World Famous & Legendary 2, Or, It’s All About Illusions

World Famous & Legendary 2,  Or, It’s All About Illusions🌈

Seen through the eyes

Of 80 flowing years

That do not recognize

One name, the claim: 

‘World famous ‘, ‘Legendary”;

Words that play

Around with fame.

 

I read today, “He played with Zappa.”

Should I clap? 

Where on the map is Zappa? 

Pap: It’s pap to me,

This ‘famous/legendary’ crap

I’m reading daily.

 

How long is a piece of string?

How long is eternal fame?

Both abstractions; guess, dream, trap.

A Zappa of whom descendant’s offspring

Will not have a clue,

Fame and legend being

The illusion.

World Famous & Legendary 2 6.6.2015/revised 10. 27.2018 Circling Round Reality; Arlene Nover Corwin

 

 

World Famous & Legendary

World Famous & Legendary

 

Seen through

The eyes

Of 80 years

That do not recognize

One name.

The claim: ‘World famous ‘, ‘Legendary”;

Words that play around with fame.

 

I read today, “He played with Zappa.”

Should I clap? Where on the map

Is Zappa? Pap,

It’s pap to me,

This ‘famous/legendary’ crap

I’m reading daily.

 

How long is a piece of string?

How long is eternal fame?

Both abstractions; guess, dream, trap.

A Zappa of whom

Our descendant’s offspring

Will not have a clue,

Fame and legend being

The illusion.

 

World Famous & Legendary 6.6.2015

Circling Round Reality;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

Nelson In The Slow Lane 2013

Nelson In The Slow Lane

 

Millennium it was, and

Nelson had a hold on life,

A full full-Nelson.

Nelson was a winner: sharp,

Informed and muscled,

Jobs, assignments: then full stop!

That was two thousand:

Full of promise – lord knows why.

Did we expect utopia?

Nelson got a poem about him.

Lucky guy!

Successful, active, always busy,

Just a little arrogant.

 

Twenty thirteen as of now

Fate has brought him down:

Body, money, mind; he’s drowning,

As J. Alfred Prufrock drowned,

 

Hard to classify,

Not bathos, pathos, tragedy;

Hard to box it in

With not an adjective at hand –

No noun.

All I know is Nelson’s in the slow lane

Now.

 

Nelson In The Slow Lane 4.16.2013 (see My Friend Nelson In The Fast Lane 10.11.2000)

Special People, Special Occasions; Small Stories Book;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

Everything An Advertising Space 2012

      Everything An Advertising Space

 

Everything an advertising space;

And in that space another place

For advertising.  (Have you noticed?)

Every television ad a lure/trap/bait

For companies a-waiting.  Every   

Place no-chance for peace;

And in that scarcity,

An open door to enmity

And argument, ill will and malice:

Open door to chaos. 

 

Not to say

It’s unavailable.  (peace, that is).

No.  Inside the mind, inside the brain

And there to train is shutting off, shutting out,

Thinking, reasoning your way out of the shouting

Advertisements: trailers, billboards, posters all;

Flyers, hoardings, and commercials:

All included.

All the screaming unredeemed

Converted. 

 

Find a way.

 

Everything An Advertising Space 10.5.2012

Our Times, Our Culture II; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

Ignoring Mortality 2012

Ignoring Mortality

 

Wrestling with fame,

This

Generation;

All of us,

This

Generation,

Wrestling with,

And if we’re lucky

Finding its

Illusion

And the rest of them –

Illusions, that is,

Quashed, the vision clearer,

Focusing and puzzling over

Ends,

An end,

The end.

 

Ignoring Mortality 6.27.2012

Birth, Death & In Between II;

Arlene Corwin

Passing Thoughts On Those Who Borrow 2008

          Passing Thoughts On Those Who Borrow

Are you capable of thinking through

The chinks?

You borrow though you know

There will be problems paying back –

[The crowing cock of downfall.]

Want: I want creating want

As in: need dire; destitution,

Shortage; wish turned into suffering

For needs imagined.

Wanton lacks:

Unknowledge in the highest.

Thinking through from link to link

Instead of lunging, lurching,

Lured by promises of pleasured gains

That lurk inside a luscious glow, a lurid glow.

The lustrous is a cost – and loss

The ultimate.

© Passing Thoughts On Those Who Borrow 7.25.2008

Definitely Didactic; Our Times, Our Culture;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

 

It’s Good To Remember 2008

          It’s Good To Remember

This moment is past.

This

moment, and this, andthis…and this…A documentary that you witness:

Pornography; children,

Two year old – penis

In its mouth.

And you loathe.

Another documentary.

Polar bear afloat in waters

With no land to swim to,

Not a creature to the rescue.

Yet you know,

(And you should think)

While insides sink

And cramp, that

All those moments filmed, have passed,

And everything that moment, altered.

This

one, this and this and this…There being no last sun, just changes

In the ranges of the moment.

Do not suffer.

© It’s Good To Remember 11.1.2008

Nature Of & In Reality; Our Times, Our Culture; Time;

Arlene Corwin

 

Everything In Everything Once Again 2008

              Everything In Everything Once Again

Don’t let go the thought;

The shop-

ping list, address,

The question

That you want to google;

Don’t let go the thought –

The bubbling,

Fleeting, sub-

terranean

Ideas

Of gauze

Because

There’s all in all

In everything;

Not more nor less;

A symbol,

A reality.

And even this

Will fly

If I

Don’t catch it.

© Everything In \Everything Once Again 4.4.2008

To The Child Mystic; The Processes:Creative,Thinking, Meditative;

Arlene Corwin

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