Best suggestion so far!:cool:Of course, they should have got someone
Born Into This.
we are born into this sorrowful deadliness
we are born into a government 60 years in debt
that soon will be unable to even pay the interest on that debt
and the banks will burn
money will be useless
there will be open and unpunished murder in the streets
it will be guns and roving mobs....
I also know how to put on a tie; and tie it; but only on rare occasions. Do you mind if it's tie-dyed, the tie that is? And in daze gone by, I liked tie stick (tai-stick?). Exhale. And currently, I know how to tie one on...why am i not surprised in the least? :)
Language certainly evolves and changes; not always for the better, but for the more simplistic, imo. It's a shame Poe is a tough read, as his mastery of language is amazing. His short stories don't waste a word; they are as tight as...Language changes. Poe, and even the beloved Whitman, are tough reads to most young brains. People no longer convey ideas using many of the words they used, so the writing naturally comes across as dated. It is dated. All poetry used to rhyme. Then for a time most of it did, now most of it does not. Things change.
I don't think comparing poetry to music or fashion is valid. Musical and fashion tastes are cyclical. Once language changes, it generally changes forever. That's why there are threads here where people are asking what Bukowski meant by "moxie." And that's also why he wouldn't have written a poem in 1980 that used the word "nigger," but he did in the 1940's.
I don't think comparing poetry to music or fashion is valid. Musical and fashion tastes are cyclical.
Point taken. Musical and fashion tastes aren't cyclical if we go back before the 20th century.I'm looking forward to the time Fugues, Madrigals, Sonatas and Plain chant become popular again.
Unless I missed something, "pop music culture" is already over. You will never see a musician or group or "new" form of music have as wide an impact as some did pre-cable TV, computer and internet.Or are just talking about the ever-fickle pop music culture that will (it is hoped) eat itself?
And you're one of the few people who like the Beerspit Night and Cursing book, right?
No doubt about that. The lack of homogeneity, the pigeonholing of styles and the increasing difficulty in doing something that hasn't been done already with a guitar, bass and drums....the lack of homogeneity itself will result in more and greater internal 'wheel reinventing' or self-referential behavior.