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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

He's Too Fast For Me

Here's what Medusa had to say about the Marathon this morning:

Well, no, I couldn't [pat Crawdad on the rump]—as usual, he was too fast for me... I attended the last four hours of the Marathon; the most interesting part to me was how many of our different poetry communities in this area were represented over the 73 hours, communities that normally would not appear together on the same bill. Here's hoping this isn't the last such event, whether it be a marathon or some other occasion. Thanks to BL Kennedy, frank andrick, Java City, and all the other tireless (sleepy) people who made this event possible!

And thanks, Tim, for the pictures and the narrative. It's great to have somebody chronicling all these events for SPC!

1 comment:

mike gullickson said...

HI ! THIS IS MIKE (AS IN THE GUY FROM TEXAS.)I HAVE A POEM TO POST.

AT THE SACRAMENTO POETRY MARATHON

WHAT IF
THE POEMS READ HERE MADE A DIFFERENCE?
WHAT IF
THE WEIGHT OF THE WORDS
TORE A RIFT IN THE CANVAS
OF THE SKY
AND THE STARS FELL DOWN ON US?
WHAT IF
POEMS ABOUT THE THREE STOOGES
ABOUT LIFE IN KANSAS
ABOUT PICCASO, RIMBAUD AND BAUDELAIRE
LED US TO THEM?

WHAT IF
POEMS ABOUT LOST LOVES,
LOVES YET TO BE FOUND,
FICKLENESS AND FAITHFULNESS
POEMS OF SUCH BEAUTY
THEY WILL LIVE IN YOU FOREVER
PROMISE ME
YOU'LL FIND OUT
IF THEY MAKE A CHANGE
IN THE LANDSCAPE OF YOUR HEART.
WAHT IF
THE OAKS THAT LISTENED
JOINED IN, AT LAST
MORE THAN A CENTURY
OF OBSERVATION
GAVE THEM A LOT TO SAY.
WHAT IF
WE LISTENED
AND APPLIED IT TO OUR LIVES?
WHAT IF
THE DRUIDS CAME
TO CHANT WITH US
SAY PRAYERS WITH US
DANCED THE ANCIENT DANCES
UNTIL THE SUN ROSE?
WHAT IF
THE ANTI-WAR POEMS WORKED
GUNS WENT LIMP
ROCKETS WOULDN'T LAUNCH
ARROWS AND SPEARS
NEVER REACHED THEIR TARGETS
WHAT KIND OF WORLD
WOULD WE HAVE THEN?
WHAT IF
THIS MARATHON-
THIS MOMENT IN TIME-
THIS CHAIN OF EVENTS
WASOTHING MORE THAN A PRELUDE
TO A REBIRTH OF HUMANITY
A REBIRTH OF UNDERSTANDING
THERE IS ONLY LOVE
THAT KEEPS US ALIVE?
WHAT IF
THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
AND YOU WERE HERE?


MIKE GULLICKSON 07/30/2006