Search results “Poems about women and men” for the 2008
Shihan- "This Type Love"
From Def-Poetry. Great love poem.
Views: 766056 oklahomasgreg
Def Jam Poetry: Bonnie - My Man
def poetry, spoken word
Views: 120717 Just Grow Already
A Beautiful Woman
Sexy spoken word poetry by lyricist L.G.
Views: 88580 KOT KingOfthaTruth
Poetic story of how I am misunderstood
Views: 432 poeticebony
O Tell Me the Truth About Love by W.H. Auden (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
This is Auden being facetious about a serious subject.
Views: 115067 SpokenVerse
I'm Sorry I Hurt You
Video says it all... Song is There For You by Flyleaf (I do not own any of the images, or the song).
Views: 1587987 ReverieRyn
Do Women Rule on Twitter? (What Men Think)
Engaging on (& marketing with) New Media. Some people think women have a natural advantage. Others say women are like... well - you'll just have to watch & see what gets revealed. Share what you think at http://www.TribalSeduction.com/blog/womenrule/
Views: 322 TribalSeduction
George Carlin - Modern Man
Rest in peace... http://www.RUmadison.com | Network
Views: 1764857 Nicksable
Dave Chappelle - F*ck Ashton Kutcher (Def Poetry Jam)
F*ck Ashton Kutcher, the public image butcher...
Views: 2013344 davechappelletv
A Man of His Word
July 13, 2008 Reviewed by Rowena Winfrey for the RAWSISTAZ Reviewers RAWSISTAZ. com and BlackBookReviews.net A MAN OF HIS WORD is actually fourteen books in one, as Melvin Williams separates his poems according to themes, and each theme is a book. The first impression this book gave me was Melvin Williams is a deeply sensitive and talented poet. The very first poem in the book, "Power Creed," showed that clearly, as it spoke of the simple challenges of living each day as a Black man. The remaining poems in the 'Inspirational Inauguration' book reinforced that impression. The second book, 'Expressions From The Brotherhood,' showed Williams had loved and been loved, and he understood the intricate feelings of being in love. My favorite poems in this book were "Just When I Love You," and "Waiting to Inhale. " The third book, 'The Presents of a Lady' allows the reader to see Williams' more romantic side, and his deep appreciation for women. I truly enjoyed "A Woman's Touch," "A Mother's Love," and "Who's That Girl" in this book. The next book, 'Spellbound Romance,' had me wanting to call up this poet and arrange a rendezvous as soon as possible. The feelings expressed in these poems, especially "Falling Stars" and "Need To Be," made me yearn to have that kind of love in my own life, if only once. The remaining ten books deal with life, love, family and friends, mind games, and a few other random subjects. In my opinion, the books are worth the purchase price for the final book alone. 'After Hours Treasure' is a collection of erotic poems that are so hot, I was surprised the pages were not smoking as I was reading them. Female readers will get the final impression that Melvin Williams is a complete lover - embracing his woman spiritually and emotionally, as well as physically. The experiences he share in written word are powerful. Melvin Williams is one poet I plan to keep adding to my collection; his poems moved me more deeply than any I have read so far this year.
Views: 499 Melvin Williams
A Poem For Cliff
Views: 15016 nikkijeanproject
Suheir Hammad - Def Jam Poetry
I uploaded this video because I think it's the best counterargument to the red haired woman in the Tyra Banks Show http://youtube.com/watch?v=TA9RGsmJLMs -Suheir Hammad- there have been no words. i have not written one word. no poetry in the ashes south of canal street. no prose in the refrigerated trucks driving debris and dna. not one word. today is a week, and seven is of heavens, gods, science. evident out my kitchen window is an abstract reality. sky where once was steel. smoke where once was flesh. fire in the city air and i feared for my sister's life in a way never before. and then, and now, i fear for the rest of us. first, please god, let it be a mistake, the pilot's heart failed, the plane's engine died. then please god, let it be a nightmare, wake me now. please god, after the second plane, please, don't let it be anyone who looks like my brothers. i do not know how bad a life has to break in order to kill. i have never been so hungry that i willed hunger i have never been so angry as to want to control a gun over a pen. not really. even as a woman, as a palestinian, as a broken human being. never this broken. more than ever, i believe there is no difference. the most privileged nation, most americans do not know the difference between indians, afghanis, syrians, muslims, sikhs, hindus. more than ever, there is no difference.
