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    dots Submission Name: Zoo Storydots

    Author: rws
    ASL Info:    58/m/ohio
    Elite Ratio:    8 - 2779/1297/258
    Words: 113
    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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       For Nan and the madness

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    dotsZoo Storydots

    Are you certain
    you can teach the ape
    to write? The upright simian
    looks the part. Gibbonous orang,
    he wears the suit well...
    He p*ssed on the page,
    choking on lice!
    That must have
    been genius, my good

    ...someday i'll write
    something so vociferously
    lunatic the world
    will howl in its
    shuddering embrace

    until then these gems
    from a dunghill
    will have to suffice

    now watch me fling
    feces at idiots...

    Swim from the shore?
    What a clichéd illusion!
    Swim into hell, collapse
    be reborn. Then the pretty
    words will follow like puppies,
    cooing in unison, 'there's
    no place like home.'

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      To be honest I'm not sure I get all of this - feel there is something else behind it that I don't know about - but love that opening, really catches the attention and helds it throughout. You're right about those would be poets with their stock of clichés though. A clichéd poem can feel like being hit in the face with something nasty. Having said that I'm not sure how original my own stuff is and I'm sure there are plenty of clichés to find.
    take care
    | Posted on 2006-10-19 00:00:00 | by comradenessie | [ Reply to This ]
      I must say I am honored, Mr. Bill. And have to tell you that its my birthday. This is a glorious gift to mark the occasion, or was it something about territory?

    It is amazing to me to see a theme run the gammut of poets here at elite. Vancrown just did this one but I like your variation incorporating Darwinesque overtones of evolution. tsk, tsk, Isn't that survival of the most obnoxious?

    But twack is right, they have an elephant at the Kansas City zoo that paints and I'm sure she is color blind. She doesn't know s**t from shinola, and to me that is pretty enlightened!

    Swim from the shore?
    What a clichéd illusion!
    Swim into hell, collapse
    be reborn. Then the pretty
    words will follow like puppies,
    cooing in unison, 'there's
    no place like home.'

    But this last strophe, all kidding aside, is a slam dunk and you could submit it all on its own. The theme pulls through like a whale pulling up through the seas, as if the reason for the poem itself showed up...

    you're brilliant like that,
    thanks for this Bill (sniff, sniff) how can I ever thank you?

    | Posted on 2006-10-12 00:00:00 | by nansofast | [ Reply to This ]
      A little snobbish are we?

    Nah. i know where you're coming from. Heck, most of the stuff i read in reputable magazines and contemporary journals is absolute rubbish as well. Well manicured...safe..
    ..and absolutely spiritless.

    But then, i know what you're knocking in this poem. The ignorantly dull pretending to be brilliantly mad. When in truth they can't write a complete sentence. Meh....

    "The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it. That is to say, permanence in poetry, as in love, is perceived instantly. It hasn't to await the test of time. The proof of a poem is not that we have never forgotten it, but we knew at sight we never could forget it." -- Robert Frost

    Yeah....many of the poems we read are altogether too easily...forgettable.

    "Then God looked down and saw that he had created a great many poets, but not so very many poems." -- Charles Bukowski

    Oh well, they've taught Elephants to paint...

    ...why not ?

    | Posted on 2006-10-11 00:00:00 | by twacky | [ Reply to This ]

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