Monday, May 23, 2005

what sprang from the head of the fish

a little disclaimer to ease my nerves and some background info about me, if you were curious...

i have been writing poems since 2nd grade and yes, i still remember the first poem i ever wrote - no, i will not tell you, so don't even ask...

i don't remember when i gave up on rhyming and structure - it was so long ago - but i do remember the swelling sense of freedom it gave me and so i never looked back, though i do occasionally write some experimental form poetry, it almost never rhymes...

but sometimes and without warning rhyming happens in lyrical form- so here is the latest which sprang from the head of my fish:




the world smells of gasoline
but i'm a painted lily
singing songs to you
in passing phrase
of days i could not see

i wish that you could breathe my air
and help me bring the sun
but you, my dear
are far from here
chasing vodka with the dawn

they're burning all the houses down
and torching fresh cut grass
but we've been dead
for longer years
than the pope's been chanting mass

the world smells of gasoline
but i have lost my mind
and you got lost
between the drops
when we left the frame behind


i haven't found a name for this - suggest a title if you dare...

13 little fish:

Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

like athena, what?

definitely prefer the vodka.

1:43 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

yeah decided that too - not sure about the pope line, though i understand why it's there

2:00 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I like it....I like it alot, in fact... 'Fumes'....

4:03 PM  
Blogger Apotropaism swam up to say...

I really like this.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Pencil Case swam up to say...

Intrigued, eh?

I have done my job, I guess.

8:34 PM  
Blogger transience swam up to say...

this reads like a song. i love when that happens.

11:56 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

"industrial lily".

or "weather report",

or "the inflammable nature of gardens".

3:37 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

pencil case: your blog has pop-ups, you whore.

3:40 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i have just discovered that "nurseryrhymy" is a highly amusing word.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous swam up to say...

pepetrucho soy yo

5:22 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

what does this mean? i need to hire me a translator. or a babelfish.

10:51 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

tried love, i can't even figure out what language that is

11:17 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

so the temporary title for this is Burning the Louvre

10:18 AM  

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