This is an example of the cut-up technique poem. Fragments cut from newspapers, an AARP magazine, and possibly an old “Are You Going to Hell?” pamphlet that a smiling young man handed me.
Here’s the above green poem and it’s that shade of green– a beloved shade– that few people are able to pull off– I bet Edie Sedgwick could with white go-go boots– anyway, here it is in classic B&W:
was a mime
syndrome type 2
no sense at the Center
he might Reinvent
So a little story about Krempot the mime. (The “might” came from the Biblical pamphlet.) So you know– “no sense at the Center” was glued to the green paper all jumpy and uneven on purpose.
Thanks very much for stopping by. After chewing great quantities of Bachelorette Cheese Sandwiches, have felt very tired this week.
Unrelated Addendum #1: In Aleister Crowley’s autohagiography (p. 74), he states, “I am uniformly kind to animals.” Then in the next paragraph he describes how he tortured a cat. I guess that’s the old comic twist but it made me pretty sick and I’ve put this book aside. I just wanted to know what the damn “Golden Dawn” was. Anyway, Crowley wasn’t only a Satan Worshipper, but a big jerk. Surprise, surprise, surprise as Gomer Pyle would say.
Unrelated Addendum #2: Reading five books at once now– never a good sign. A bio of Madame Blavatsky by Marion Meade, Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon by Peter Washington, Edie by Jean Stein, Maude Adams by Armond Fields, and The Vegetarian by Han Kang. Recently finished this last one– an extremely well-written and unsettling novel. The first line made me laugh. “Before my wife turned vegetarian, I’d always thought of her as completely unremarkable in every way.” The author’s been compared to Kafka which seems right.
Here’s an observation from Mr. Truman Capote from the Edie Sedgwick bio: “Andy Warhol would like to have been Edie Sedgwick. He would like to have been a charming, well-born debutante from Boston. He would like to have been anybody except Andy Warhol.”
Unrelated Addendum #3: Marion Meade has an upcoming bio of Nathanael West and his wife Eileen (of My Sister Eileen fame). Can’t wait!