Chicano Poet

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Flipping ‘Em The State Bird Of Texas

Just because Our Lady of Guadalupe
appeared to Edgar Allan Poe in Taft, Texas,
that don’t makes him welcome.

Walt Whitman tried to ride a bucking bronc.
At his age. And what was he thinking
trying to grow a ZZ Top beard?

Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote the first
poem about female masturbation.
We don’t lao that kinda smut in Texas, dearie.

Kenneth Rexroth tried to import
Japanese poetry across our borders.
We don’t cotton to haiku scaring our purple cows.

And that wimpy e. e. cummings aimed to
steal the music of our mockingbirds,
but the tinhorn was booted with proper punctuation.

3 Comments:

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Poet Hound said...

I really like your idea of relating poets to Texas. Very Texan of you! (As a misplaced Texan, I think it's brilliant!)

 
At 12:20 AM, Blogger RC said...

Thanks,Poet Hound.

 
At 4:31 AM, Blogger Ivan Donn Carswell said...

Damn, Reyes, I apologise, I've been too busy being busy while you've been creating the mayhem I should have danced off of the rhythm... Cool, to say the very muted least.

 

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