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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Talking To Grief - Hudson and Poetry


Hudson is turning out to be quite argumentative. He tells me he has little time for Creeley and even less for Olson.

"You're a pup," I tell him, "what do you know?"

"Levertov is where it is at." He lights up a cigar.

"Put the cigar out, Hudson."

"You don't believe me?" he asks. "Listen to this":

Talking to Grief

Ah, Grief, I should not treat you
like a homeless dog
who comes to the back door
for a crust, for a meatless bone.
I should trust you.
I should coax you
into the house and give you
your own corner,
a worn mat to lie on,
your own water dish.
You think I don't know you've been living
under my porch.
You long for your real place to be readied
before winter comes. You need
your name,
your collar and tag. You need
the right to warn off intruders,
to consider
my house your own
and me your person
and yourself
my own dog.

"Heck of a poem, Dead Beat, don't you think?"

"Woof, Hudson, Woof."

5 comments:

Del-ight said...

Hudson is becoming my favorite dog. I wonder if he likes Apollinaire...

Dead Beat said...

Hudson not only likes Apollinaire but on occasion claims to be his incarnation. Del-ight, as you know, he was a charlaton and a fraud, a thief of the Mona Lisa - Hudson wouldn't hurt a flea, he licks the Mona Lisa and complains about cheap paint.

Del-ight said...
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Del-ight said...

Appraising the genuineness of visual art by licking it is certainly an avant-gardist method. I think if Hudson was Hudsollinaire, he would finish his "Bestiaire" and write a poem about the dog.

biggest little dead beat said...

hudson needs to quit his awful habit. Those cigars are making my room smell worse than it did before. Also, a question for hudson. Has he written any poems about dogs? (dead beat, you can help him...)