Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Imagine Shaving A Fish.

At the first and last postmodern exhibition
I could not see 'Pure Black'
Nor get the measure of 'The Vacuum'
I could not explain 'Anything'
As I didn't know 'Everything'
I wasted some time on 'Prepost Redundancy'
'The Source Of Light In Dreams' mystified
And 'Anhedonia' numbed me
The moment I was aware of 'Perception'
It became 'A Memory'
The statue 'Vito Scotti Eating A Clown'
Left a funny taste in my mouth
After reading a manuscript 'Original Thought'
I sat in an uncaring chair
And imagined shaving a fish.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Travis Jay Morgan said...

Twisted man, twisted. :)
Very artistic. It leaves a fishy taste in my mouth.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 5:41:00 AM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Hi travis ,heh , yeah thanks for that :-)May I recommend a gargle with some kandy koated tangerine koolaid.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger bradford said...

I saw the surrealistshow along w/Calder the day before it closed @ SFMOMA two week-ends ago - I like the Ms - ManRAY, MATTA, Magrite, MIRO, MaxErnst - a study for The Glass by Duchamps was there 2

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 6:25:00 PM  
Blogger Scheherazade said...

I loved the way you captured your disillusionment with the anti-commercial "avante-garde" museum experience. It's so anti-commerical/mainstream that sometimes it ends up alienating everyone.

Also really really like the assonance of the "uncaring chair."

I think your stuff is really good to digest Crunchy Weta. Your spectrum is unlimited. There is much to learn from that.

I now have you and "clear candy daily" as part of my "poet diet." I'm building an appetite...

S

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 6:32:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Hi Brad, Wow you were certainly spoiled to see such a show! If only! We are a bit starved of those kind of exhibits here in New Zealand - a thriving local scene helps, but to see the masters! We had a Masters of the 20th Century exhibit a few years back, which was mindblowing.

Scheherazade, All I can say is you have great taste! Clear Candy is superb , so I'm honoured to keep the same company. I will be adding your link on my next lot of updates too. When I first saw your site I thought it might be all political poetry (which is not a bad thing, it's just i don't relate so well to US politics. Not that world politics isn't in your sights either. Anyway it seems you've been spreading your poetical wings lately as well (polite cough). Like Bradford you write about things you have thought and care about with directness, which I like.I gather you have two children, as do I. Bryanna (23 months) and Bradin (5 months and just has his first tooth) -hence my erratic viewing of blogs and tardy responses. Thanks for taking time to digest my crunchy wetabix:-)

Thursday, June 01, 2006 1:08:00 AM  
Blogger katy said...

imagine shaving a fish, i didn't have to read any further to appriciate the poem.

how do you shave a fish? do you use lotion and a blade? or a dry razor?

i wonder which the fish would prefer...

Thursday, June 01, 2006 4:52:00 AM  
Blogger Scheherazade said...

Congrats on your still relatively newborns! And truly thanks for the company. I have no kiddies yet, but I am writing for them before they arrive and for their wonderful, now in existence, grandparents. They're only pretty figments now. Galileo and Shenandoah are my preferred names. We'll see what he says...
My "legal" name is Yasmin

Thursday, June 01, 2006 5:26:00 AM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Hi Katy, I suspect imagining it is easir than doing it (unless its a max sized catfish perhaps).
Hi Yasmin :-) I forget sometimes that a lot of the poetry that is written is fictional! And I should know..

Thursday, June 01, 2006 5:50:00 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

I'll digest Crunchy Wetabix anytime....and shave a fish with him, too. Heck, I'll even be willing to gut the fish in various positions if only to show how much I can be "disillusioned" with some "things" in this world. :)

Thanks, Glenn and Yasmin, for the positive comments about ClearCandy here. I really like her, too. Did you know that she likes cream as a color and likes it in her coffee, too?

Friday, June 02, 2006 12:15:00 AM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Hi Cecilia Strangely I was just drinking a coffee with cream as I read your post.Thanks for the thoughts! I suddenly had a flash of a whole school of dolls shaving fish together. Thats a picture you don't see every day.

Friday, June 02, 2006 5:54:00 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

I hope they're paid accordingly by the hour! ;-)

Saturday, June 03, 2006 1:32:00 AM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Umm, I was thinking of by the fish...

Saturday, June 03, 2006 5:10:00 AM  

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