Friday, December 09, 2005

Pinter lecture

Just read Harold Pinter's Nobel lecture here - wow! Sums up all the things I've always wondered about and hadn't strung together. When there's a writer saying this stuff so powerfully I can't help wondering why we are still living through this absurd relationship. Makes me want to man a barricade somewhere - or at least lie down in the road, as I did in a past incarnation.
Maybe protest has grown up - or maybe it takes all kinds. Always.

2 comments:

  1. Jimmy8:58 PM

    I wrote this today

    'Gila monsters aint what they used to be'
    The third time I've heard that today
    it's gettin' like a broken record
    I swear if someone else ...
    I'll give them a mouthful
    I knew that ages ago
    pointless now to have kept it to myself
    The truth will out they say
    but they don't say
    The truth will be out and open
    to prejudicial interpretation
    The truth will out they say
    but they don't say
    One man's truth can be
    another man's desolation
    One man's truth can be
    another man's bombed wedding
    One man's truth can be
    another man's dead baby
    The truth will out they say
    but they don't say
    The truth can be a lie
    and the right can be wrong
    and the evil that actually believes it is truth
    kills children for a tank of gas

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this on my blog. It has a fantastic raw energy and truth. You have some great half-rhymes (interpretation/desolation) which add to the drive of it. Tell me: what is your accent? How should I hear it? (There's an audio file attached to my poem "Neolithic" elsewhere on this, if you want to hear mine!)

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