Posts Tagged ‘Nonsense Poems’

Jerome and the Devil

In Poems on December 16, 2010 at 10:07 pm

M. Standfast, New York

In a glade near his home
Lurked a boy called Jerome
When he met with the sight of the devil
Who asked for his soul
In a tupperware bowl
With a voice smug, and typically level

Though of manner quite mild
The cunning wee child
Prepared a surprise for the devil
Who felt thoroughly deceived
As the soul he received
Belonged to the neighbor’s boy, Nevil

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Search Terms II

In Meta, Poems on December 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm

M. Standfast, Kyoto

Editors Note: This is the second list of search terms that have led readers to the site.  Glad to see such commonly googled terms such as “cartoon its only til the mail server is back up” continue to drive traffic here at Sympathies.

+”my dinner with andre” +”andre gregory”
“beehive” “my dinner with andre”
follow up to my dinner with andre
neuronal net

neuron flashing
detailed neuron
neuron draw
fly giant neuronn

i can always live in my plays, but i can’t live in my life.
i could always live in my art but never in my life
walter benjamin hashish in marseilles
hashish in marseilles walter benjamin

post modern classicism
post structuralism architecture
structuralism architecture
classicism cartoon

cartoon its only til the mail server is back up
cartoons of structuralism
puritan cartoon
cartoon of an anonymous letter

erving goffman backstage
interaction ritual erving goffman+summary
tearoom trade
erving golffman, public bathrooms

phrophet saul
conversion of paul
paul the apostle
paul the apostle cartoon

forget me not-oldest poems
“man’s self-production is always, and of necessity, a social enterprise”
modern stairs
emerging from an egg

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The Taxi Driver

In Poems, Ranting on September 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm

7088851M. Standfast, Kyoto

the taxi driver had no teeth
and did not know his way
soon enough I began to seethe
but knew not what to say

the taxi driver circled the block
and circled round again
I did not know just where we were
but recognized where we’d been

the hapless, toothless taxi driver
took another right
a fear rose up in my chest
this could go on all night

the taxi driver holds his rider
in a kind of cell
when your driver loses the plot
the ride becomes pure hell.

Search Terms Leading to Sympathies

In Free Floating on July 1, 2009 at 11:48 pm

M. Standfast, Kyoto.

Editor’s Note: The following post is a list of rearranged search terms that have led readers to the site. Many of these are self-explanatory; a few are sightly more out of orbit. Apparently, these are our major concerns.

classical sympathies
classical sympathies word
classical sympathies blog
“write for sympathies”

post-modern classicism
jm coetzee panel
michelle-irene brudny
jonathan dee cheever

“jonathan dee”
zadie smith new york review of books
david foster wallace kafka
judith butler

erving goffman
erwin goffman
goffman stigma

tim chanecka
andrew chanecka
i”ll so offend to make offense a skill,
“the snakehead”

“let’s lawn it”
ronald reagan’s necktie bar signed
6th street dance studio miami

berger & luckmann
luckmann identity
berger and luckmann social construction
berger and luckman identity social fact

carver fires
raymond carver fires explain
raymond carver little things analysis es
writing poetry

ideas for serious poems
i know you all and will awhile uphold th
zizek mash altman conformist
not wiser than a daw

prince hal”s dirge meaning
prince hal sympathetic falstaff
prince hal throw off
loudon wainwright -mp3 -tickets -ebay

poli sci
the first fountain pen

classical sympathies matthew
“matthew thomas” kyoto
“matthew thomas” homosexual

kind of necktie
construct a spiral