Ganesha Girl on Rankin / Will Dockery

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#1 Jan 11, 2013
Ganesha Girl on Rankin by Will Dockery

http://gdancesbetty.blogspot.com/2010/04/gane...

'Twas a very good year...

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#3 Jan 12, 2013
Explain to wrote:
Explain to your fans how you find inspiration to include local catch phrases like LINWOOD and GOAT ROCK and RANKIN in your works. They are so highly evolved that many locally don't see the refinement of the Haikuesque Bild Augen Blick within each refrain. Are the poems written all at once or over a period of weeks and days. To write, do you look at people or the natural landscape for grounding.
Thanks for having a read and favorable response.

I have in the archives some discussions on this poem, rather than repeat all that I'll repost, and see what direction that leads your questions to.

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#5 Jan 17, 2013
Words wrote:
You get all these catchy words in your mind and write stuff around them like GANESHA. That's about it. That explains everything you create. Its almost a repetition like a TICK. You know all these minute details of this and that and that is about it. That sums you up. About like Billy Winn. Only Billy Winn is worse. At least you are trying to be FLOWERY in an artistic way. He totally sucks. You get credit for sincerely trying.
Well I reckon I'll take that as a good critique, at least with some thought behind it, althouh Billy might not dig it so well.

Here's my newest:

http://www.last.fm/music/Will+Dockery/Will+Do...

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#7 Jan 18, 2013
High Cue wrote:
Is this a HIGH CUE that you wrote?
No, Haiku is a shorter form of poetry.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
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#9 Jan 18, 2013
Long Cue wrote:
Is longer poetry called LOW CUE. Is HIGH CUE for smarter people? Poetry is confusing if you don't read it in a mirror.
Look it up...

Here's one of Jack Kerouac's definition/explanations on Haiku & poetry:

http://alt.books.beatgeneration.narkive.com/T...

==========Begin quoted text]=========
INTERVIEWER
You have said that haiku is not written spontaneously but is reworked and
revised. Is this true of all your poetry? Why must the method for writing
poetry differ from that of prose?
KEROUAC
No, first; haiku is best reworked and revised. I know, I tried. It has to be
completely economical, no foliage and flowers and language rhythm, it has to
be a simple little picture in three little lines. At least that's the way
the old masters did it, spending months on three little lines and coming up,
say, with:
In the abandoned boat,
The hail
Bounces about.
That's Shiki. But as for my regular English verse, I knocked it off fast
like the prose, using, get this, the size of the notebook page for the form
and length of the poem, just as a musician has to get out, a jazz musician,
his statement within a certain number of bars, within one chorus, which
spills over into the next, but he has to stop where the chorus page stops.
And finally, too, in poetry you can be completely free to say anything you
want, you don't have to tell a story, you can use secret puns, that's why I
always say, when writing prose, "No time for poetry now, get your plain
tale."
[Drinks are served.]
INTERVIEWER
How do you write haiku?
KEROUAC
Haiku? You want to hear haiku? You see you got to compress into three short
lines a great big story. First you start with a haiku situation-so you see a
leaf, as I told her the other night, falling on the back of a sparrow during
a great big October wind storm. A big leaf falls on the back of a little
sparrow. How you going to compress that into three lines? Now in Japanese
you got to compress it into seventeen syllables. We don't have to do that in
American-or English-because we don't have the same syllabic bullshit that
your Japanese language has. So you say: "Little sparrow"-you don't have to
say little-everybody knows a sparrow is little because they fall so you say"
Sparrow
with big leaf on its back-
windstorm
No good, don't work, I reject it.
A little sparrow
when an autumn leaf suddenly sticks to its back
from the wind.
Hah, that does it. No, it's a little bit too long. See? It's already a
little bit too long, Berrigan, you know what I mean?
INTERVIEWER
Seems like there's an extra word or something, like when. How about leaving
out when? Say:
A sparrow
an autumn leaf suddenly sticks to its back-
from the wind!
KEROUAC
Hey, that's all right. I think when was the extra word. You got the right
idea there, O'Hara! "A sparrow, an autumn leaf suddenly"-we don't have to
say suddenly do we?
A sparrow
an autumn leaf sticks to its back-
from the wind!
[Kerouac writes final version into a spiral notebook.]
INTERVIEWER
Suddenly is absolutely the kind of word we don't need there. When you
publish that will you give me a footnote saying you asked me a couple of
questions?
KEROUAC
[writes] Berrigan noticed. Right?
INTERVIEWER
Do you write poetry very much? Do you write other poetry besides haiku?
KEROUAC
It's hard to write haiku. I write long silly Indian poems. You want to hear
my long silly Indian poem?
INTERVIEWER
What kind of Indian?
KEROUAC
Iroquois. As you know from looking at me.[Reads from notebook.]
On the lawn on the way to the store
forty-four years old for the neighbors to hear
hey, looka, Ma I hurt myself. Especially
with that squirt.
What's that mean?
==========End quoted text]=========

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

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#11 Jan 18, 2013
The original wrote:
The original version of this by MANIERA is much better.
Heh... I thought you thought they did "She Sleeps Tight", now this one?

She Sleeps Tight by Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://youtu.be/9uGY157cpiU

Do you have a link to this alleged Auburn band online? They seem interesting.

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#12 Jan 20, 2013
Words wrote:
You get all these catchy words in your mind and write stuff around them like GANESHA. That's about it. That explains everything you create. Its almost a repetition like a TICK. You know all these minute details of this and that and that is about it. That sums you up. About like Billy Winn. Only Billy Winn is worse. At least you are trying to be FLOWERY in an artistic way. He totally sucks. You get credit for sincerely trying.
Nah... Billy Winn is a great writer.

Your jealousy is unbecoming.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#13 Jul 29, 2013
Ganesha Girl on Rankin by Will Dockery

http://gdancesbetty.blogspot.com/2010/04/gane...

Ganesha Girl on Rankin

Jesus' consort
statuesque beauty blindfolded

labia lipped skyscraper built on the spot
built where Lady Katherine lived
the whorehouse grocery
at the edge of Linwood Cemetery.

Old money still spins well
spends well ...

Northside skyline of many colored glass
Fort Darkness walled in
the giant Temple of Mars visible
from behind the walls, silvery, ancient.

The glittering war machines and masks
not so visible ...

Ganesha Girl and silver skinned alien
sit with the projector.

Other worlds surround them.
Scattered money all over them.

A pyramid built from colored bells,
clocks and machinery
I can see from on high ...

A giant housefly feeds on Green Island.

They stand and face West
as Jesus surveys Lee County
from on high.

Jesus' little sidekick
looks so lonely
dressed in Papal robes,
booklet of poems
and a big cross in his arms.

They're aware of the train wreck
near Goat Rock
instruments spilled from the boxcar.

Liquid bubble cube
ancient animal bones
other things, colored ceramic
at Jesus' feet ...

Jesus prepares to start up
and operate the Holy Machine.

They've turned their backs
on Shadowville
with its bells and jars,
cars, cupid and crowns,
chains, old clocks, an hour glass ...

Ganesha Girl, happy in her bathing suit
floating on a cloud.

---
Will Dockery
Shadowville, Georgia, U.S.A.

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