If this pen could act like a copier machine
wired into my brain
I might be able
to properly reproduce my thoughts,
the conceptions of my art
and not have to translate
the language of the mind
into that of the hand,
for these representations
are like oft-circulated rumours
compared to the truth.
The last 3 lines were so apt to what I just watched. 24 hour party people. It was the story of the Happy Mondays, Joy Division and New Order as you know. Told from the viewpoint of Tony Wilson. Peter Hook said the reason so many people wanted to join a punk band after seeing the Sex Pistols wasn't because they played so badly that anyone could go out and do it, but because they sounded so bad. He added that the real instigator was the guy working the mixing desk; an unsung innovator. Sorry if this isn't the usual poetry post, but I wanted you to know. Love, Paul. x
I wish I could do the same...however sometimes I think words (being "representations" of thought and not exact copies) can never truly convey true thought and feeling...The stuggle to come close in writing is frusterating as hell...(the fact that we'll never truly be understood). The best writers can only come close...I like your piece.
Fascinating, how many times do i try to find the words of transcendental power? To transport the reader to the place of my expressions, to acheived and produce the emotions i shared,but never fully reaching such a task.A great piece,though i wish i knew and felt what you have fekt when writing this! LOL!
this is a very original and interesting piece. you're saying that you can never reproduce 100% of what's your mind when you write a poem. well, sometimes you stumble over words or don't find the right expression. so I think this is quite true. I especially like your ending. 'For these representations Are like oft-circulated rumors Compared to the truth' great lines, powerful. a really good poem. well done.