Friday, September 11, 2015

The Blood of a Poet ~~ another Flash 55 poem today

Poet's Blood
Turned my computer on
to post poem of the day
P o r n  instead on my screen
Quickly turned it off, blank
Eight jumped on my table
Lead actor said to me
Get with us, on your screen
Keyhole peep, join more fun
Shoot your foot, suck your blood
Kill young boys, snowball fight                   
Poker we play, steal cards
from dead boys.  Aces they 'd
held, quickly won our death
Blood soaked, drawn and quartered
Rescuer Barbette failed
Poem Copyright 2015, Ó Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Header picture from Wikipedia, (link)
 -- Today I am linked with Mama Zen in answer to her Words Matter challenge to write an avant-garde poem based upon my inspiration from producer, Jean Cocteau's 1932 French film, Blood of a Poet. (Wikipedia link
 -- We were to write using 80 or less words.  Including my title, I used exactly 80 words.
 -- Barbette was an actor, a female impersonator, used by Cocteau in his portrayal of the game of cards.  At first Barbette was not in this scene which had ended in a suicide.  Made to remove the suicide, Cocteau  used Barbette and some extras instead of his original cast which had included the funding angel in the game/suicide scene.

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At Friday, September 11, 2015 8:22:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

This is a great foray into the absurd and surrealistic dealings of the prompt. Great inclusion of the suicide backstory too...

At Friday, September 11, 2015 9:33:00 AM, Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Absurdist, dark, Elmore Leonard, Cormac M, Texas tough imagery, greeted by porn bitches
& fey boys when undiscovered landscape of verse were sought; but porn & poem kind of sound the same, so rave on with the dark side of the pen. I like the lines /poker we play, stealing cards/from dead boys/.

At Friday, September 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM, Blogger Maude Lynn said...

Ah, you delved into the second part of the film (the snowball fight, etc.)! Nice job, Jim.

At Friday, September 11, 2015 11:23:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

You have channeled the message of the movie very well in this poem, Jim. Excellent use of stark imagery.

At Friday, September 11, 2015 5:05:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

very surreal, not even sure i quite get it

much love...

At Saturday, September 12, 2015 4:36:00 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

Rather unsettling I'd say.

At Sunday, September 13, 2015 12:31:00 AM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

You definitely captured the obscure/surreal feeling of the video.


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