Views: 319958 ekheezi
Phenomenal Woman
More at http://www.sfetcu.com Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still can't see. I say, It's in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing It ought to make you proud. I say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. (Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman) (From a PPS with author: Matt Wall)
Views: 4059 Nicolae Sfetcu
Phenomenal Woman
Performance at our high school talent show. PHENOMENAL WOMAN by Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion size But when I start to tell them They think I'm telling lies. I say It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips The stride of my steps The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman That's me. I walk into a room Just as cool as you please And to a man The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees Then they swarm around me A hive of honey bees. I say It's the fire in my eyes And the flash of my teeth The swing of my waist And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman That's me. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still can't see. I say It's in the arch of my back The sun of my smile The ride of my breasts The grace of my style. I'm a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman That's me. Now you understand Just why my head's not bowed I don't shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud When you see me passing It ought to make you proud. I say It's in the click of my heels The bend of my hair The palm of my hand The need for my care. 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman That's me.
Views: 13636 Amanda Williamson
Phenomenal Women
Songs: Miss Independent by Ne-Yo and Woman by Raheem Devaughn Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies Im not cute or built to suit a models fashion size But when I start to tell them They think Im telling lies. I say Its in the reach of my arms The span of my hips The stride of my steps The curl of my lips. Im a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman Thats me I walk into a room Just as cool as you please and to a man The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees Then they swarm around me A hive of honey bees I say Its the fire in my eyes And the flash of my teeth The swing of my waist And the joy in my feet. Phenomenal woman Thats me. Men themselves have wondered What they see in me They try so much But they cant touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them They say they still cant see. I say Its in the arch of my back The sun of my smile The ride of my breasts The grace of my style. Im a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman Thats me.
Views: 9667 taysymone234
A Good Man (poem)
Another poem
Views: 1820 Shelly SaysSo
Charles Bukowski "The man with the beautiful eyes"
Charles Bukowski "The man with the beautiful eyes"
Views: 314784 y man
Journey to the Old Age. Really Funny Song
Hilarious! This will put a smile on your face, at the very least. Good one.
Views: 178804 therabbit1003
New York Poems IV (Lazy Sunday Morning)
These words, taken from my notebook, were supposed to flow effortlessly into a poem. I'm afraid that like the baseball player they didn't quite make it. I hope they are descriptive and capture the feeling of a lazy Sunday morning. New York Poems IV (Lazy Sunday Morning) I sit in front of a victory arch beneath a canopy of cherry blossom, eating breakfast, as the park slowly comes to life. Some dads arrive with their children, who play noisily around the water fountain, a few people are out walking their dogs. Park attendants arrive in a green pickup truck emblazoned "New York Parks Department." They unlock the play area; the supervisor shouts orders and his team rush about sweeping and emptying bins. I' m an observer; I observe and write in my notebook. I devour my Mac Muffin and drink my orange juice, "produce of Florida" it says on the carton. The children stream into the play area running towards their favourite activities, the dads seek out park benches and sit reading large paperback books. On the north side of the square a market is being assembled, Chinese, Italian, and Spanish New Yorkers put up their market stalls. This market sells the small joyous things of life, there are T Shirts, Jewellery, Ceramic Pots, Candles, and great cauldrons of spicy ethnic food. The shouts and laughter of the vendors rings out across the square. Soon, families and lovers will arrive to saunter hand in hand amongst the stalls. I take a ride on the subway and a short walk. Standing by the Heckscher Playground, I am an interested spectator, watching a game I will probably never play. A group of middle-aged men are playing baseball, they whoop and shout like twelve year olds. A couple of disinterested wives sit in folding chairs reading "Hello" magazine, their purpose is to look after the food and keep the beer cold. A guy walks up to the base, he is in his fifties with a big gut, and he wears a "Mets" cap. After several goes, he manages to hit the ball some distance; he throws down the bat and runs. In his imagination, he's making a home run for the "Mets," in reality he's out of breath before first base and can't quite reach the second before the ball is returned. The opposing team shout scornfully whilst his team offer condolences, he just shrugs his shoulders and walks off the pitch. One of the women hands him a beer and a large sandwich. It is time for me to move on. I have been in NYC for just fourteen hours, but already my imagination and my notebook are packed with images and observations. I head off towards Fifth Avenue in search of a coffee shop and the Guggenheim Museum.
