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You just GOTTA believe!
(in Make Believe)

I wrote this poem in 2013 and recorded the audio then as well.
Originally I’d created a video using jpegs found online, but they were low resolution and didn’t quite say what I wanted to express. So now, (2014) I’ve drawn the illustrations instead, and remade the video. Enjoy!

Let’s just MAKE BELIEVE

Posted: March 12, 2014 in collage, Digital Art, poetry
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MAKE BELIEVE inna

Lizard tank sinking and

Is that lizard stink hainting?

Believe it and spend ALL yer MONEY

ALL yer MONEY

Stinking and hainting and

Aint it wunnerful… wunnerful…

Bare yer breasts unner the sun in PRAISE

and smell THE LIZARD stinking and hainting …

He’s spending ALL yer money ALL yer money

and it don’t matter ’cause YOU BELIEVE

in the STINKING and the HAINTING

unner the SUN and little children

hold hands in a circle

SINGING and FAINTING unner the SUN

because, well, ain’t that what stirs the soul?

IT ain’t MY money, honey, unless YOU BELIEVE

and DON”T YOU?

YES YOU DO!

but THEN you DON’T

You don’t haint and stink or

bare yer breasts unner the sun in PRAISE

because YOU want ALL yer MONEY

and ALL yer MONEY AINT

for HAINTS it AINT

for STINKING LIZARDS it AINT

for giddy flopping boobs unner the SUN and AINT

for pyromaniacs in the night

but MOST OF ALL it AINT MINE!

no more  NO MORE  NO MORE  NO MORE until

you BELIEVE that’s       ALL     you

JUST GOTTA BELIEVE

in the lizard lighting fires that

SUCK the night smells

hainting from the day time sun …

Sucking ALL your money into  an

o m n i p r e s e n t  Wall Street STASH

of  M A K E   B E L I E V E

C. Mehrl Bennett   3/11/2014

CLICK HERE to see/hear the Ode to Summer 2013 asemic video.
Score written and spoken by C. Mehrl Bennett, flute by John M. Bennett, and cello by Paul A. Baker.

Each line of this score was divided into three measures, then I interpreted it vocally and by both a flute and cello musician.

Each line of this score was divided into three measures, then interpreted vocally and with flute and cello.

Click HERE to listenfinest A

eve D
moist Alined D

Trailing

Sipping quincunx

Floating headmice ladder

Walk the talking titmouse to the

Iced hat

Dead saints

In the buckets

Well placed in a circle

Multi-red-spin fulminating

Cheese root

Swoll drut

Tear the finger

Drum the forkѐd link bit

Bit the hot lint sausage hymn

Doldrums

Find the

Rare thread song book

Clatter nostril smoker

Believe in biblical color,

Floodlings

Pink ink

The throne swallowed

All the people at once

Crinkling post-haste wanton twice the

Suit Shot

Same wurst

Dance the knocking

Turnip nipped the frog spawn

Locker dripping through the keyhole

Drip Drip

East West

Reft lightning trips

The looter sign shining

Muskrat tunnels under the bank

Of weft

Dog soul

Thirsty rabbits

Simper and whimper for

Wailing whale blues atop the rock

Salt dome

Sot home

Tossing in the

Rippled tweak twixt flippin’

Ash hock ash lock ash sock ash dock

Post haste

Camille Martin has posted a blog with PHOTOS OF US WRITING CINQUAINS AT THE RESTAURANT. So please click red line above to view.

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Posted: November 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
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OUI a small play on words
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(In photo from left to right) Jon Cone, Carol Adderly, C. Mehrl Bennett, Luiz Bravo, and John M. Bennett alternating lines and taking turns with starting each poem and reading aloud each poem at the Motley Cow Restaurant in Iowa City.

Algo

Podrido es

AND THIS A TUNE TO CRY

A TIME TO BE LOST, IN THE DARK

circle

tumba

A-RUM, A-DUM!

a pear buttered plum, a

a numb rum, a dumb ditty plum

pluma!

O FLAME!

Heat, light,, color –

Do it in another

So where did that long song come from?

Goonga!

Jazz riff

one two three four

Let the bamboo move on

como tuerca invisible

HAIL IT!

face change

opened eyes clue

glue fork singing in the rain

AND WET DOG STIR BY WAVING FACE

change face.

Carol Adderley, Jon Cone, Luiz Bravo, John M. Bennett, and C. Mehrl Bennett