14 feb. 2007

I have a poem called "Silent, upon a peak in Darien." It is different in every performance. Basically, what you do is alternate a line or phrase floating in your memory with the line "Silent, upon a peak in Darien," and go along for as long as you feel like it.

My Momma done tole me
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
These are amazing, each
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
A la cinco en punto de la tarde
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
The way you sip your tea
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
Somewhere, over the rainbow,
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
The endless fights, the sleepless nights
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
I heard a flie buzz, when I died
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
I love you as a Sherrif searches for a walnut
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
Among twenty snowy mountains
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
The way you wear your hat
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
A fine romance
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
I never cared much for moonlight skies
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
As I sd to my friend, because I am always
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
John, sd, which was not his name
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
Rose-cheekd Laura, come,
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
As the cat climbed over
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
the top of the
Silent, upon a peak in Darien
jamcloset
Silent, upon a peak in Darien

4 comentarios:

Jordan dijo...

You're aware of Kenneth's Keats cento in which every other line is "With beaded bubbles winking at the brim"?

Jonathan dijo...

Where does that appear? I don't remember it.

Jordan dijo...

Might be in Locus Solus, might merely be something he mentions some interview or other. (And then again it might be something he never published that I know from going through the papers, tho I'm pretty sure I've heard David Shapiro quote from it?)

K. Silem Mohammad dijo...

It's a great form! I'm going to try it out myself soon. You and Koch both must have tapped into the same spot in the cosmic unconsciousness.