Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ee cummings on Abe Vigoda

it is funny, you will be dead some day.
By you the mouth hair eyes,and i mean
the unique and nervously obscene

need;it’s funny.  They will all be dead

knead of lustfulhunched deeplytoplay
lips and stare the gross fuzzy-pash
—dead—and the dark gold delicately smash….
grass,and the stars,of my shoulder in stead.

It is a funny,thing.  And you will be

and i and all the days and nights that matter
knocked by sun moon jabbed jerked with ecstasy
….tremble (not knowing how much better

than me will you like the rain’s face and

the rich improbable hands of the Wind)


Rabel said...

Trooper Lives!

Third Coast said...

Good to see ya back Troop.

Methadras said...

It's alive!!! It's alive!!! IT'S ALIVE!!! Uh, no, Abe's dead. Really dead this time. He looked dead when he was alive.

virgil xenophon said...

Question, sportsfans: Where did Abe look deader? Barney Miller or The Godfather?

Methadras said...

Barney Miller for sure.

ricpic said...

What did Abe project? That life is a chore. He represented multitudes. Now he's completed his chore.

deborah said...

He'll always be Fish to me.

MamaM said...

Ninety four is a ripe old age.

He's inexorably linked to ol' e.e. in my mind, as Vigoda's visage was frequently used by Trooper York to extend the life of that poet's body of work.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." - e. e. cummings