Unquiet Desperation
June 20, 2021, 05:49:25 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Sorry, you must be logged in to use the shoutbox!
News: Post in our Creative Philosophy board... if you can.
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Poem from issue 20. It Wasn't Supposed To Come Down Hard... by James Nemeth  (Read 4076 times)
carter
Gladiator
Cicero
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 279



« on: January 29, 2008, 11:25:42 AM »

For some reason I always turn to the centre pages when I get UD. Kind of a habit.

Glad I did this time. This poem is amazing.

The sense of place and movement within a city that's alive. The sense of alienation and connectedness both at the same time. The sense of lost chances, and how we regret them. This part:

'while sitting on the brick stair steps,
I scanned the sky,
and asked my others
of the universes beyond,
why it is that I should feel,
ashamed of myself'

Wow. I've been there so many times, and in the context of the poem it means even more.

This is one I'll be rereading.

Carter.
Logged

Carter 4 Maxxie Oliver
moneycash
Michel de Montaigne
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 211


Rock the Biz


« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 05:17:06 PM »

tell it, carter.  this is one of the best poems in the issue, i think.  that whole shocking moment when you realize, fuck, i've been going about this whole thing all wrong...

the whole 'men of knowledge' theme is really familiar, but i can't recall where i know it from.  anyone have any guesses?
Logged

/\-..~..$..~..-/\
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.16 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!