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Hey Tere,

Turns out that 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible is upon us. To "celebrate" the occasion The Guardian's poem of the week is Psalm 23:

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Decided to revisit and tweak my little poem which plays off that psalm. Came across your post. Yes, vanity, vanity, all is vanity. But bonfire of the vanities not so much.
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"Praise Yah" by Eliot Weinberger: a review of The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter

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I'm posting the link to Weinberger's review here as future inspiration potential. The review, which is both laugh aloud funny and unpretentiously scholarly, makes for a good read.
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Last night, up late in anticipation of a snowy, holiday morning, googling around the poetry web, I came across a poem, "Weclome Back" by the Rejection Group:

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and the ensuing brouhaha:

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One thought led to another, and today I wrote a poem about my reaction to my meandering midnight maunderings. I realize it probably doesn't make sense to anyone but me, but as big-gavel-wielding Speaker of the House recently opined, "Read my. . ." No, nono: "So be it."

The Rejection Group

high jinx & hi jax
an(d) on (&on) I miss
the collective miss
guided perspective

lordy oh lordy not
another Kent Johnson
vs. the avant garde
kerfluffle 2
kerchiefs and a hanky
but no puckish panky

psst!
pissants & vinegar
grrrrr

flarf it off
who could resist
(maybe gunga din):

effects of peer group
rejection, group membership
and the impact of group norms
on sex roles (hypothetical,
conceptual) impressively
larger numbers of boys
were nominated

La Dolce VIDA!
~The Count 2010*~

(conclusion: we need a few
more flarfer fluffers)

who knows the whole
story )footnotes
on a gnat’s eyelash(

slash & burn baby
crosshatch & spurn/sperm
like a hunka hunka
burning man of la mancha

you peeps are funny
now hand over the @*#$
shot like you know
yesterday when all
our troubles seemed
like ground hog’s day

anyhoo

welcome back
your schemes were
your ticket out
welcome back
welcome back
welcome back

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Kat, the poem is nonsense. And I will guess you know it is nonsense, since, I took the time to read the several links, exchanges, that incited the poem. The only problem I have with the poem is this: it makes sense. How dare you assault flarf in this way?

Sarcasm aside, maybe I get what you are doing. One of these days you are going to take this knack of yours and turn it on bigger things. In the mean time I am loving the insouciance.

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Wow, Tere, thanks for following some of the links. That's above and beyond the call of duty. I think you are right about tackling bigger topics. I was thinking that myself last night. This was fun to write, but it is light weight stuff. I feel like I'm fiddle-faddling while the whole world is burning. And guess what? I learned yesterday that some flarfists are "Preparing for a post-Flarf world":

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It figures. No matter what I do, it seems I can't help but be retro. emoticon
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hey Kat,

I read the links too and think your poetic reactions capture the essence eerily, especially "hunka hunka/burning man of la mancha," (that Evel Knievel post) and "your schemes/were your ticket out."

I think the subject matter warrants a light weight approach.

I agree, the world IS burning. Time for weightier writing; (just, let's not call it "the new sincerity.")

Chris
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Thanks, Chris, for doing all that reading, for commenting and for making me laugh. Something about the topic (the not uncommon tendency to take one's s self too seriously?) just lends itself to humor I think.
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Trying my hand at a version of "Welcome Back" from the Rejection Group:

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Poets, come on down.

The whole poetry web is encrusted in cud: the Google maps and tweets, the URLs and comment streams. The mouse Shakespeare baited with broken cheese, the Bluetooth Goethe synchronized to his he/art—plasticized, these, in spitballs and chum, for all your encrusted cud.

We’re done with your self-serving taunts, your twittering and twaddle. Your inside jokes. Your blurbs and blather, not to mention the Northern Pacific Gyre, peak oil and potable water—they never made it into your experiments, it seems. That’s why we’re pulling the plug, system-wide, for another shot heard ‘round the world. Sometimes one just has to count to 10/000 things and then reboot.

Come back when four score and millions more can read.

Don’t tell us you can’t.

Repeat after me: Yes, we cant! Yes, we cant! Yes, we cant!


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Kat,

I've been too riveted by events in Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, [sign in to see URL] focus much on poetry (reading or writing) this post captures some of that, some of how I feel.

Chris

ps: then there's Japan
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Thanks, Chris. I've edited the poem back to its orginal version. Simpler, and I like it better. Definitely a rant of dismissal, and, yes, some of my feelings about the news items you mention went into writing this.

After the November elections, I feared the worst but (as was the case after Bush became president) this is much worse than I imagined.

Newscasters often use the term devastating to describe a natural disaster, and Japan today is one of those times when I think the word fits.

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Kat, Ive not said this yet, but I am enjoying the inclinations of your scratching pad. It kind of weaves its way in and out of woof(s) and warp(s).

And Japan. And as of last night's count 50 plus aftershocks. I read a seismologist to say that the last quake in Japan of this magnitude might have been in 689 A.D. Making this the big one of the millennium plus. I keep thinking of all the tension and all the pressure bulding up along a particular fault line for over a thousand years.

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Tere,

Glad you are enjoying the woof and warp of the thread. The Rejection Group's "Welcome Back" poem has a template of sorts that the individual writers followed, so I loosely followed it as well, which made for easy improv.

"I keep thinking of all the tension and all the pressure bulding up along a particular fault line for over a thousand years."

I bet someday you'll make a poem out your musings.

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Found these old improv pieces I wrote a long time ago in an old Discussion I thread this morning while I was looking for a place to post a link about Szymborska passing. Wanted to include the poems here in my improv thread:

I started to write a poem about the cool cats of flarf. Such as it is, here it is:
 
We Real Cool

(With Apologies to Gwendolyn Brooks
and Michael Jackson)

THE DUEL PLAYERS
SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN BABEL

We real cool. We
teach school. We

talk tough. We
flarf fluff. We

punk junk. We
got spunk. We

Jizz June. We
tweet soon.

Tweet it. Just
Tweet it. But

you wanna be
bad so

tweet it.

Conceptual poem about conceptual poets and their faux foo fighting with flarf poets:

Fried Green Tomatoes, Or What Happened on the Way
to the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Found Poem
 
(With Apologies to Fanny Flagg)

[Evelyn Couch is cut off in a parking lot]
Evelyn Couch: Excuse me. I was waiting for that space.
Girl #1: Yeah, tough!
Girl #2: Face it, lady, we're younger and faster!
Evelyn Couch: Towanda! (screams and smashes into the car) Towanda!! Yes ma'am!
(Evelyn Couch rear-ends the other car six times)
Girl #1: What are you *doing*?
Girl #2: Are you *crazy*?
Evelyn Couch: Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
 
~

Ninny: How many of them hormones are you taking, honey?

~

Sipsey: What's the secret of life? The secrets in the sauce.
 
~

[NB: For the conceptual poet is theory like insurance, iffin', by theory, she means contra-text, the new con-text, con-, being, as has been pointed out elsewhere, a !@#$? Iffin' so, and iffin' it’s good enough for Evelyn Couch, akin and a yin to cooch-ie, coochie coo, it’s good enough for me. Allegorically speaking, of course.]
 


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So love your scratch pad, Kat. Great name for how you can go after improv. I notice how you can take a a certain small set of ideas, sometimes a single idea, turning and teasing, turning and teasing, until you've pulled out its mid-gut, so to speak.

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Ha! Thanks, Tere. I never thought of myself as a mouser before. emoticon
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So Kat, what is the difference between a domestic cat and, say, a panther? Size is all I can see.

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