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Friday, January 28, 2005

Raising (minor) Poets


Innocence by Ney Cardoso Posted by Hello

I’ve been accused of popularity. I plead not guilty, but a jury of my peers must eventually decide. For the prosecution Bino and A.D. I speak to you, pro se. (“A defendant that represents himself has a fool for a client”. Anonymous.)

This is my case: Contrary to what many might believe the comments on my blog are “pushed up” because I reply to each commenter with an individual comment. If you divide the comments by two, members of the jury, you will find that I am not popular at all. It is not true that the bilingual thing raises the comment count. It is the trilingual thing that raises the count. I have one dear commenter, Aquí, who is a fine poet in the making, I might add, that I have discovered by my little self, that comments in Galician. That’s my mother tongue and although Aquí cannot speak English, he/she arms hir self with a dictionary to try and make me feel good. A nice person that Aquí. Unfortunately shi doesn’t comment often enough because hir’s too busy coming up with great metaphors. True that others, Bino and C. Dale, have commented in Spanish, but their very desire to comment in such a romantic language makes my case. Ask Neruda. (See, attached, Exhibit I.)

But my final defense shall be through the recited word. This is the only poem you shall read from me in this blog. So you must read it, members of the jury. You must read it all, out loud. It will hurt some sensibilities and if it weren’t so Frostian even C. Dale would pick it up for NER. Be brave folks, if Donald Justice can play why can’t I? (Sorry but I can’t do anything about the format on this blogger popular thing.) All is, of course, in good fun :-). I’m innocent, I swear. Just in case I plead mental insanity: Little Fucking Emerson did it.

Raising (minor) Poets

I’ve raised poets on my farm rhyming between house and barn.
Troops of poets run amok causing problems of pest control

and, later, serious spread of disease from overcrowding
(though it cleared the place of rats and vermin of the kind
that found poets gnawing on the wood of the fascia and the eave
barely visible from the creek—to see one dawn,
or was it a sunset reflected on the wall?)

Mind you, I’ve raised rats before;
all they gnawed was without cruelty.

Not worth catching and caging one of them or pairing two
should they proliferate and later think that they could sing
of heather blooming on my field to the mountain on the edge…

…imagine then the cacophony of distress
on a once quiet everlasting meadow.

By Little Fucking Emerson


58 Comments:

  • What a rat I am. I read you all the time and am grateful for your posts. I'm not popular. Thank God for ambiguity and chance. Or not.

    Reality is: desire. Can't get past it or its calling or misreadings. You're on.

    Keep on keeping on,

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    By Blogger gina, at 4:27 AM  

  • payaso # 1,

    es tan deficil leer el poema en la pared p q hay mucha gente sacando puñetas fotos. no entiendo la necesidad de sacar fotos considerando que no estamos en un museo.

    ¡márchense, márchense, márchense, coños! la puerta está abierto! ¡márchense!

    no fotos allowed aqui. ciao.

    payaso # 2

    By Blogger bino, at 5:58 AM  

  • (I will try to writte in english for once)
    Thanks, Alberto, for that to concerns to me... Thanks a lot. I always try to read your posts, but sometimes it´s a hard work...
    Anyway, for me is much easier to writte poetry (or someting like that, "metaphors", as you say) than analise or talk about poetry and poets as you do (in a fine funny way, i think).
    I saw you wrotte a poem of your own, but it´s very difficult to me to translate some words. I would like to read it in Spanish or Galician, maybe one day...
    Big hugh!
    Aquí

    By Blogger AQUI, at 8:17 PM  

  • Hey Alberto:
    What a great story about your son (on my blog in response to "Damn Fag"). If only there were more hetero people like you in the world.
    I bet you are a great dad. If you were here I'd give you a big hug.
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    By Blogger Peter, at 5:07 AM  

  • Dear Gena,

    So nice to hear from you. I’m glad that you can see the frailty of popularity. I guess that in the end I’ll never get to feel like Billy Collins! Shucks. Guess my comments are now going to run down. The downslope. All experiments are worth it, though, don't you think? Maybe I’m too sensitive. Thanks, Gena. By the way you’re popular enough.

    Alberto

    By Blogger A.R.B., at 2:59 AM  

  • Querido Bino,

    Bebí demasiado esta noche, querido Bino., ¿Qué quieres que te diga? Tu lo acertaste hace tiempo. Hay gente que no entiende. Que confunde el amor, el cariño, por otras cosas. Crucifican a quién sea demasiado pronto, cómo si esto—mi pobre blog—fuera algo de importancia. No lo es. No es nada. Por eso te dije el otro día que ha esto le queda poco, muy poco. Sé quién soy y no tengo mucha fuerza. No tengo fuerza para aguantar estas cosas. Te aprecio mucho, Bino. Mucho. Eres muy buena persona. Como un amigo de hace mucho tiempo. Mucho tiempo.

    Un fuerte abrazo,
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    By Blogger A.R.B., at 4:06 AM  

  • Moi querida, Aquí,

    (Penso que es muller. Imaxino eso, pero non estou seguro.) Non ten que ver. Es poeta é iso é o que importa. Sorprendíchesme ca túa escrita. Oi bo corazón. Sabes que a xente por aquí queixase un pouco da miña popularidade. Imaxínate! Cando criticas a algún en seguida se poñen en contra túa. Como se esto fora unha revista merecedora do premio Nadal. Ti fixéstelo moi ben en English. Un sobresaínte. Gustoume moito que te preocuparas para facer eso. ¿Que queres que che diga? Non creo que poida poñer o poema en galego, pero nunca o intentei. (Ademais o poema ten moi mala leche cos poetas.)

    Moitas gracias. Ë de apreciar.

    E ti sigue dándolle ás metáforas. Esas nacen. O que non saiba ten que roelas.

    Bicos,
    Alberto

    By Blogger A.R.B., at 4:22 AM  

  • Dear Peter,

    Ian, my son’s friend was over the house today. Funny that I should think about you because Ian was over the house today. But I did. The children played in the yard and, yes, I yelled at them because the paint was fresh on the fence and they kind of didn’t know that. (The day was long. Mo painted the fence while I tried my hand at pruning the pear and cherry trees.) But Ian was over and I thought about you, watching those children, the best of friends (I heard the word “brother for ever” I don’t know how many times) and, yes, I thought, again, what if they are gay? My lovely little son. His lovely friend. Would I ever take that against them? How foolish and how wrong.

    My wife had tears in her eyes reading “Damn Fag” tonight. Her tears mean a lot. They always do. It’s a matter of heart. Why go on.

    Love,
    Alberto

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