Saturday, February 19, 2011

poem: drippings ask

tamale kings
highland queens

daylight jack of all the pumice trades

china girls in they big dog

terrapin teenage dreams

up & down the 29

bird-dogging the rest

the recompense:

in leisure

a treasure

in gathering troves, tyrone

derelict twilight

troglodyte samsonite

the nested way to gainsay

the nylon drippings

ask & ye

shall she & he

& all will be




Blogger Dee Martin said...

well first - that video! I will never think of Barbie the fact I will never think of that song the same again. Oh. my.

awesome background music for this road trip of a wordfest. I have confess, I was watching tv and reading at the same time and I clicked over and first glance I read Chinese instead of cantina and I thought it was a Mexican/Chinese restaurant which for some strange reason is also sort of appropriate.

digging the rhyming and he and she and all and the big dog terrapin teenage dreams.

7:11 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: Awesome song, is it not? I like the China misread, certainly fits. My traveling sophomore girls (three days of on the road with all our sophomores: "outdoor" "education") introduced me to Katy Perry's "Teenage Dreams", hence the reference. Thought about importing the vid, until I saw it: radioactive, compared to Barbie and ?.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I kind of got stuck in the troglodyte samsonite. That and nylon drippings under a picture of Taco King... All I can think of is fossilized, congealing grease. Vivid word pictures, bro, although after reading your and Dee's comments, maybe I'm misreading the ink blots. Perhaps I need a shot of the pink stuff (as in Pepto Bismol) before I can see straight.

10:05 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Fossilized indeed. I don't think those are ink blots you're reading: more likely grease stains.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

And it's Tamale King, not Taco King. All I can say is grease got in my eyes... Does Tex-Mex cuisine worship fish tacos the way California's Baja cuisine does?

10:14 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

T: No problema: I was on a breakfast taco run when I drove by the Tamale Rey. I can't say that Tex-Mex worships fish tacos as much as it should, but Ms Tina certainly does. Best ones, so far around here, are at Z-Tejas in Austin. The locals in Tres Leches still haven't quite perfected the touch.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

Got introduced to pulled pork tacos recently...a bite of heaven!

A road trip with sophomores. You are a brave man lol

9:22 PM  
Blogger anno said...

Enjoyed the tumble, the twists and turns and torques. Landed on my feet, feeling pretty good. Loved this video clip -- ?, by the way, is rumored to be from the town where I was born.

9:36 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: That would work - the pulled pork tacos, that is.

Call me an idiot, but I actually like the "outdoor education" class trips. We follow our advisories, so next year my folks will be juniors.

10:48 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Anno: Flint? That's what the 'pedia has to say.

Back in Austin in the late 70s / early 80s, there was a reggae band known as The Lotions; they'd rip through stone cold 30 minute versions of 96 Tears. They've now morphed into The Mau Mau Chaplains. I have yet to see the new incarnation; I need to.

10:51 PM  
Blogger San said...

Love that ? and the Mysterians.

And the poem feels like a vessel of water being poured into another vessel being poured into another...each drop affecting the rest. Nice, Paschal.

12:58 PM  

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