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Old 15.05.2007, 15:44   #1
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Karen Karslyan: Americanisms

You keep reminding me of the need to buckle up
Every single time you give me a ride

I know
You’re just trying to avoid problems with cops

But still

It’s comforting to hear you say it
As careless about oneself
As I am

You keep asking how I’m doing
Every time you see me

I know
What you give in response to my mumbling
Is just another perfunctory smile

But still

It’s comforting to see your beautiful smile
If not the whole world
Beauty saves my world

You keep telling me I shouldn’t curse so much

I know
You just hate to hear those words

But still
You help me think things are not as bad as I think

You keep asking me to roll you a cigarette
And the first time I asked if you minded
My licking the edge of the paper

You shook your head and said
It would boost your immune system

I know
Your concern about health is primary

But still
I’m happy you didn’t take me for another germ

You keep reminding me of the need to wear a rubber
Whenever you knock my door

I know
You’ve just chosen safe sex

But still

It’s comforting to realize
You’ve chosen me to have it with

You always say ‘thank you’
Following each of our copulations

Although it makes me feel I purchased a pound of sex
At a grocery store

But still
It’s comforting to hear you
Have a nice evening

You once said that I was a poet even if I’d never written a single poem

I know
You were just trying to comfort me during my writer’s block

But still

I suddenly realized
None of my poems had made me feel like a poet
Your words did
At least for a moment


Copyright Karen Karslyan

Source: http://armenian-poetry.blogspot.com/
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Old 16.05.2007, 07:12   #2
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Loneliness

I feel lonely
I wish I had people around me
Instead of a pile of poems about them



To My Dear Enemies

The Toltecs
Eighth-century native Mexicans
Went into Battle with wooden swords
So as not to kill their enemies


I Want

I want
You don't want
She doesn't want

I don't want
You want
She doesn't want

I don't want
You don't want
She wants

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Old 16.05.2007, 08:04   #3
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I Want

I want
You don't want
She doesn't want

I don't want
You want
She doesn't want

I don't want
You don't want
She wants
Я бы озаглавил это стихотворение "Разлад в шведской семье".

Не. ну если первый пост еще с трудом, но осилил (авангардно, но хотя бы читаемо), то это - вообще убило.

Это что, упражнение по комбинаторике?
Множество значений переменных {me, you, she}, где переменная 1, если want(s), 0 - иначе?

Чего же автор не привел все 2 в степени 3 варианта (итого - 8 строф)?


My poem is delirous
Your poem is delirous
Her poem is delirous

My poem is not delirous
Your poem is delirous
Her poem is delirous

My poem is delirous
Your poem is not delirous
Her poem is delirous

My poem is not delirous
Your poem is not delirous
Her poem is delirous

My poem is delirous
Your poem is delirous
Her poem is not delirous

My poem is not delirous
Your poem is delirous
Her poem is not delirous

My poem is delirous
Your poem is not delirous
Her poem is not delirous

My poem is not delirous
Your poem is not delirous
Her poem is not delirous

Вот если бы автор использовал больше местоимений и больше времен глаголов - стихи получились бы гораздо длиннее.
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Old 16.05.2007, 10:55   #4
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Old 16.05.2007, 11:27   #5
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Old 16.05.2007, 11:44   #6
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Я бы озаглавил это стихотворение "Разлад в шведской семье".


I want,
but both of you resist..
don't know what to do
shall I insist?
but this is not the way..
I feel my self in mist -
which makes me really priest
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