Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Judy Collins - Send in the Clowns

OLD PA'S WEDNESDAY CLUB

DREICH

'I thought that you'd want what I want'

 
JUDY COLLINS - Send in the Clowns


HOUDINI'S PUNCH

Red telephone boxes

smelt of piss 
i never saw it comming 
Houdini's Punch


my mind was numb
a marching zombie
owned by the night
the hail, the sleet
the maggot wind
the dreich


 Houdini's punch
garrotting my guts
 twisting, strangling
 tighter and tighter
the bile rising
i needed to vomit
i wanted to scream!
howl!
but nothing came out

i arrived
 at i don't know where
 or how i got there
i did 'nt care 
i had lost the night
i had lost my love

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9 October 2014 at 07:45

These words definitely convey something very strong and dark. I like 'maggot wind' a lot. Is Judy Collins directly related to this or does she just convey a mood?

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9 October 2014 at 08:21

SB - 'I thought that you'd want what I want' ....She din'nt

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16 October 2014 at 19:50

I recognise the emotions that you've expressed so well, emotions that many of us will have experienced at one time or another. I used to write and write when I was in a similar turmoil, then symbolically destroy it all after I'd got through it. I half wish that I'd held on to some of that stuff, but that was part of the process.

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20 October 2014 at 10:20

Ouch, someone got smacked in the face several times by the Flip Flop of Love!

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