Sunday, February 27, 2005

A New Poem Written Specifically For Midwinter Tales

10,000 Horsepower Poetry Juggernaut

New, New, New, New (2x)

New New
It's hot off the presses
It's hot off the presses
It's hot off the page.

Lots and lots
of digital copiers
diligent copies
of digital waves.

New New
There's ink on my fingers
and ink on my paper
and ink on my shoe.

You and you
you'll both get a copy.
I promise your copy
will be of what's new.

What What
Oh, what are you saying
I can't really hear
what you're talking about.

If you speak
of two month old poetry
it's like you're selling me
two month old trout.

Turn Turn
It's now in season
like milk or like eggs
it goes bad in a week.

Thus Thus
It's hella important
and getting it done's
getting done as we speak.

New New
The ink on the pages
is now on my fingers
is burning my hands.

Don't Don't
don't stop the presses
for newspapers new
on their newspaper stands.

Try Try
Oh, just try to stop me
I can't really stop thee
if that's what you plan.

If If
but if you do stop me
I'll only be stopping
till I start again.

2 Comments:

Blogger Alpha said...

So here is a dilemma. What is popular opinion on the word "hella" as in "hella important." It is a much better sounding (and is a much richer word than "very" which has the same meaning and similar cadence). BUT, is it profane? If so, is it worth it to be profane for the sake of the art? Is this poetry's version of a sculpter sculpting a nude (or a painter for that matter)? When is nudity acceptable in art?

February 27, 2005 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

This poem is fun, I like it a lot. Good rhythm.
I don't think "hella" is profane, I think it's surfer.

February 28, 2005 at 6:06 PM  

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