Monday, August 14, 2006

Tale of the Rake (or Ode to an Asshole)

Monsieur Montreal
was vacuum sealed tight
inside his dadaist

he lost his lucidity
once he passed fifty
the effects of gravity

his lust for control
and pretty young prose
created only

crossing parallel lines
in the name of aesthetics
eyes wide shut but for unconscious

ah, the vanity of old men
who worship the pen
and grope in the dark for their

is mathematically defined
by Pythagorean minds
as non-linear, impotent and

pour poor Monsieur Clifford Duffy


Blogger Plus Ultra said...

Hey, I am past sixty.....!!!But nevertheless I enjoyed this

8/14/2006 6:20 PM  
Blogger Yasmin Waring said...

Hello Dr. Ng! With all due respect, this was not a general complaint. I had a very specific target in mind. Though I really think it is funny, if just a little mean-spirited.

Nonetheless, I am glad you liked it!

8/14/2006 7:09 PM  
Blogger ozymandiaz said...

Friggin awesome poem. I mean it, friggin awesome. I've got a ways to go before I'm 50 but I love groping in the dark for my muse...
But than again, I've never been very linear...

8/15/2006 9:20 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Those things can certainly create "impediments". Looks like a KO to me!! You do stretch the limitations of one's basic math skills. Great poem!!

8/15/2006 10:28 AM  
Blogger Yasmin Waring said...

Thanks Ozy and Pat. So glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to write!

8/15/2006 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah finally a scientifically consistent person who believes in rhythm! I shall be back for a detailed read, this looks lovely.

8/16/2006 10:01 AM  
Blogger Yasmin Waring said...

Cherie: thank you for visiting. i look forward to your return and will be a frequent visitor to your site as do know how to wiggle your words!

8/16/2006 11:36 AM  
Blogger Alicia M B Ballard StudioGaleria said...

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8/17/2006 1:08 PM  
Blogger Alicia M B Ballard StudioGaleria said...

I think I might know him myself....hmm?

Linkend over from Plus Ultra - enjoyed it!

joy to you

8/17/2006 1:11 PM  
Blogger Yasmin Waring said...

Oh yes. I'm sure. They abound.

Glad you stopped by. Thanks for your comment.

8/17/2006 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/18/2006 12:51 AM  
Blogger Yasmin Waring said...

Jon: Thank you so much. Glad you liked it. Did you ever look into the DOT AND THE LINE?

8/18/2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger floots said...

loved this for its structure and acerbic humour
(but being over fifty i am now going to lie down and cry) :)

8/22/2006 12:55 AM  
Blogger Yasmin Waring said...

Oh Mister Floots please don't feel bad. I LOVE older men. However, when they abuse their authority (just like the younger ones are apt to do much too much), well, then her fangs come out!

8/22/2006 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this! I'm an artsy scientist, so this struck home w/ it's wry humor.

8/30/2006 9:58 PM  
Blogger Yasmin Waring said...

m00n: i'm delighted you like this. yes, i really like these poems and am working on a book of them.

9/02/2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger Kaz Maslanka said...

Signorina Rappaccini,
I have never seen science expressed with such feminine aroma. Roll over Sir Isaac and tell Voltaire the news.


9/07/2006 12:49 AM  

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