Thursday, February 21, 2013

Friday Flash 55.....


The Ghost of E.E.Cummings

Edward Estlin's
Visage             
                                             Indistinguishable Ramblings
                                     That some folks deem
                                                                          BRILLIANT
                                   If only the World knew whatfueledhis
                                                                        Inspiration
                    Could it be Grand Marnier
                                 Beefeaters?
                                                   His Spirit lives on today
                 with or without a writers
                                                                           Knowledge
                                      The best kept secret in all of Literature
                                   Was an oldbrokendown Underwood
                                            With a faulty return lever



Hey!! Don't be completely shocked, I DO know certain stuff!
If you or anyone you know is Shocking, or has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment....Then BOOK!!!
So from the Faultiest host from coast to coast
Haveakickassweekend!!!



39 comments:

Rastaman said...

Ima know nothing!

But Ima post one: He Gives

Albertine said...

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”
― E.E. Cummings

I know you never have a wasted day, G-Man!

Mama Zen said...

Ha! I KNEW it!

I've got one up on my poetry blog, G-Man.

razzamadazzle said...

I haven't thought of ee cummings in ages.

Mine is HERE.

brandi said...

I had to google underwood. Now I get your 55!.
You are kinda brilliant, aintcha?

I am playing.

http://voicesforrabbits.blogspot.com/2013/02/friday-flash-fiction-55-la-cocina-de-mi.html

snowelf said...

Awesome G-man! Very poetic. :)
Miss you!
--snow

hedgewitch said...

The ghost of e.e. haunts many, with a form few can equal...many are called, few know how to work the return lever.

I am playin, in winter mode:

Ice

Margaret said...

We are so spoiled today with our computers ( I LOVE my MAC). But I DID learn on an old machine thats keys were so hard to push down and was heavy to return.

I quickly came up with a 55 a few minutes ago just for you. I took this photo and almost deleted it the other evening... glad I didn't.

Evening Haze

Thanks for Hosting Friday Flash 55... I look forward to it every week.

Brian Miller said...

nice...rather fond of ee personally...ha on the return lever as well...nice 55 sir...

my 55 is up...

Margaret said...

Oh... +%^(E$% !! I mean, really. You think I would have it memorized by now. Let me try again!

Evening Haze

Cloudia said...

I know what I like, and I like you



ALOHA from Waikiki
Comfort Spiral
~ > < } } ( ° > <3

Janna said...

You are an enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a really high-fiber tortilla.

I kinda like that.

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

TALON said...

I have a friend who is obsessed with e.e. cummings work so this made me smile (and I will have to share this post with her though she is not a writer). Of course you know stuff, Mr. Knowitall or wouldn't you be called Mr. Knowsalittle? ;)

My 55: Collective

lime said...

FANTASTIC! this is gold, gman. and all the highfalutin critics waxing literary about the deeper meanings of weird spacing and lack of punctuation or caps...

he became famous breaking rules but in my library certain rules WILL be followed.

Alice Audrey said...

lol. The cynic in me wants to agree whole heartedly.

I also waxed poetic.

Mine is up

Jannie Funster said...

Freaking Awesome, G-Man! I love that you --- big burly, beefy, car-selling, prime-rib roasting, beer swilling, Harley coasting, green grass appreciating dude was born with the soul of a poet. Great combo!!!

old brokendown underwood, love it!

I saw Dylan Thomas' writing shed in Wales. Have you His coffee was like, real old and shit, in his cup on accounta him being dead so long and all, but it was a nice place and day that sunny May afternoon in 1999.

Take kickassingly awesome good care of your fun side this weekend, okay Galen!?!

xoxo

bunnygirl said...

You know, that would explain a heck of a lot!

Here's mine: Cut-Rate

Brian Miller said...

you arent in roanoke are you? i just got home from there...

anthonynorth said...

Now there's a name I haven't heard in ages. Nice one.
You'll find mine here.

Lydia said...

He.He. :) I never even wondered what the e.e. stood for, or much about him actually because his poems are such stand outs all by themselves. It took me quite awhile to "get" him back when I studied him in school, but once I got him I loved him. I loved this 55 in his honor, G.

A sheepherder at morn

Wanda Psycho said...

I don't know if I'm shocking or just a crass old bag who doesn't care what anyone thinks.
I wrote this bit about a little lost Lop rabbit which is far cuter than I am.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I absolutely love this one! Especially the last two lines. I never doubted that you knew stuff!! But you really shouldn't have used any caps:)
(My only beef with Cummings.) I don't have anything shocking but I do have a little story for you...

here

izzy said...
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izzy said...

Error- sorry- Love your 55!

http://izzy-conversing.blogspot.com/2013/02/ff55-formations-of-poetry.html

hope said...

That explains it! And in his honor, that's why I spell my moniker "hope". :)

Under the weather today...may be all the dust from the work place renovation. Try to return soon...next week is BIG event for our charity.

Have a good weekend!

Other Mary said...

that's great g-man! i'm impressed. but i thought it was his shift key that was stuck ;-)

here's my 55

Other Mary said...

(I'll be back to comment after some shoveling!)

turtlememoir said...

well done, G! & imo a brilliant analysis of vagaries in cummings' writings (though some might not agree).

here's my 55:

to the museum of failed relationships...

Linc said...

The best kept secret... brilliant! I'm finally back to play: My Bloody Valentine

RNSANE said...

Your brilliance just never ceases to amaze.

I told you I'd be back.

My 55 is at:

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2013/02/friday-flash-55-too-bad-my-insurance.html

Mijayami said...

Must go read me some ee...

I haven't played in a while but I finally got one up today: Medicated

Laura said...

LOVE it!!! http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/2013/02/esther.html

manicddaily said...

Love this! Really between the Grand Marnier and the broken return lies the secret! Also I did not know his name. And what about the shift key!

I am very late, and I know you are traveling - do not feel obliged to visit. I hope you are having a very safe and fun visit and got through Ohio safely - I think that was the big bad state. Take care.

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/more-on-graffiti-flash-friday-55/

K.

manicddaily said...

Love this! Really between the Grand Marnier and the broken return lies the secret! Also I did not know his name. And what about the shift key!

I am very late, and I know you are traveling - do not feel obliged to visit. I hope you are having a very safe and fun visit and got through Ohio safely - I think that was the big bad state. Take care.

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/more-on-graffiti-flash-friday-55/

K.

Lady In Read said...

enjoyed your 55 G-Man...
thank you..
here is mine - http://myrandrspace.blogspot.com/2013/02/fun-friday-working-for-fun.html

Mona said...

Literature is like that...full of secrets...

Emma Major said...

both informative and fun, brilliant. here's my 55 http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/lentphotos-food-for-thought.html

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