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Constantly Risking Absurdity

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mental invalid, Jun 15, 2001.

  1. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    Constantly Risking Absurdity

    by lawrence ferlinghetti

    Constantly risking absurdity
    and death
    whenever he performs
    above the heads
    of his audience
    the poet like an acrobat
    climbs on rime
    to a high wire of his own making
    and balancing on eyebeams
    above a sea of faces
    paces his way
    to the other side of the day
    performing entrachats
    and sleight-of-foot tricks
    and other high theatrics
    and all without mistaking
    any thing
    for what it may not be
    For he's the super realist
    who must perforce perceive
    taut truth
    before the taking of each stance or step
    in his supposed advance
    toward that still higher perch
    where Beauty stands and waits
    with gravity
    to start her death-defying leap
    And he
    a little charleychaplin man
    who may or may not catch
    her fair eternal form
    spreadeagled in the empty air
    of existence

    ...i think it goes for any artist... ferlinghetti is simply a bodhi and a great poet...no grammer either!...just a little poetry to enjoy on a fri. morning...rOe


    ...edit for missed-spellin...

    [This message has been edited by mental invalid (edited 06-15-2001).]
     
  2. willy!wonka

    willy!wonka Senior Member

    Joined: May 20, 2001 Messages: 2,419 Likes Received: 3
    why did you not throw this up on the poets thread?oh well...nice i feel it
     
  3. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    ...sorry i spaced...but i dug the poem you dropped...rOe...
     
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