Oct
20

A Little Night Music

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While we all got our raging voting boners on (yes, that’s a horrible phrase) sometimes it’s a good idea to take a step back from the idiocy of our modern democracy and smell the various flowers of the various variousnesses…So here ya go: (Click the thingy for the stuff)

Goodtime Jesus

Jesus got up one day a little later than usual. He had been dream-
ing so deep there was nothing left in his head. What was it?
A nightmare, dead bodies walking all around him, eyes rolled
back, skin falling off. But he wasn’t afraid of that. It was a beau-
tiful day. How ’bout some coffee? Don’t mind if I do. Take a little
ride on my donkey, I love that donkey. Hell, I love everybody.

James Tate
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Variations On A Theme By William Carlos Williams

1
I chopped down the house that you had been saving to live in next summer.
I am sorry, but it was morning, and I had nothing to do
and its wooden beams were so inviting.

2
We laughed at the hollyhocks together
and then I sprayed them with lye.
Forgive me. I simply do not know what I am doing.

3
I gave away the money that you had been saving to live on for the
next ten years.
The man who asked for it was shabby
and the firm March wind on the porch was so juicy and cold.

4
Last evening we went dancing and I broke your leg.
Forgive me. I was clumsy and
I wanted you here in the wards, where I am the doctor!

Kenneth Koch
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Comments

  1. Jim Jenkins says:

    What a trip. From boners to Jesus to giving Koch style to a honky-tonk down in Mexico. ¡Olé!

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  2. shadmarsh says:

    I should have added this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MblnC4sin0A

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