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Old 10-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Poetry???

My sisters midterms are due next week and her assignment is to read a piece of poetry, it must be 3-5 minutes long. I told her about the poem Bono reads in the Andrea Bocelli song L'Incontro and she loved it, the only thing is that it wasn't long enough. So she (my sister) wanted me to ask if any of you all know of any bits of poetry that the Boys might have done, or just any of your favorite poetry pieces. Thank you for any help you can give!
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I don´t think you want to use my poetry piece. I used to hang out with some beatniks back in New York City. Every friday we used to all hang out at the local pub and recite poetry with some heavy doses of wine. One time they asked me to stand up and recite a Jack Kerouak style poem.
"We want something spontaneous ", they asked me.
So... I got up from the table and went on stage....

Max : "Listen to the wind...." and then I stood there while they listened without saying a word. Two minutes went by, three minutes went by, four minutes. Then I continued, " I farted."
I got a tremendous applause from the crowd.

BUT if you want something else, then you could always grab one of my other poems from "Poetry.com". Good luck
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She could read the lyrics from "Elvis Ate America" Bono did that one as a straight up poem on some special a couple of years ago...

She could read anything by W.B. Yeats or Brendan Kennelly... both have deep connections to the band.

Ummm... anything by Charles Bukowski as well think: The Last Night of the Earth Poems are spectacular


If I think of anything else, I'll let you know
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Old 10-21-2005, 10:30 PM   #4
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Max, I absolutely love that! :LOL: That would be so funny to hear someone do that for their poetry piece. I'll have to look up some of your poetry then, Poetry.com right? What is one of the titles of your poems?
Hippy, I have never heard of "Elvis Ate America", I'll have to look at that. Thank you both for your info.
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Hippy, I have never heard of "Elvis Ate America", I'll have to look at that. Thank you both for your info.
No problem! Elvis Ate America is from the Passengers album... here are the lyrics... Bono read them like a poem for an Elvis tribute a few years ago...

Elvis...white trash
Elvis...the Memphis flash
Elvis...didn't smoke hash
Would've been a sissy without Johnny Cash


Elvis...didn't dodge the draft
Elvis...had his own aircraft
Elvis...having a laugh
On the Lisa Marie in a colour photograph


Elvis...under the hood
Elvis...with Cadillac blood
Elvis...darling bud
Flowered and returned to the Mississippi mud


Elvis...ain't gonna rot
Elvis...in a Memphis plot
Elvis...he didn't hear the shot
And Dr. King died just across the lot from...


Elvis...vanilla ice cream
Elvis...girls of fourteen
Elvis...the Memphis spleen
Shooting TVs reading Corinthian's 13


Elvis...with God on his knees
Elvis...owned three TVs
Here come the killer bees Head full of honey potato chips and cheese
Elvis...the bumper stickers
Elvis...the white knickers
Elvis...the white nigger
Ate at king burger and just kept getting bigger


Elvis...sang to win
Elvis...the battle hymn
Elvis...the battle to be slim
Elvis ate America before America ate him


Elvis...


Elvis...stamps
Elvis...necromance
Elvis...fans
Elvis...psychophants
Elvis...the public enemy
Elvis...don't mean shit to Chuck D.
Elvis...changed the center of gravity
Made it slippy


Elvis...Hitler
Elvis...Nixon
Elvis...Christ
Elvis...Mishima
Elvis...Markus
Elvis...Jackson
Elvis...the pelvis
Elvis...the psalmist
Elvis...the genius
Elvis...generous
Elvis...forgive us
Elvis...pray for us
Elvis...Aaron
Elvis...Presley
Elvis.
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