Saturday, January 16, 2010

one word drum: major

soul brother mega
phoned big boy strut

halftime alkaloids


the daughters of time

thorny essence

liquid variations

settling for nothing

less than vigorous

abandon, she

plied both sides as

you wandered,

finding the time

for interrogations,

defining moments

charitable trusts

falling through

splendor: close

the door on


summations of the mighty

self, dingy

insinuations in your

doubting fires.

sweat the epiphanies

out, blow the rude

awakenings to the curb,

she calls

she beckons

she riffles

through the fineness

of your hair,

cranial bliss

all the ladies waiting,

home for the explosive

wonder of








Blogger Teresa said...

Fun poem and a fun song to start off a very fun day. I'm off to my library book club to discuss "self-help" books. This is my "light reading" among all the scholarly tomes. Hope your day is bright and merry!!

11:06 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

T: Keep the day fun and light: glad Wolfmother (the band) could help the fun. Cool movie, too.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I saw the ads for the movie, but didn't get to go. Library book club was fun. Now it's back to scholarly tomes, but they can be fun, too, when the mood is right! I'm researching transculturation of literature in contact zones. Good stuff!

2:45 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

T: Kung-fu novels taking over the world: I see where you're going. Transculturating the K-f novel with cowboy poetry in Chinatown. Or the Forth Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo. Yee-haw!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

I especially liked the beginning. Both my kids were band nerds, baby girl was percussion - not drums, marimba and base clarinet. One of my UIL kiddos is drumline. baby girls bff was drum major their senior year and is a band scholarship college student now so the beat has been going on around me for years.
soul brother mega
phoned big boy strut
made me smile and brought back good memories of many a halftime show and band competition. Haven't seen the movie but I will be watching for it to come out to rent.

6:43 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: I love the way we all write our poems together: I had Teddy in his big boy strutting prime in mind, but lo and behold, how it all do work for your exegesis, too, though they do go on quite a wander later: I think I was trying to plumb the depths of Teddy's waystations, post-crash, so much for him to process and conquer and finally bring it all back through. Man was a King on his Mountain before the fall.

As are we all? Kings and queens, that is.

Funny side note on differing takes, before your time in these here parts. Wrote a poem that one of my readers took as a poem about Princess Di, one of the last people I would ever devote words, much less thought, to. A few others jumped on the bandwagon, and there you have it: release these baby poems into the world, and they can go anywhere, ya know?

6:58 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

if I had followed the path you tend to take I would have picked up on Teddy. It's not always just what you write - it's where we are as readers. This weekend was about moving baby girl into dorm and working with uil urchins and I saw drum and major and took a left turn. Spending the weekend listening to high school students talk about idiot debate judges, discussing writing prompts, and arguing over how 2 points should be interpreted on whatever, summations, insinuation, epiphanies and cranial bliss work for me as well :)
Sunday Scribbling seems to have taken a walkabout so I'm going to read a little and sleep alot.

10:41 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: No, I hear ya. No grousing on this end: it's as it should be: reading/writing as collaboration, on all counts. The odd little ways we crisscross the writings are always interesting.

1:31 PM  

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