Views: 1073 nordicsky
What Women Want
Don't believe the hype—Black love is alive and well. It just needs to be nurtured. In Talking About What Ya Want While Getting What Ya Need: A Conversation With Women, author Antonio Love equips African-American ladies with real-life information and candid advice to help them find their ideal African-American men. Love spent months interviewing sistas for this project, discussing in detail their wants, needs, desires, concerns and frustrations when it comes to building relationships with brothers. What he learned from those conversations gave him an inside perspective so intimate and endearing that, up until now, the thoughts have usually been shared only between circles of sistagirls. Using his privy insight in conjunction with more than three years of research and personal observations about African-American men, Love has created a profile of their personality types and behaviors in relationships. The result is Talking About What Ya Want While Getting What Ya Need: A Conversation With Women, which takes a hard-line look at the issues surrounding African-American love and commitment like never before. Get ready to spark discussion and debate through a book as unique and engaging as the women who will benefit from it. Get ready to talk about what you want while getting what you need!
Views: 946 newlife2002
OSHO: Being In Love
- How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without Fear - "Love should be a reality in your life, not just a poem, not just a dream. It has to be actualized. It is never too late to experience love for the first time. Learn to love. Very few people know how to love. They all know that love is needed, they all know that without love life is meaningless, but they don't know how to love." — Osho ============================================ Being in Love: How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without Fear •Hardcover: 256 pages •Publisher: Harmony (January 15, 2008) •Language: English Available wherever books are sold! http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307337900 http://www.amazon.com/Being-Love-Awareness-Relate-Without/dp/0307337901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202799263&sr=1-1 http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780307337900&itm=2 To understand more about OSHO Talks, their context and purpose, see: http://oshotalks.com/AboutOshoTalks.aspx This video is available for translation as part of the 'OSHO TALKS Video Translation Project. Join the project as a translator at: http://www.oshotalks.com OSHO International Foundation: http://www.osho.com Chose playlist in your own language: http://goo.gl/c2Qgk OSHO International Meditation Resort: http://osho.com/visit © OSHO International Foundation OSHO is a registered trademark of OSHO International Foundation
Views: 2384662 OSHO International
Beautiful Love Poems
Two beautiful love poems for the love of my life, she has inspired me to write these using my heart, and soul..these are very touching and will make you cry. I Love her more then anything in the whole entire world and I would be nothing if it weren't for her..and I thank God so much for letting this be possible and even letting my life fall into place..Life finally makes sense now..I Love You.. (Always&Forever) Please comment and rate and tell me what you think. Thanks Song- Glenn Medeiros - Long and Lasting Love (Once in a Lifetime) Enjoy :] (Do Not Own Song Rights)
Views: 526159 Glow Brotherz
Lunch Poems: Maxine Hong Kingston
Maxine Hong Kingston burst on the literary scene in 1976 with her book, "The Woman Warrior" . A UC Berkeley graduate and professor, she has delighted audiences with books such as "China Men" and "Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book". In recent years she has started to write more poetry, including "To Be the Poet" from Harvard University Press. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [4/2004] [Humanities] [Show ID: 8588]
5 Tips to Attract a Woman
Women can be seduced by a guy just through the sheer will of his personality. If he knows how to demonstrate an alpha male attitude, girls can be quickly drawn to his hypnotic aura. In this video, you'll learn about 5 of the most seductive personality traits a guy can show women.
