Friday, July 17, 2009

Absolutely Awesome

What a poem can't do:

3 comments:

Steven Fama said...

Nothing against Hynde or her traveling crew, who still make it, and make it well,

but I do think a poem can do, can do this energy, and approach too even on the music and rhythm. As a reader of poems, I hereby request that you and others give it a try.

Admittedly, it is hard for a poem to be as repetitive as a song like this, with repetitive here not being a perjorative concept, integral as it is to rock, punk, power chording, and tunes in general.

A qualification: if you are talking about the LOUD sonic wow-woosh of amplified electric music, then you I agree completely that a poem can't do it.

Lemon Hound said...

Hi Steven,
No, not talking the loud sonic swoosh. And not talking Bob Dylan or John Lennon, more the sense of the ragged rhythm here and, I guess a little of the swagger.

How does that translate?

Steven Fama said...

Got ya!

Ragged rhythm, with swagger!

I think you could, with words. Or have a blast trying!