Monday, January 30, 2012

Mahendra Singh on The The!

There's a new Poetry Comics installment up on The The, featuring Mahendra Singh!

The Stag Upon the Vine
(V; 15)
A hunted Stag concealed in vines,
in this verdant tropic havoc
grown riotous thick by fecund luck
till hounds and men lose heart, resigns
the chase and he’s free again
to devour the vine, all decency defy
till they hear him, hounds and men
they return and set on him to die
a just punishment, he now knows too late
forget me, he cries, yet remember my fate
then falls and the pack falls upon him
stoic he dies while huntsmen join in
forsake gratitude for greed, the egotist’s whim:
betray thy saviour and revel in thy sin
Le Cerf et la Vigne
(V; 15)
Un cerf, à la faveur d’une vigne fort haute,
Et telle qu’on en voit en de certains climats,
S’étant mis à couvert et sauvé du trépas,
Les veneurs, pour ce coup, croyaient leurs chiens en faute;
Ils les rappellent donc. Le cerf, hors de danger,
Broute sa bienfaitrice : ingratitude extrême !
On l’entend, on retourne, on le fait déloger :
Il vient mourir en ce lieu même.
« J’ai mérité, dit-il, ce juste châtiment :
Profitez-en, ingrats. » Il tombe en ce moment.
La meute en fait curée : il lui fut inutile
De pleurer aux veneurs à sa mort arrivés.
Vraie image de ceux qui profanent l’asile
Qui les a conservés.

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Poem on InDigest

My poem “You Were Lost in the Delta Quadrant” is up on the InDigest podcast! Last year I also made this tiny video of part of this poem. Which I shall place here:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Music Video

I made this song with Ben Pease and Guy Pettit. And then tried to make a music video to go with it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Guess What?

I think I'm going to be using this blog again until the new one gets renovated.

Thoughts on A Little Called Pauline

I wanted to take a little extra time to talk about A Little Called Pauline, since its pub date was literally the week of lockdown. It would ...