Ken, U needa provide CLUES to your pomes. I mean, despite my loving this
one and all, I can't figger out what the word "watercolor" means. Like,
does that mean that, like, acrylics would be more, say, "heavy" than
watercolors? Or pottery would be the medium most lending itself to music
that flees. I'm WAY confused, K, and I needa pass this damn poetry course
(POMES FER DUMMIES), so please help me!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenneth Wolman" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2005 8:04 AM
Subject: Poem: "Fled is that Music. So Change the Record"
> FLED IS THAT MUSIC. SO CHANGE THE RECORD.
> Fled is that music.
> I don't know which either,
> sleep or wakefulness.
> I'm lying:
> One leads to the next
> endlessly repeatable
> biological requirement
> the psychophysical equivalent
> of Fortune's Wheel.
> The memory of the last cycle
> fades quickly to two dimensions.
> A watercolor.
> Anne Sexton lamented
> this as her life's fact
> when a married boyfriend,
> his music fled, woke up and
> went back home.
> Consider that without
> the watercolor, life would be
> unbearable, we would be allowed
> our single mistake
> and would carry it around
> forever, afraid ever after
> to move from a rooted spot.
> No. Watercolors are good.
> Cleaned off, they leave a trace,
> an outline, something to build on.
> Flattened memory is not
> the great So What or bleeding
> mea culpa, simply a nod,
> a declaration: So. Thus.
> Sleep and wake
> sleep again.
> Live inside the outline,
> fill it again, use different colors,
> the pattern will be the same.
> Little wheel, spin and spin,
> the great wheel spins around and around.
> Kenneth Wolman http://kenwolman.com http://kenwolman.blogspot.com
> "Only silence is shame."--Bartolomeo Vanzetti