Beatnik Poetry Slam – So Cool, It’s Downright Cold.


Today’s Music: Hank Mobley – Soft Impressions
Days Til Spring: 19!!!

didgeridoo
Famed Aborignal Didgeridoo player Jedda Biralee strides to the stage resplendent in his reflective grey double breasted Armani suit.
Because didgeridoos are cool.
Anyway, Jedda draws his 12 foot didgeridoo with him, fitting it into into the carved dingo holders, the upturned mouth resting atop a sandstone representation of Wayamba, the turtle. The house lights dim as the spotlight stabs through the cloud of patchouli oil and clove cigarettes, drilling through the steam of designer espresso and picks out a man dressed in black ski jacket, black ski pants, black scarf, thick black glo- Look, he’s covered head to toe because he’s freezing, and his clothes are all black, ok?
Sheesh.
Anyway, Jedda blows a low heart-thrumming tone through the Didgeridoo as El Guapo comes to the stage…

*WvWvWvWvWvvvv*
Sparkling, reflecting, dazzling
shards of light that bounce
*VzVzVzVzVz*
carom
explode
across my eyes.
My breath belabored as I
*zVzVzVzVzVzV*
breathe
inhale
exhale
of your
*ZwZwZwZw*
all…
encompassing…
domain…
*zvzvzVWVWVWvWvWzWzWZwvwv*
So overwhelmed.
So dwarfed.
When will it end?
vwvwvwvWVWVWz*
Will it ever end?
I can’t see an end.
I lean into you…
*vwz*
as I shovel the damn snow…
*ZVZVZVZVWVWVWVWWZWZWZWZ*

83 responses to “Beatnik Poetry Slam – So Cool, It’s Downright Cold.

  1. Have you ever heard Whitey’s on the Moon by Gil Scott-Heron? This strikes me as the perfect soundtrack for Mr. Scott-Heron’s opus.

    19 days + 1 major snowstorm. Will you be at work Monday? I might not.

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    • I’m going to have to look up Scott-Heron.

      Yeah, I’ll be in. May just have to leave a bit earlier to compensate for the buses.
      Do you remote in if you can’t make it to the office?

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      • Yes, I have the ability to remote in but I don’t like it. The equipment is better at work. Plus, I don’t have a goddamn barking dog and two daughters hanging onto my ankles looking for attention. The other problem is that at home, all I have to do is reach out and there’s food in my hand. It’s too convenient.

        “Whitey’s on the Moon” is definitely worth looking up. It must be on YouTube somewhere.

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  2. Less than three weeks.
    Less than three weeks.
    Less than three weeks.

    That’s not a poem. It’s my “hurry up, spring” mantra…

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  3. Hahaha! It will end….Nevah!!! Bwahaha. The weather people were predicting 2-12 more inches to shovel. Gee weather people, way to put yourselves out there.

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  4. I love the music for today. It’s great music for a Saturday. Too cool in all black, Guapo! Loved your poem, but oh…..to shovel snow. Oh no. Good thing spring is right around the corner!

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  5. It’s raining so much here
    *WvWvWvWvWvvvv*
    my pillow is leaning
    *WvWvWvWvWvvvv*
    against the drier.
    *WvWvWvWvWvvvv*
    I may have to call in
    *WvWvWvWvWvvvv*
    the army for heavy support.

    Yay. Beatnik is fun just like jiffy-pop!

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  6. Just calling round with a shovel and a nice cup of hot coffee, “NO” the coffee is for me, get shovelling that snow before it drifts :) lmao Have a wicked evening Guap and thanks for adding such a great posting :)

    Andro

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  7. 👏. I had to use this because I don’t have a snapping fingers emoticon.

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  8. Could you make sure all the snow is gone by March 10th? I’m taking Manhattan for a few days. Thank you.

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  9. Great comments. I laugh a lot. Unfortunately, don’t know much about the topic, but good stuff. Rusty told me to say “hi.”

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  10. Acoustic dubstep? That’s what they’re calling it now? That’s way heavy, daddy-o, but a much more jivable beat, ya dig? Not to mention WAY more soul.

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  11. Hee hee hee… but dude, this is totally bro-step, not dubstep.

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  12. The sound of the digeridoo is one of my favourite sounds in the world!

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  13. I suppose it’s fitting to feature a digeridoo in your winter to spring transition post. If it’s any consolation the days are getting shorter here in the land of the digeridoo and the sun is heading your way.

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  14. This snow is insane. The grocery store yesterday…the horror….

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  15. whiteladyinthehood

    as I shovel the damn snow…
    I normally like the changing of seasons, but I’m sick of this winter! You guys are expecting a foot of more snow? I can’t imagine. Stay warm, Friend! (we are getting predictions of an ice storm for this afternoon – it was 63 yesterday) Bring on spring!

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  16. Plot twist much! Didn’t see it coming :D. Great great great.

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  17. Bha ha ha ha. I was about to suggest that you need a vacation and then I remembered that you took one ….in the goddam snow. And there dwained the sympathy

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  18. Is that a Didgeridoo in his pocket . . cause if it is, well . . that’s SOME pocket. Anyways, the forecast isn’t feeling like spring just yet, so Al Roker would be wise to get into witness protection. Stat.

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  19. Send some snow my way – it’s hot as hell here in the tropics (maybe with a cyclone on the way).

    I’ve tried to play the didgeridoo but it’s not easy to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth at the same time ;)

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  20. Okay, you’re the second blogger in the last 2 weeks who’s used the word :didgeridoo in a post. That’s so random.
    The other one was You Monsters Are People. What is it with this bizarre instrument? Is there an epidemic of Aboriginal instruments on Ebay?

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  21. In a previous life you must have been Wordsworth himself. Dwarfed indeed…….

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  22. Where do you come up with this stuff? :-) You are too funny! I can’t relate on the snow. Germany usually has a lot of snow in the winter, but none this year where I live! And I’m not bragging….I’m shocked!

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  23. This winter has been one long snowstorm. Ugh. We are now heading into the coldest March in the history of evah, over here! Hope you manage…stay strong! Spring has to come out sometime!!!

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  24. LOL!! Superb! BraVvVvVvVvooooooWahWahWahWah This was so deliciously off the wall. My black beret’s off to you, Daddy-o You’re Maynard G Krebs award is in the mail.

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  25. You guys are really getting slammed this year, so I won’t make any jokes at your expense!

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  26. This was hilarious. On seeing the word “dingo,” I was reminded of John Cleese’s answer when he was asked what he thought was the funniest word. “Plummet.” It is funny, but not sure it can hold a candle to “dingo.”

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Ahem *best Ricky Ricardo voice* Babble-OOOoooo!!!

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