Views: 8775 attractionguru56
Sad love poem...
poem about love,hope you like it...
Views: 3875899 vainly112
Alice Walker reads Sojourner Truth
Poet Alice Walker reads the 1851 speech of abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Part of a reading from Voices of a People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove,) Novemeber 11, 2006 in Berkeley, California.
Hawa Jibril - Riyo (Translated in English)
http://www.bartamaha.com Born in 1920, Hawa Jibril has composed poems in the oral tradition of her culture since she was 12, exploring the impact of war, nation-building and dramatic changes in women's roles that have marked Somalia's development. We celebrate the release of her first book, which links oral & written literature to the political and social forces of traditional culture, colonialism, feminism and national liberation. The title of the book - And Then She Said, Saa Waxay Tiri - comes from a Somali ritual phrase that is used to introduce a poet (usually male). Hawa's book does indeed draw us into a captivating tale, crossing time and space - from camel herding to gun battles, from desert shrubs to city streets, from the boldness of youth to the sorrow and wisdom of age, from Mogadishu's turmoil to a Toronto high-rise -- as one woman's life and poems speak for thousands of others who, like Hawa Jibril, have braved perilous bridges, adapted and changed, and ended up living, with often un-noticed talents and distinctions, in our own Canadian cities. This event was a Book Reading event at Columbus State University (Columbus, Ohio) Video by: Abdisalam Aato
Views: 16320 Bartamaha
Relationship Management - 2008 Year of the Intellectual Black Man
This is a poem about defining and playing our roles in the black family. Morpheus allows his passion to spill out about the mixed up roles the exist in the black family today. He delivers a passionate heart fulled performance in this piece...
Views: 21660 Morpheus Prime
#805 A Poem About Divorce
I found this poem here: http://www.richardmacwilliam.com/shortchildrens.html English script http://thedailyenglishshow.blogspot.com/2008/08/show-805-saturday-26-july.html 英文スクリプト+日本語訳+番組詳細 http://tdes.blog120.fc2.com/blog-entry-267.html Show 805 Saturday 26 July The Daily English Show http://www.thedailyenglishshow.com/
A Comical Poem - Mary Poppins (Dick Van Dyke)
Mary Poppins (1964) Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns Directed by Robert Stevenson
Views: 1790733 moviescenes4u
The laughing heart (Tom Waits reads a Charles Bukowski poem)
The laughing heart (Tom Waits reads a Charles Bukowski poem)
Views: 648530 KingstonHomeless
Angry Black Woman
A Poem I wrote
Views: 300 MoneyFace07
Maxine Hong Kingston
Award-winning writer Maxine Hong Kingston is known for her works reflecting on Chinese-American culture and heritage. She is the author most recently of The Fifth Book of Peace, and won the National Book Award for her 1980 novel China Men. In 1997, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Bill Clinton. A native of California, Kingston is now a professor emerita at UC Berkeley. [5/2007] [Humanities] [Show ID: 12224]
Fran O'Hanlon - Poems The Size Of Photos (live)
Fran O'Hanlon performs Poems The Size Of Photos live @ the bridge hotel Newcastle 12/09/08
Views: 146 Matt Brown
Poetry by Robert Bly - Stealing Sugar from the Castle
One of 21 video poems in Four Seasons Productions newly released Moving Poetry Series - Three innovative new films - RANT * RAVE * RIFF. Stealing Sugar from the Castle is written and is recited by Robert Bly in this quirky short poetry film. To learn more about this provocative new series, how to purchase directly from our online store or on Amazon.com and for the full transcripts of our films poems, visit our website at www.4spFilm.com. MUST be experienced in full sound on a big screen.
