Quotes about elephantine
Up in that new space station
Living kennedys dream
There was an automatic camera
Well the crew was relaxing
Before the video screen
Watching old re-runs
Of mohammed ali.
The voice of houston callin
Brought them back to the scene
Except the sky is fallin
Do you know what that means?
Out on that texas sidewalk
Through the hotel mezzanine
There walked a see-thru hooker
To a suite with two tvs.
But by the elevator
She began to sneeze
With an attack so uncontrolled
It brought her to her knees.
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Joyce is a poet and also an elephantine pedant.
Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
crushing our lives
with their money,
their bloody truth
strangling the sighs
of the repossessed
as wall street swells
with the cries of
it does not mean that you have grown
big ears, a wide trunk for breathing
or a wall as stomach to the hips,
elephants do not forget those who
and they always have time to talk to
the sand who shall guide them
where the culprit can be found,
all their lives they seek for justice,
and that is
what an elephantine memory is all about.
friends tell me, i am.
Masculine arms of the working-class
Are combined to meet current affairs.
Artless movements perform the seated
Occupation, so warm and alarming.
An elephantine line seeks me afterwards,
Ludicrous affairs bring an overture,
A beginning of the waters and rain,
When overlooking the flood is like rain.
The dearest birth accuses us of the moment,
The rains have misaligned our subject,
From itself the movements are of them,
Let the reality of an era being won be truth.
I live between two worlds.
On this substantial earth
senses stir in morning wind
eyes liven in golden light
the noonday sun flares,
arms, legs, back brushed with fire,
fevered brow, I hear clanging bells
the blare of trains, elephantine
motion, sure and steady
over the ungiving ground.
How shall I detach
from this panoply, this
swirl of all-
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Call Me Idiot
a word from you,
and i will remember it,
idiot, you call me idiot,
and i shall retort for once
but not twice, not anymore
shall i become
another image of you,
i will not call you moron,
but i shall be in my room again
on an array of oxymora
talking to the drapes and the drawers
burying all these
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Sonnet: My Poems
Like how a child gets born onto the earth,
Like how a dormant seed bursts forth as sprouts,
Like how the babe gains elephantine girth,
My poems escape from my heart in bouts.
Like how the dawn brings on the mist and dew,
Like how the clouds shower the earth with rain,
Like how the sun scorches the scalps anew,
My poems are made again and again.
Like how a famine strikes a land all rich,
Like how the autumn wind blows leaves off trees,
Like how the Aeolian harp can one bewitch,
My poems do tricks with incredible ease.
O God, preserve my wings, my lute, my muse!
And let the earthlings’ minds and hearts enthuse.
When the country goes temporarily to the dogs, cats must learn to be circumspect, walk on fences, sleep in trees, and have faith that all this woofing is not the last word. What is the last word, then?Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music, and books, raising kids — all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through. Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
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