Thursday, March 4, 2010

outside my window





please connect each dot
but suppress all evil thought
though you be deaf dumb and blind
the master can read your mind
and knows who you are and are not


a mathematician named mope
surveyed the world without hope
when he added up the sum
his brain grew numb
and he fell down a slippery slope


a necromancer named nowling
was fond of candlepin bowling
when the game grew obsolete
tears fell at his feet
and the dark streets he began trolling


an orotund opossum named ole
could not escape a wormhole
as he waited to lose weight
he bewailed his fate
and wished he'd played a better model role


a panda named prester john
surveyed the parthenon
pondering its ancient graces
and vanished noble faces
he could not suppress a yawn




a queen named coralie
from a distant galaxy
was allergic to living creatures
and on planets without features
she quietly sipped her tea


a robust rover named roy
was a very boisterous boy
he crashed through jungles and savannas
and mopped his brow with silk bandannas
as he jangled with juvenile joy


the sultan of s---------- was slow
to develop witty bon mots
he stood at his window for hours
sadly surveying the flowers
because he had nowhere to go


a wily warmonger named wedd
each night when he went to bed
put a nuclear warhead or two
inside his boot or his shoe
so he wouldn't wake up dead


letters form into words
and fly away like birds
over an endless expanse
of high adventure and true romance
and restless wandering herds





7 comments:

Jenny Enochsson said...

From "please connect each dot" to
"restless wandering herds", interesting. The cows in the open air sure seem to have a wider perspective of the universe than the "dot men".

Megan Duffy said...

Full of interesting images. My favorite stanza:

"a panda named prester john
surveyed the parthenon
pondering its ancient graces
and vanished noble faces
he could not suppress a yawn"

this is a perfect little piece in itself.

human being said...

.

dot
dot
dot

me
me
me

tear
tear
tear

drop
drop
drop

dot
dot
dot

you
you
you

line
line
line

draw
draw
draw

horse
dragon
crow

reality
myth
truth

flow
flow
flow

sound
letter
word

line
line
line

break
breaking
broken

poetry
me
the world

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timmy said...

jenny and megan,
thanks as always for your kind words.

hb,
i am truly flattered. i think you should post that as a separate poem.

PO Johnson said...

Im in a rush but I just wanted to say I loved your poem as always!

human being said...

ah! so happy you liked it timmy... such words from a master of the art like you are really encouraging and precious...

thanks!
but how can i put this on my blog when it came to being just by your beautiful and inspiring work?

:)

Limpidus said...

<3
Interesting and lovely!