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November 17, 2006

Friday Poem

Filed under: poetry — alecsothblog @ 12:56 am

Thanks to all the wonderful folks who came out tonight in Chicago. I had a blast. Hopefully tomorrow Brian, John and Matt will treat me to some Chicago-style scrambled eggs and whiskey.

Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey
by Hayden Carruth

Scrambled eggs and whiskey
in the false-dawn light. Chicago,
a sweet town, bleak, God knows,
but sweet. Sometimes. And
weren’t we fine tonight?
When Hank set up that limping
treble roll behind me
my horn just growled and I
thought my heart would burst.
And Brad M. pressing with the
soft stick and Joe-Anne
singing low. Here we are now
in the White Tower, leaning
on one another, too tired
to go home. But don’t say a word,
don’t tell a soul, they wouldn’t
understand, they couldn’t, never
in a million years, how fine,
how magnificent we were
in that old club tonight.

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6 Comments

  1. Not quite sure about Matt Sibers work. Photography, graphic design, collage? Whats the deal? Interesting though.

    Comment by B. S. Ilkac — November 17, 2006 @ 9:04 am

  2. Has a bit of a 70’s-era Tom Waits edge to it, doesn’t it? Thanks for adding some literature to my Fridays, not to mention images for my eyes!

    Comment by Jordan Husney — November 17, 2006 @ 11:40 am

  3. i was locked outside the door.
    they wouldn’t let us in, so we were forced to leave.
    i hope things went well.
    wish i could have heard.

    Comment by davin — November 17, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

  4. the talk was great. you made me realize i need to concentrate not on being successful but on doing what i want and learning. thanks.

    Comment by tim nurczyk — November 17, 2006 @ 4:05 pm

  5. Just read your blog and I really enjoyed it….

    Comment by Anya — November 18, 2006 @ 6:53 pm

  6. I am glad you had a good time in Chicago.

    Love that you posted a poem from Hayden. He is an amazing poet.

    My Uncle, Richard Kathmann, did the portrait of Hayden on the backcover of SE&W
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1556591101/ref=sib_dp_pop_bc/103-8331760-9949456?ie=UTF8&p=S03C#reader-link

    Comment by Chris Shields — November 19, 2006 @ 9:45 am


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