Lesbians & Homosexuals
The earliest known written references to same-sex love between women are attributed to Sappho (the eponym of sapphism), who lived on the island of Lesbos in ancient Greece from about 625 to 570 BCE and wrote poems which apparently expressed her sexual attraction to other females. Modern scholarship has suggested a parallel between ancient Greek pederasty and the friendships Sappho formed with her students.[8][9] Lesbian relationships were also common among the Lacedaemonians of ancient Sparta. Plutarch wrote "love was so esteemed among them that girls also became the erotic objects of noble women."[10] Accounts of lesbian relationships are found in poetry and stories from ancient China. Research by anthropologist Liza Dalby, based mostly on erotic poems exchanged between women, has suggested lesbian relationships were commonplace and socially accepted in Japan during the Heian Period. In medieval Arabia there were reports of relations between harem residents, although these were sometimes suppressed. For example Caliph Musa al-Hadi ordered the beheading of two girls who were surprised during lovemaking.[11] During the 12th Century, Etienne de Foug�res derided lesbians in his Livre des mani�res (about CE 1170), likening them to hens behaving as roosters, and reflecting a general tendency among religious and secular authorities in Europe to reject any notion women could be properly sexual without men.[12]
Views: 2193 talkingdeity
"Daffodils" read by Jeremy Irons
The poesm "Daffodils" wirtten in 1804 by William Wordsworth read by the actor Sir Jeremy Irons. --- Sir Jeremy Irons has really incredible voice. Background: photos from Internet. Daffodils and Jeremy Irons as he appears in "Elisabeth". --- "Daffodils" (1804) I wander'd lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretch'd in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. By William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Nice article about Daffodils http://angelatunner.com/yellow-flowers-the-daffodil/.
Views: 473389 Noxdl
How to Play Women's Lacrosse : Safety Equipment for Women's Lacrosse
Women's lacrosse players are required to wear a mouth guard and eye protection. Learn more about required safety equipment for women's lacrosse and how to buy it in this free educational sports video. Expert: Shiloh Kimmel Bio: Shiloh Kimmel has been playing lacrosse for over six years and has been teaching lacrosse for four years. Filmmaker: Cody Kimmel
Views: 10610 expertvillage
Ntozake Shange reads "Faye"
Ntozake Shange reading the then unpublished piece "Faye" at a reading hosted by E. Ethelbert Miller which also featured Thulani Davis. The year is 1978.
Views: 4650 hoodoojazz
'Nirvana' A poem by Charles Bukowski, read by Tom Waits
Nirvana by Charles Bukowski Not much chance, completely cut loose from purpose, he was a young man riding a bus through North Carolina on the way to somewhere and it began to snow and the bus stopped at a little café in the hills and the passengers entered. He sat at the counter with the others, he ordered and the food arrived. The meal was particularly good and the coffee. The waitress was unlike the women he had known. She was unaffected, there was a natural humour which came from her. The fry cook said crazy things. The dishwasher in back, laughed, a good clean pleasant laugh. The young man watched the snow through the windows. He wanted to stay in that café forever. The curious feeling swam through him that everything was beautiful there, that it would always stay beautiful there. Then the bus driver told the passengers that it was time to board. The young man thought, I'll just stay here, I'll just stay here. But then he rose and followed the others onto the bus. He found his seat and looked at the café through the bus window. Then the bus moved off, down a curve, downward, out of the hills. The young man looked straight forward. He heard the other passengers speaking of other things, or they were reading or trying to sleep. They had not noticed the magic. The young man put his head to one side, closed his eyes, pretended to sleep. There was nothing else to do. Just to listen to the sound of the engine, the sound of the tires in the snow. I don't own the music, I just like it.
Views: 109147 Paulie Lamerton
"Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
This poem was written before psychiatry was invented. Artists of the time, esp. the Pre-Raphaelites, often took their subjects from poems but it seems that nobody would touch this one. The paintings are by Sophie Anderson from about the same time, depicting contemporary standards of female beauty.
