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National Poetry Month: POEM FOR THE OUP

Happy Friday everyone! I’m particularly happy today because the sun is supposed to come out this weekend and I am quite sick of rain. Today we present more stimulating work from The Buffalo Poets. Be sure to check back all day to read their work!

By King Otho

America the Beautiful
Farm of flesh
fields of saline bubbles
crying in fear
of another day’s ride
What has become of
the promise of a
free and unlimited
mind?
It’s out there
typing away
transferring funds
carefully studying
liquid in glasses
tiny strains of
physics and
knots of time
cutting and pasting
the dialogue of
life and God.
But behind the door
the ancient practice of
planning the fear
still takes its time
patient subversion of
purple mountain majesty.
DON’T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE
DON’T BELIEVE IN DIALOUGE
DON’T BELIEVE IN HUMANITARIANISM
DON’T BELIEVE IN STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY
DON’T BELIEVE IN THE UNDIEING HEART
DON’T BELIEVE IN THE TRUTH IN ART
DON’T BELIEVE IN THE STRENGTH OF NONVIOLENCE
DON’T BELIEVE IN THE UNQUESTIONING LOVE OF CREATION
DO BELIEVE IN THE REALITY OF STORYBOOK PAST
DON’T BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER.


Born out of the seedy underbelly of the poetry scene at the turn of the millennium – The Buffalo Poets, known buffallo1.jpgfor their unique energy and wit, began hosting open readings as a direct reaction to Slam Poetics and cookie cutter style poets found in New York City.Hailing originally from New York City, the Buffalo are composed of four core members: Roger Kenny aka King Otho, Aaron Arnout, Noah Levin and David Acevedo. The Buffalo have many artists throughout America including, James Honzik, Michael Franklin, Kevin Callahan and the infamous activist Rafael Bueno.

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Recent Comments

  1. Herb

    Thanks for the poetry.

    The “patient subversion of
    purple mountain majesty” stikes a cord.

    Herb

  2. Otho

    Thanks, I like it too.

  3. Otho

    Here’s me reading this last week

    Moose.
    -KO

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