2 feb. 2006

Pantoum Beginning with Lines by Jordan Davis and Jonathan Mayhew

It's fatiguing, consuming all this Stalinist Sadism.
Samuel Beckett and César Vallejo are buried in the same cemetery,
Sartre and Poe are buried elsewhere,
And Pound and Ginsberg wander undead between epitaphs.

Samuel Beckett and César Vallejo are buried in the same cemetery,
And Walser, wherever you are, no more jokes on Thomas Mann!
Sartre and Poe are buried elsewhere.
Sarah Orne Jewett however is alive, and living with Amy Beach by the shore.


[please write the next line in the comments. The rule for the poem is that each line must contain references to two individuals, like Sade and Stalin in the first line. I reserve the right not to use your line if I don't like it].

12 comentarios:

Jasper Bernes dijo...

Beck's a Scientologist but I don't suffer this pain like Cesar Vallejo.

C. Dale dijo...

And Sartre would never be buried near Vallejo.

Mike H dijo...
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Jonathan dijo...

Sorry, you can't mention the same proper name again once it has been used. I forgot to mention that rule.

Jasper Bernes dijo...

Interminable analysis: a rule for following a rule. . . Wittgenstein and Godel already killed that one. Sorry, Jonathan.

C. Dale dijo...

But Sartre and Poe are buried elsewhere--

Henry Gould dijo...

Baudelaire, Mallarme! La necrophilie ne me sauverai pas de sadisme!

Jonathan dijo...

Nice try. I don't want to repeat Sadisme from Jordan's line, though.

nolapoet dijo...

and Pound and Ginsberg wander undead between epitaphs.

RJJ dijo...

And Walser, wherever you are, more jokes on Thomas Mann, please!

Jordan dijo...

Sarah Orne Jewett however is alive, and living with Amy Beach by the shore.

lc1936 dijo...

As Cernuda cried over Larra in Spain
and Verlaine and Rimbaud being buried in the night,
Pacheco cries over Vallejos's grave