August 04, 2010

I'm Making Some Time

(a found poem)


I'm making some time
from chalk dust
thick with late.
Is that a problem?
Familiar and unrestrained,
sometimes wilder, sometimes swelling twisted
from what I find fascinating, I'm cherry-picking you some style--
old-fashioned self-consciously asymmetrical distain--
distracting God, to put it mildly feminine.
Art, the war-like male,
treacherous and subject to error, is still with us,
ambiguous, loud, nagging a straight line, eating
the fruit invented between signs. Feasts please
me.
But the sentimental wastes time, little and large with vowel.
Warning: Folly uses vocabulary no less loaded, its truth free,
harder and saner than loud complaint. Go now humble,
ungoverned, indifferent,
swirling around the final movement
between tragedies spectacular, self-absorbed, and the problem
we no longer think of repeating.

5 comments:

AMY said...

Hi Kari, or should I rather say Agnes?
I'm sure you can read how Jenny;)
I wanted komen pets your blog:

Dearest Agnes,
I tell you now why old people should'n blog:

(Point one) Have you Hobbylos or what? I mean, go with your grandchildren to the playground but please read the blogger world "spared.
PS: you do not know what "Hobbylos" is Googel it; D

(Point two) While it is already that you want to share your recipes with us, but please write me just a cook-book.You van get money.Buy your grandchildren something.

(Point three) please make yourself not injured. Best wishes. Your life consultant; D

I HATE YOUR BLOG!

Agnes said...

Bizarro. Amy, do your keepers know you're wandering the internet? Thanks for droppin' by my horrible blog. It must have been painful for you. Heh.

Rob Grams said...

Really nice poem Kari/Agnes! Kudos!

Agnes said...

Thanks, Rob.

Jothish Nair said...

WELL MS.AGNES, I RAN THROUGH YOUR POEM...TONIGHT I'M GONNA DEEP INTO IT. PRIMA FACIE IT LOOKS WONDERFUL! CHEERS!!