Monday, January 15, 2007

Random Flickr Blogging 4616

the boys i mean are not refined
they go with girls who buck and bite
they do not give a fuck for luck
they hump them thirteen times a night

one hangs a hat upon her tit
one carves a cross on her behind
they do not give a shit for wit
the boys i mean are not refined

they come with girls who bite and buck
who cannot read and cannot write
who laugh like they would fall apart
and masturbate with dynamite

the boys i mean are not refined
they cannot chat of that and this
they do not give a fart for art
they kill like you would take a piss

they speak whatever's on their mind
they do whatever's in their pants
the boys i mean are not refined
they shake the mountains when they dance

e.e. cummings


Blogger SAP said...

That was awesome.

2:39 PM  
Blogger litbrit said...

Brilliant juxtaposition of e.e. and Gen Y. And you just know the boys in those pics would never get this in a fucking month of Sundays.

3:18 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

flipping through the selection this week i couldn't get this poem out of my head. wasn't sure how it would be received. but, in the end, i didn't care.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Wow! Is that a real cummings poem?

Great stuff, Minstrel.

3:41 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

Poetry Forum

is a great site for finding works and people's thoughts on them. among my favorite cummings poems are his "doggerals" they sound dashed off but the structures and disciplines are astonishing. the same with his sonnets.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...


this has nothing to do with anything but Sat nite the esposa y yo went to see and hear an old time folkie I used to hear when I was in Boston going to art school.

Tom Rush. He is about 65 now but still can create the old magic. Excellent show. Played an old D-18 and an Epiphone Texan that he used in open tunings.

yo soy Horsedooty!

6:28 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

it's so good to hear that a great talent like tom rush is still hitting it. i love that guy. when "no regrets" was having it's brief run on the charts (this was back when fm stations would still play "albums") i got to tour with him once. he's a great guy. wonderful music, "the child song" is brilliant stuff. i like the way he can get serious without pomposity.

7:34 PM  
Blogger George said...

No fair--I just try to be silly and you actually make something impressive out of random Flickr-blogging! Great pairing.

10:21 PM  
Anonymous amish451 said...

...month of Sundays....

Some of those boys (and girls) might surprise you ...hard to know what is going on under the spiked purple hair and beyond the piercings ...think back if you will, to ....19when ...and which rebellion ...

Very cool MB, ..... e.e. ....really?

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

oh yes, i know. i see young'uns all the time. i get studio gigs quite often where they bring me in to beef up the sound of a band doing a demo. i also found out that when dad is likely on the road and chainsawing hotel rooms for fun the kids have to become pretty creatively extreme in their own rebellion. (i only did the chainsaw thing once or twice but once, documented that one's impossible to live down)

9:03 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

george, i do snide, snarky and silly with it too. that's the whole fun of the game. i try to not go in with any ideas or inclinations and let the pictures tell me what they want.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

I had to visit when I saw your remarkable comment on LitBrit's MLK entry. I love what you did with the Cummings poem.

As for little Tommy Rush from New Hampshire, I wonder if you've heard the new song he included in his latest collection, The River Song. It blows me away.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

Tom did play The River Song last sat night. It is a very nice song and as you say it blew me away also.

yo soy Horsedooty!

8:10 PM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

on ya'll's recommendation, i did track the river song down. tommy's not only still hitting it, he's gotten even better.

9:14 PM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

my favorite song that Tom does is probably Drivin' Wheel. and he did not do the other nite. damn it!

"I feel like some ole engine that lost it's drivin' wheel"

I bought the first damn record in a general store here in Ft Worth because it had the song San Francisco Bay Blues on it and I wanted to learn it. Needless to say I was blown away.

yo soy Horsedooty!

12:12 PM  

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