Chicano Poet

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Texas Two-Step

Hart Crane built that bridge in Minnesota,
the one that fell into the Mississippi.
We don’t let him build bridges in Texas.

T. S. Eliot was an air-raid warden
during World War Two,
but he sure did a lousy job on 911.Texas disowned him!

We frown upon the Beatniks,
that’s why Ginsberg only grazes in Oklahoma.
Texas has low standards, but none that low.

Carl Sandburg bragged about
his city of the big shoulders, hog butcher.
City slickers ain’t allowed in these here parts.

Emily Dickinson, skinny-assed poetess,
too darn lyrical for Texas taste, indoor-type.
We like our cowgirls with plenty of landscape.

4 Comments:

At 9:59 PM, Blogger brian salchert said...

Reyes,

I've had a link to this blog for a
month or so. I like your tenacity
and your willingness to use the
same form over and over for such a
wide variety of topics. Reminds me
of 1976, when I was trying to write
a sonnet each day. At 66, I am an
oldish goat.
-
I think Billy Collins ought to
award you a humor prize for this
poem and the other one I made a
comment beneath.
-
I resided in Austin in late 1981
(if I remember correctly) and
early 1982. Was working for
Ramada Inns at the time.
-
You don't need to answer this:
What is your opinion of U S
Congressman Ron Paul?
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My primary blog is at
AOL Journals.

 
At 12:18 AM, Blogger RC said...

I lived in Austin in 1981,too. As far as my series of poems on certain subjects, my philosophy is to beat a dead horse until it gets up.Don't know much about Ron Paul except what I've read at Chris Pirillo's blog.He's the founder of Lockergnome,a computer tech site.

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger brian salchert said...

Thank you.

 
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