... tonight's pleasantry is from my homeboy Mr. Service.... one of the reasons I started this blog to begin with, he is...and I have been sorely negligent over the past few months in not visiting with him often enough... he's plain and he has a sense of humor... I'm down with that... as usual, feel free to read it out loud... you'll enjoy it more if you do... I promise...

... from Songs of a Sun Lover.. published in 1949...

Inspiration, by R. W. Service....

How often have I started out
With no thought in my noodle,
And wandered here and there about,
Where fancy bade me toodle;
Till feeling faunlike in my glee
I've voiced some gay distiches,
Returning joyfully to tea,
A poem in my britches.

A-squatting on a thymy slope
With vast of sky about me,
I've scribbled on an envelope
The rhymes the hills would shout me;
The couplets that the trees would call,
The lays the breezes proffered . . .
Oh no, I didn't think at all -
I took what Nature offered.

For that's the way you ought to write -
Without a trace of trouble;
Be super-charged with high delight
And let the words out-bubble;
Be voice of vale and wood and stream
Without design or proem:
Then rouse from out a golden dream
To find you've made a poem.

So I'll go forth with mind a blank,
And sea and sky will spell me;
And lolling on a thymy bank
I'll take down what they tell me;
As Mother Nature speaks to me
Her words I'll gaily docket,
So I'll come singing home to tea
A poem in my pocket.

... nice, no?.... hey, I like it.... but the problem is, there seems to be a shortage of thymy slopes around these parts...

by Eric on April 26, 2006 | Bullshit (4) | TrackBack (0) | R W Service
Bullshit So Far

this poem deescribes to perfeckshun how the best ritin happens.

Bullshitted by buddy don on April 26, 2006 06:46 PM

... I could not agree more, Hillbilly....

Bullshitted by Eric on April 26, 2006 06:57 PM

I expect that we will be treated, in Austin, to a few Service-able recitations.

Bullshitted by Elisson on April 26, 2006 07:09 PM

.. I hadn't thought of that... but I'll start brushing up...

Bullshitted by Eric on April 26, 2006 07:11 PM