Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Whine as Though a Pine Tree Is Bowing a Broken Violin

Dear Dos Equis, please have The Most Interesting Man in the world say, I was Zizek until it bored me, then send me money please. Love, BLCKDGRD.


Martin Walls

Whine as through a pine tree is bowing a broken violin,
As though a bandsaw cleaves a thousand thin sheets of
They chime like freight wheels on a Norfolk Southern
          slowing into town.

But all you ever see is silence.
Husks, glued to the underside of maple leaves.
With their nineteen fifties Bakelite lines they'd do
          just as well hanging from the ceiling of a space
          museum -

What cicadas leave behind is a kind of crystallized memory;
The stubborn detail of, the shape around a life turned

The color of forgotten things: a cold broth of tea & mile
          in the bottom of a mug.
Or skin on an old tin of varnish you have to life with
          linesman's pliers.
A fly paper that hung thirty years in Bird Cooper's pantry
          in Brighton.


  1. What's so funny about peace, love, and philosophy?

    I don't think it's boring, but if it is, I rather like it. CPL keeps shipping up Tom Clancy/Brad Thor stuff where 52 people get garrotted, shot, and blown up on each page.

  2. i keep meaning to say something of .. the real foot balling that you like ,being something that i find some pleasure in having on ,playing around me ,of how males .. . moving .. ,of strong legs , they have some larger screens , a couple in the smaller place that we will be starting to gather in as the summer comes in ,what should i watch for of that ?that will go nicely with the off line of summer, bicy. riding and talk on putting together sled bikes for next winter , some art showing , and always pol. , what of foot 'to a ball'?

  3. Because somebody besides me should at least glance at this:

  4. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I'll link to it next linky post.

    I'd forgot how annoying The Nation website is. Am I sure I don't want to give them money, the seventh pop-up ad asks me.

  5. Belated thanks for the link! Also, thanks for bringing The Old Reader to my attention, been needing to look for a replacement.