Monday, May 31, 2010

Ways Of Men & Beasts

All things wicked aren't only found in books. Take for instance this poem, from an oral tradition, that was told for centuries by my ancestors. It was supposedly taken from a black obelisk high in the mountains of the Lapland near Mount Kebnekaise. It has been translated from an old Sámi language, into Swedish and, finally, the Queen's English.

ways of men & beasts

in the reek
of caves
& the bosom
of the black earth

madness

copulates

the foul seed
of carnal things
writhe
& bleed

in the ways
of men
& beasts.

6 comments:

  1. This is from the Book of Vastarien.

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  2. I once saw a recitation of this poem but three guys in the audience kept flicking cherries into the poet's mouth.

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  3. Man put that cosmic angela away and head on over to the Puppetboy Show. It's Degrassi Week.

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  4. Hey Lonny get you're arse on over to the Puppetboy Show and check out our new fall season.

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  5. Were you the fifth Monkee?

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