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January 11, 2014


(For Blues People)

In the south, sleeping against
the drugstore, growling under
the trucks and stoves, stumbling
through and over the cluttered eyes
of early mysterious night. Frowning
drunk waving moving a hand or lash.
Dancing kneeling reaching out, letting
a hand rest in shadows. Squatting
to drink or pee. Stretching to climb
pulling themselves onto horses near
where there was sea (the old songs
lead you to believe). Riding out
from this town, to another, where
it is also black. Down a road
where people are asleep. Towards
the moon or the shadows of houses.
Towards the songs’ pretended sea.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 11, 2014 12:32 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Ok….so what is all of that supposed to mean??

No doubt, some will call it "poetry". Random thoughts by someone about something that only that someone can relate too.

Posted by: Jack at January 11, 2014 12:45 PM

As stupid as gangsta' rap, fit only for the pseudo-intellectual pretenders who feed on self-inflicted misery and hate.

Posted by: twolaneflash at January 11, 2014 1:02 PM

Dude was a con-man, pure and simple.

Now, like most of these guys, he'll be forgotten in a day. I mean, nobody really had paid any attention to him lately, had they?

Well deserved obscurity.

Posted by: Eric Blair at January 11, 2014 3:19 PM

He wasn't just any bad black-separatist Marxist poet; the former LeRoi Jones was the Poet Laureate of the State of New Jersey.

Posted by: Cris at January 11, 2014 7:28 PM

LeeRoiiiiiiiii Jones!

Posted by: Rich Fader at January 11, 2014 8:10 PM

Pablo Picasso convinced the enlightened art- community that cubism was art.

Maybe LeRoi was a brilliant poet.

Posted by: Rocky at January 11, 2014 8:32 PM

An anti-Semitic race baiting Marxist.
Sample his poem about 9/11,

" Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers To stay home that day
Why did Sharon stay away?

Who? Who? Who?"

I say, who cares?

Posted by: Tim P at January 11, 2014 9:12 PM

May his name be blotted out.

"The Race-Baiting Antisemite Amiri Baraka’s Death, and How the Obits Treat Him" By Ron Radosh On January 9, 2014

Posted by: Fat Man at January 11, 2014 9:29 PM

from The Point: Amiri Baraka was born Everett Leroy Jones in 1934 to a middle-class family in Newark, New Jersey. He later changed his name to LeRoi Jones while attending Howard University in the early 1950s, then adopted the name Amiri Baraka after his conversion to Islam in 1968. Jones launched his literary career with the 1961 publication of his Beat-influenced poetry collection, Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note.
The following year Jones wrote "American Sexual Reference: Black Male," an essay that states: "Most American white men are trained to be fags. For this reason it is no wonder their faces are weak and blank. … The average ofay [white person] thinks of the black man as potentially raping every white lady in sight. Which is true, in the sense that the black man should want to rob the white man of everything he has. But for most whites the guilt of the robbery is the guilt of rape. That is, they know in their deepest hearts that they should be robbed, and the white woman understands that only in the rape sequence is she likely to get cleanly, viciously popped."

Posted by: grace at January 12, 2014 5:50 PM

May he rot in Hell with Osama, Zarqawi, Awlaqi, and all the rest of their race-baiting, Islamo-fascist brethren. Good riddance to bad garbage.

Posted by: waltj at January 12, 2014 8:59 PM

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