Friday, April 11, 2014

Ladies Night at the Bauhaus

Ladies Night at the Bauhaus

The  forms of  these women  tend to
fail  the  function test but the
aesth-
etics  and  hedonists  never 
did  sit
together  in school I let Ezra
pound
modernism  into  my  brain  until 
I
questioned everything I learned on

Sunday Kandinsky waxed  theosop-
hical
while feverishly waving  a pro-
tractor
and paintbrush  in the air of
post-war
Germany’s zeitgeist ornam-
entation gave way to the  functional
man  will 
occasionally  impractically
fall for the aesthetic form of a woman
with no
regard for the school to which
she belongs.

SMG

31 comments:

Eric Alder said...

Cleverly constructed. Sometimes forms happen, function be damned.


WORD VERIFCATION: menti
DEFINITION: a brand of brain-flavored mints for zomobies

hedgewitch said...

No accounting for taste; frankly I've found that men are pretty much interested in the one thing being functional--the rest, not always so much...A clever and meticulous little run on sentence of a poem--and it has Kandisky, and protractors and zeitgeist and a very nice word play on Pound.Lots of raisins in the cookie. Liked it much.

Steven Marty Grant said...

Thanks JAJ, I feel better knowing that someone understood my whacky brain

Beachanny said...

I've traveled this road and I know the turns myself, so alluring this modernism both in curve and blocked by straight lines, Yet I suspect, like me, you've found there is no map to truth, and no chart to our own voice. Well written. Gay @beachanny

Monkey Man said...

A testosterone based rant that makes me want to pound my chest, club a woman over the head and drag her back to my cave. Okay, not really, but I like its eclectic form.

Pete Marshall said...

great read and great use of words...bauhaus got me..one of my favourite all time bands from my goth era...but thats another story...JAJ is riding high on the comment here...clever my friend..pete

Brian Miller said...

this is hot...would love to hear it at the open mic...agree with hedge on great mix...keep spinning...

gautami tripathy said...

I quite like the way it has been written. I like anything that does not follow norm..

Here is my one shot:
musical whirlwind

betweenhearts75 said...

Truly fascinating and definitely agree with Gay. So many twists and turns like life. Such an interesting well written piece! ~April

wkkortas said...

Wry and then some; Joyce meets the Algonquin Round Table

Glynn said...

So many cool allusions. Nice one, sit.

signed...bkm said...

Brillant the ending - the woman nil's all training or cause ...bkm

repressedsoul said...

Really enjoyed the read as always! I agree with hedgwitches comments, but possibly been looking in all the wrong places!

Good deep and strudtured write!

Steve Isaak said...

Fun, sly piece.

Claudia said...

ha - nice to find some german bauhaus on your blog - and yeah - think joy ann was spot on..tight write steven

m_blanc_ said...

a genius stroke of quiet brilliance.

simply the best write I have read in ages..

Beachanny said...

Oh I'm glad to see this poem again!!
It speaks to the whole business, ha! I hadn't seen your link when I commented on the last poem. Kudos!!

Brian Miller said...

i like how the thoughts kinda just blend together in this one leading to another ...some clever word play in it as well...was nice to revisit this one...

Marbles in My Pocket said...

You got that right! Kind of like the old story about someone looking realy good until they open their mouth and speak.
I was impressed how this read so well, with the lines run together as they are. A work of art, I'd have to say, being able to make that happen. Nice!

Susan said...

Brilliant--and I am avoiding the sexual politics here in using woman as symbol yet again--it works--Totally love imagining Kandinsky making choices with the tools of the trade and the genres beckoning. A wonderful sentence on Modernism, and also sideswiping at theosophy and fascism and Pound-ing of any kind. Clever. Wish I had thought of it.

Brian Miller said...

back around this one for a third time...i like the ezra pound modernism....ha...the close on it...the aestetical pleasing without care for the school...there is an interesting honesty in that....

Heaven said...

Really enjoyed this one ~ In the end, does it matter ~

Happy Halloween ~

howanxious said...

Aesthetic form of a woman... cool!
Quite an interesting play of words. :-)

-HA

billgncs said...

cool and erudite

Claudia said...

interesting how different i read it from back then when i read it first.... the functional
man will occasionally impractically
fall for the aesthetic form of a woman
with no regard for the school to which
she belongs... true...

Brendan said...

Yes, those beasty women say more with their mascara decollage than is dreamt of our verse philosopy.

Kathy B. said...

Clever! You really had me at "Sunday Kandinsky."

Nico said...

I love the way the words unfold, each word veering off into a new direction that somehow makes sense! Excellent work.

Mystic_Mom said...

Form failing function - what a line! Love this. Well done.`

Beachanny said...

This works - fun to read it again. Hope all well with you SMG

Anna Chamberlain said...

Acerbic and witty, nicely done.