in the vein of celebrating one of the greatest hip hop acchivements of the year i've taken to trying out a lyrical, hippish "Howl"-esque poem. earlier in the month, saul williams, def jam poet and close friend of trent reznor released his album "The Inevitible Rise and Fall of Niggy Tardust," and, it's fucking amazing. his cover of sunday bloody sunday in praticular.
regardless, in the vein of his poetry, and Howl, and other influences, i've attempted the same kind of thing. so hear:
While it started snowing early in December I started thinking,
About the blankets covering the streets turned black rock into white dust.
The tears of our fathers slowly float down, with resolve;
Has nowhere to go,
I sit behind window panes, rubbed by yellow fog,
Licking its tongue around the corners of the evening
And I wait while the lions roar in my mind.
This is a petition:
So listen, everyone, everywhere:
LAWYERS, POLITICIANS, ACCOUNTANTS, REFRIGITOR SALESMEN, CABLE GUYS, LAWN GUYS AND BURGER FRYS, REPUBLICANS, LIBERALS, ARTISTS, SCIENTISTS, DRUG ADDICTS AND RELIGIOUS FANATICS, PILOTS, ATHLETS, GAS STATION ATTENDENTS, ACTORS, TEACHERS AND PREACHERS, CAR SALESMEN, PROFESSORS, COPS AND ROBBERS, STOCK BOYS, BAGGERS AND RUNWAY FLAGGERS, ANCHORMEN, PHOTOGRAPHERS, LUNCH LADIES, SOLDIERS, LIBRIARIANS AND LIBRETERIANS, BABY SITTERS, DISH WASHERS, SECURITY GUARDS, HAIR SPECIALISTS, JUDGES, CARE TAKERS AND BAKERS, CARD SHARKS, DESIGNERS, STUDENTS, CHILDREN, PARENTS, WOMEN AND MEN, MUSICIANS, PAINTERS, WRITERS, POETS, HISTORIANS, DREAMS, LOVERS, LAUGHERS; EVERYONE BETWEEN
(which is assumed to be the glorious heavens)
(which is assumed to be the furious hells)
Everyone a human being can connect with, listen: