST TO U)
i wld send u my latest- blue running lights – A VOLUMN BY A BALTIMORON
clattery- it does not help u to be reclusive/obscure/hiding beind?/ WHAT? R U afraid of time magazine (they r’nt going to cover u anyway)
r u afrade of? nikki gio? hee sun ?
yr not listing any way to contact is too much like big corporations- humana, verizon, etc. I MAY HAVE TO REPORT U TO MICHAEL MOORE!!!!
would still like to send a gratis copy of my book- but never got snail mail address- clattery is hiding out becuz why? note influence of ez p
here is my terrorist vurse (note ep type spelling) of the day, concentrating on the following
who wrote it? clattery- u luv games
here’s a big hint
koo koo ka joob
here’s a bigger hint:
i am the walrus
clattery- i think some of the line lengths in 20th century american vurse (note ep influence) are legit – others not-
what distinguishes williams or creely from prose?
some poets are “getting away w it”
but- “faces in the metro
petals on a wet black bough”
also the rain beside the wheelbarrow thing- but, let’s not overdo it
gary snyder is TOTALLY authentic
here’s another gem….. from bukowski- (admittedly, at my age i am getting a bit jaded w poetry these days- more into prose)- (i won’t give up on it) but, chas bukowski states:
“poetry is generally dull…
insecure/ insincere? lines that don’t come thru…
can’t even write a single line…
like: ‘ the dog walked down the street'”
now- did i cut the lines off rite?
let me give yr. readers a test?
make the following into a poem:
let us cross the river and rest in the shade- stonewall jackson
Poetry can be written in either verse, prose, or some combination of the two. There are verse novels, of course. And plays can be in either or both as well. Fiction and drama can contain poetry within, as can essays and non-fiction, just as poetry may be either fiction or non-fiction. But as we think of poetry as a distinct genre of literature, it can be written either way. I like to think of literature, however, as a genre of poetry, thus there may be poetry in architecture, music, any fine art, even sports.
clattery- give me a hint as to who u are?
here are some guesses:
1 u live in the uk
2 u knew the walrus
3 do not transport gulls across stately lions for immortal porpoises like eliot spitzer, former governor of new york(u will violate the mann act of 1910)
4 you knew the spanish poet leon felippe
5 all of the above
i give u 2 short (that’s all i can do at my age) (i have a book of longer ones- all note- my address above) poems, 1 serious, 1 not
1 (the serious)(quasi haiku)
an orange squeeks as you peel it
what rain means to a tiger
2 (less serious)
sex and drinking
sex and drinking
go together like a fart and stinking
dad was told by mother
______________________ reader fill in blank and submit to dave at email@example.com
for valuable prizes
in response to yr. brilliant “get out of bed” poem- which ranks right up there with w c williams “red wheelbarrow”- here’s a REEL POE LEET I CUL POME!!!!!!!!
“Once to Every Man and Nation”
Dave remakes the hymn:”Once to every man and nation”Now politically correct- still moving: dave’s additions, transformations in parens ( )
poem by James Russell Lowell (protesting America’s war w Mexico- with apologies to James)-music tune nicknamed EBENEZER ( who wrote the melody? Lost to time?)- actually Ebenezer was arranged by Thomas John Williams, a Welsh organist. An Ebenezer is a stone of salvation after the stone monument erected by Samuel after a successful battle with the Philistines- it’s in the Bible.
First read hymn as is; then, read:
“Once to every man (woman, trangendered person, animule, life form) comes the moment to decide.
In the strife of truth with falsehood (right wing, capitalist sh t/crap) for the good or evil (right wing/capitalist) side.
Some great cause-God’s (goddess, Buddha, Muhammed, Wiccan, abyss, nothing, quarks, muons,) ) God’s new Messiah (Berrigan, King (insert whomever for occasion), offering each the bloom or blight,
And (I love this part) the choice goes by forever ‘twixt that darkness and that light.
Stanza 2: (Now picture this) By the light of burning martyrs. Jesus bleeding feet I track. (can you believe the Unitarians have softened and changed the words in this hymn)
Toiling up new Calvaries (movement/struggles, revolutions) ever
With the cross that turns not back.
New occasions teach new duties (don’t forget education), time makes ancient good uncouth (there’s a stretch for a rhyme James),
They must onward still and upward, who would keep abreast of truth.
(o yes)(still true!!!).
Stanza 3 Though the cause of evil (violence. right wing stuff) prosper (how true), yet tis truth a lone is strong (never forget it).
Though her portion be the scaffold, and upon the throne be wrong!!! (hmm- who’s on the throne right about now?)
Yet that scaffold sways the future (think of John Brown at Charlestown) and behind the dim unknown (evolution, other planets more successful than ours?)
Standeth God (goddess, Buddha, Muhammed, Wiccan, abyss, nothing, quarks, muons, ) within the shadow keeping watch above his/hers/its own (let’s hope so).