Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bon Appetit

"Marlon Brando loves dark women, because he can't see them." --Jane, mental patient

"Children are the only ones who blush." --Lou Reed

The poissonier said to Marcel Proust,
"It isn't always about you.
I've got my own fish to fry."

Nemesis said to Narcissus,
"Get over yourself.
Eat those feewings, and stay out of the water.

Mott the Hoople met a frog and a local beauty for lunch,
and Pharaoh Menes came all the way from Memphis.
The menu was all-natural,
but none of them much liked being told to eat shit.
_______

70 words exactly (excepting the quotes at the top) for Words Count.



21 comments:

Mama Zen said...

"and stay out of the water." Outstanding.

Kenn Merchant said...

Know how many times I've told someone to get over themselves. There are a lot of people who think they are better than everyone else. Really annoys me when I meet people like this.

Katy Magee said...

That was really fun! Love when poets make me think :)

Lolamouse said...

Ha! Love the humor and intellect in this one!

Hannah said...

Opening stanza...true that!!

Sioux said...

The first Mott the Hoople song I was unfamiliar with...The second one I knew well (didn't remember that was the title) and made me go zooming back four (yikes!) decades.

Kerry O'Connor said...

A very clever response to the hunger theme.

hedgewitch said...

Clever and full of sly references.

Anjum Wasim Dar said...

true

... said...

I can't imagine a better way to open a poem than by quoting a mental patient. Nor can I imagine a better way to close a poem than you have here.

Margaret said...

So tried to listen to the music - maybe he should have stuck to writing lyrics and not singing them? (sorry)…

Sometimes mental patients can be spot on… I really do like opening poems with quotes.

… and Narcissus - do people like this ever take advice?

Margaret said...

I'm sure those sly references went over my head … I'm just not educated enough ;P

Björn Rudberg said...

I can just say that an all natural menu got a new taste for me :-) need to tune in to some new (old) music I think

Susan said...

Maybe Narcissus is blushing along with the children? My own fish! hahaha. Clever and cool. I didn't get the last stanza, sorry.

Gillena Cox said...

like the sound of it, but i had to read and re read then reread again

This is quite interesting and left me still thinking about meanings and metaphors

much love...

Other Mary said...

Lol, "Get over yourself" :o)

Ella said...

I feel a rebel yell coming on-lol!

I love this and you mentioned Marcel-one of my fav!

Bravo, FB

Marian said...

yep, sly as heck. :)

C.C. said...

This is so incredibly clever, especially "and stay out of the water"--brilliant :-)

Susie Clevenger said...

Poetry as only you can write. So love the Mott the Hoople one.

my heart's love songs said...

everything sounds better in French, even shit... "merde" see!