Views: 87773 SpokenVerse
Bhay Ithale Sampat Nahi...Lata Mangeshkar
Aim of this video is not to create a movie but to let them hear this song who have'nt yet and for those who r searching for it..simply mesmarizing.... Kavi Grace ya aarbhat manasasathi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDBaLQgPYvw
Views: 1137984 ninadpra
Spoken word artist Men-Tal spits his peace @ the ARTIST VILLAGE DETROIT.
Views: 647 artistvillage
Poetry by Eva Salzman from the new anthology Women's Work
Eva Salzman reads her poem 'Brooklyn Bridge' from 'Double Crossing: New and Selected Poems' (Bloodaxe 2004) and the new Seren anthology 'Women's Work' NOW OUT http://www.seren-books.com/
Views: 1022 serenbooks
Kabhi-Kabhi (D poem used in d movie in Amit Ji's Voice)
Kabhi-Kabhi Mere Dil Me Khyal Aata Hai..!!!
Views: 112105 chosenguy
The Intro: Welcome
Welcome to the world of GenderFcuk. Where the girls look like boys and the boys look like... well. Nobody knows. SONG USED: BOYS WANNA BE HER BY PEACHES PS -- We are open to any suggestions you may have on future topics. We'd love to know what things you'd like to hear/see discussed. Feedback is always appreciated. Tags Cont.: carpet munchers, black, african american, women, men, crazy chicks, chicas, hot mamis, dreads, locs, dreadlocs, natural hair, makeup, makeup artist, spoken word, poetry, temperamental, ftm, downelink, bulldykers, eskimos, penguins, music, peaches, boys wanna be her, house music, neosoul
Views: 1578 GenderFcuk
Chanda Hai Tu - Aradhana - Rajesh Khanna & Sharmila Tagore - Old Hindi Songs
Watch this old Hindi classic song Chanda Hai Tu sung by Lata Mangeshkar from Bollywood blockbuster movie Aradhana (1969) starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna in the lead. Music is composed by S.D Burman while the lyrics are penned by Anand Bakshi. Other Casts include: Farida Jalal, Sujit Kumar, Madan Puri. Share on Facebook - http://goo.gl/qgjAg3 Tweet about this - http://goo.gl/ThjlMm Subscribe To Our Channel : http://bit.ly/SubscribeToRajshri Follow us on G+ http://plus.google.com/+rajshri Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rajshri Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Rajshri Follow us on Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/rajshrivideos Visit Rajshri's Website - http://www.rajshri.com
Views: 43142202 Rajshri
stoney grey soil by Patrick Kavanagh
Stony Grey Soil by O stony grey soil of Monaghan The laugh from my love you thieved; You took the gay child of my passion And gave me your clod-conceived. You clogged the feet of my boyhood And I believed that my stumble Had the poise and stride of Apollo And his voice my thick tongued mumble. You told me the plough was immortal! O green-life conquering plough! The mandril stained, your coulter blunted In the smooth lea-field of my brow. You sang on steaming dunghills A song of cowards' brood, You perfumed my clothes with weasel itch, You fed me on swinish food You flung a ditch on my vision Of beauty, love and truth. O stony grey soil of Monaghan You burgled my bank of youth! Lost the long hours of pleasure All the women that love young men. O can I stilll stroke the monster's back Or write with unpoisoned pen. His name in these lonely verses Or mention the dark fields where The first gay flight of my lyric Got caught in a peasant's prayer. Mullahinsa, Drummeril, Black Shanco- Wherever I turn I see In the stony grey soil of Monaghan Dead loves that were born for me.
Views: 11846 Brendan Ross
"The Sunset Years of Samuel Shy" by Ogden Nash (read by Tom O'Bedlam)
Parcae means fate. The reference to Jenny is an in-joke, a charming poem by Leigh Hunt: Jenny kissed me when we met, Jumping from the chair she sat in. Time, you thief! who love to get Sweets into your list, put that in. Say I'm weary, say I'm sad; Say that health and wealth have missed me; Say I'm growing old, but add- Jenny kissed me!
Views: 7618 SpokenVerse