Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Working things out still

and of course by 'poets' I don't mean any of my fellow bloggers/bloggerettes, we is all cool man , by poets I is actually referring to...........well now that would be telling wouldn't it?

Well it’s the year of the Leper

You can ring my bell
as I wander the streets in wonder
at the graffiti and if Art makes a mockery of us-
or the other way around,
I may need another drink.
Among all these ‘poets’
I would suffer a fool most gladly
None of us really know what suffering is,
chattering maybe, have
to think about that.
Depends on the wind
which ways words weave
webs among the willows
Watch them, read them, weep.
And the cherry blossom
waiting so long to do just that,
and for what, our pleasure?
Measuring our dreams
floating away on the summer breeze
humming to the birds, whispering
answers lost like shifting sand ‘till
I’m the Plastic Paddy in Casablanca
‘Play it again Sam,
Play it.
You know how to play it doncha?-
Just put the fuse wires together,
and blow.’


Heather said...

That's a wonderful photograph - how did you get that effect? Your poems make me question things rather than just accepting everything. You really should get a more flattering photo on your blog, but that's a lovely smile!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Thanks Heather,I did that photo thing about a year ago,all with Picassa from google(It's free)pretty basis stuff which suits my limited abilities,I think it's 2 photos, 'collaged'as they put it, together and a bit of fiddling.I used to highly recommend Picassa till it lost about 5 or 6 thousand photos on me late last year.AAAggghhhh!!! I still get a nervous tick thinking about it now,but being a TFE i still use Picassa.As for the portrait,well, that was the flattering one!

Jeanne Iris said...

Dear TFE,

Your poem is an excellent example of iconic realism, and Heather's response proves it. Amazing!

With warm regards,
~ Jeanne the Hun
ptotio (word verification) I'm thinking of composing a dictionary for these word verifications. Whatcha think? Any contributions?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Iconic realism? - Cool.And these words should be a new lamguage ,it is a great idea to collect them and maybe infiltrate them into the mainstream.To work everybody.Thanks JTH. I'm definitely gonna use that one for potato for the rest of my life.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Ps. Jeanne, Could you explain the iconic realism bit again,I is very thik!