Saturday, February 27, 2010

Flashsmith


















I apologize for the Spectacular Crap that is this post's title, as more often than not, it's far more clever (which admittedly isn't saying much) than the body of work you masochists stop by to read. AnywaySSSSS, using this fine cache of lexemes, I present to you the companion piece in verse form, also worthy of the appellation Spectacular Crap. There's a story in there somewhere, trust me.

Don't panic, catalept;
stuff catastrophes in your pocket,
you'll move soon. Delusion's only
picketing that & it. What?
No hypomania this manic grandeur,
you disconnect from all but whom.
To who, to whom, she's never in the room.
Oh, but she is, look: a book, organic fruit &
discarded stops & starts. Those letters never sent?
Those bibelots, penned in obscurant penmanship,
unshipped, composed on a futon, so futile.
But there she lives. Where? There & here.
You wish.
I did.
I tried, I tried, circulating beautiful fakes.
What of unseemly veracity? You let me stabilize &
look what that got me: a non-
corrosive
letdown, a dance around
four on the floor; guessed that was in store
but I deserved oh so much more.

38 comments:

susan said...

A non-corrosive morning lifts the panic found in dreams,
And waking thoughts organic quell the the manic of her screams.

Yours is much better but I just had to try.. once.

Holte Ender said...

What is a catalept?

Beach Bum said...

I was puzzled by the word catalept myself and had to look it up. Found "catalepsy" and laughed my ass off. Sorry, private joke.

Chicks with hammers scare me more than clowns.

MRMacrum said...

Hark. Are those bongoes playing in the background as the smoky room swells with the sound of fifty fingers snapping?

No. It is my heart raising hopes. But nope, she's still not there.

S.W. Anderson said...

Well, I spent quite some time looking for the "story in there somewhere." No luck. That's a fetching smithy, though.

Tengrain said...

Graves you swine!

Is she going to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of her soul the uncreated conscience of her race?

Regards,

Tengrain

Tom Harper said...

She sure is a lot purdier than Ye Olde Village Blacksmith of Yore.

Dr. Zaius said...

If I stuff any more catastrophes into my pockets, I'm gonna need I'm gonna need new pants. :o(

Demeur said...

For those times when prose has been dropped down memories black hole I give you this little gift. Call it a rescue from the Gardian of verse:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part

Just hope the link is not cateleptic.

MRMacrum said...

Demeur - the link does not work. But I found this. I wonder if it is what you meant.

Elmore Leonard's ten rules of writing

TomCat said...

Hi Randal

I'm rushing through to let you know that I've moved Politics Plus to http://www.politicsplus.org/blog

You're in the new blogroll there. Would you please update me in yours?

Übermilf said...

I might write something about something too. If I feel like it.

You should try writing knock-knock jokes. Everyone likes knock-knock jokes.

Or a ditty. Have you ever written a ditty? You should try that, too.

La Belette Rouge said...

Your poetry always makes me feel like a hack. Perhaps that is why I love you so. Yes, I enjoy reading writers that make me feel incompetent. Masochistic reading, I like to call it. I am trying to tell you in my self-absorbed way that your words are wonderful.

Randal Graves said...

susan, see, you should join FFF.

holte, look at that cat, a lept over the fence.

BB, sexy commie spies?

mrmacrum, now I just need Shatner to read this.

SWA, I'd be the last person to put up a stereotypical blacksmith. Look harder, dammit.

tengrain, the portrait of the blogger as a lazy man.

tom, verily thou speaketh the Lorde's truth.

dr. zaius, you want to lobotomize the entire human race; don't you have giant supervillain pants?

demeur, like I'm gonna listen to a guy named Elmore.

tomcat, will do!

übermilf, I'm a terrible joke teller and have no sense of comic timing. I might try a ditty, though, he asseverated.

LBR, I know I've said this before, but you really need to be my agent. Of course, I can't pay you, as I don't have government connections.

David Barber said...

Randal, you know I'm crap at poetry, because I told you. That is why you do it, because you do it well. Nice one. And it's nice to see your choice in women is improving. :-)

Randal Graves said...

Hey man, you're the only dreaming about the bird-flipping granny. ;-)

Crybbe666 said...

Randal, my head hurts after reading this and I think I need to have a lie down...thanks!!

Anonymous said...

generic valium diazepam valium expiration date - valium for sale in philippines

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam diazepam for dogs 5 mg - diazepam drug identification

Anonymous said...

valium diazepam buy diazepam - will 10mg diazepam do

Anonymous said...

cheap diazepam diazepam 5 mg and pregnant - buy valium online without rx

Anonymous said...

buy valium online legally valium vs xanax erowid - valium drug classification

Anonymous said...

buy zolpidem zolpidem tartrate generic makers - ambien side effects high blood pressure

Anonymous said...

generic diazepam diazepam uses cats - buy diazepam online europe

Anonymous said...

diazepam overdose diazepam 10mg high - diazepam 10 mg erowid

Anonymous said...

buy ativan ativan withdrawal blog - ativan side effects metallic taste

Anonymous said...

online xanax many xanax pills bar - 4 xanax overdose

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online no prescription ambien food drug administration - buy cheapest ambien online

Anonymous said...

soma online buy cheap soma online no prescription - buy soma tickets

Anonymous said...

ambien drug ambien sleep driving 2011 - buy ambien cheap

Anonymous said...

buy soma buy-soma.com - soma drug abuse signs

Anonymous said...

ambien pill generic medication ambien cr - ambien side effects impotence

Anonymous said...

buy valium online generic for valium 10mg - home drug test valium

Anonymous said...

buy valium online can you buy valium in egypt - valium for opiate withdrawal

Anonymous said...

valium no prescription needed can you buy valium online no prescription - cheap generic valium uk

Anonymous said...

generic ambien ambien cr strengths - 0bat ambien

Anonymous said...

buy soma online carisoprodol 350 mg narcotic - carisoprodol tablets

Anonymous said...

valium no prescription online diazepam valium long system - what is valium 5mg