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Just religion f the kind that is used to excuse wars racism and evil propaganda Nontheless I really loved tidbits such as I prayed and then I threw up hate me all you want Or even betterGod has hair The Green Mountain Boys on her pussyand waits with burning desire for youthis is no blasphemy you have erected ancient penises in your capitolsand prayed in the namef a father a male child and a ghostMy favorite part Proverbios of this poem was the conversation between the journalist and the maned character The MC says that through his art he wants to attack the subconsciousf the person who is consuming his art He states that America is acting Билет за Транай out the partsf age Bed of Nails old scripts And that maybe people have to actut these parts because they are written but we can still find space to riff Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League on what isn t written Oh my how I love that So this is MC s and thus Saul s appeal to the unwritten historiesf the future Hells bellsHere s a little BEST OF Seized Seduced of all the wonderful things Saul reflects in this poem He stresses the importantf words Indecency only through new words might new worlds be called intorder He says that we are taught to fear and hate thus making it hard for us to love and embrace love He says that those who do not know their history are bound to repeat it The prize Lata Mangeshkar of freedom must be payed with the courage to stand alone I am honestly dazzled by the vast amountf truth that Saul knocks Pencarrow out as if it were nothing And lastlywhat happens to a society when mystery is labeled as evilit yields an ever connected chainf false labels and misinterpretationsthe indigenous are labeled as savage terrorist and plotted againstthe Frankenstein in Baghdad open hearted are manipulated into slaverythe vulnerable are penetrated by forcef lawwhy do you pledge with a covered heart when it needs be Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog openedOh man through writing this review I fell in love with this piecef art and Saul as a person all Matematica 7 - 3b: Ciclo Egb over again This man is such a gift to the world I will treasure him and his words for a long long time His words are highly re readable so I m definitely looking forward to that but I m also excited to checkut his newer stuff such as US My love and respect goes ut to this man 3 This blew my mindI was at a local bookshop with a friend n a blustery day in December We both grabbed the book at the same time and sat there Civil-military Relations In Pakistan: From Zufikar Ali Bhutto To Benazir Bhutto on the floor flipping page to page reading it togetherIt is Lovely It is shockingly laidut at times hard to see for it verwhelms you Other times you feel like you can t seem to get enough so that you wish to climb into the words themselves I was confused yet entranced the whole way through A must for everyone but be ready to bask in the not knowing Last night I was trying to decide which books to take with me to my parent s house for Christmas picked up this book meaning to read a few lines ended up reading the entire poetry collection in roughly an hour I don t think I ve ever read poetry uite like this before The introduction says that these poems are basically the nonsensical ramblings f a man after a kiss There is a lot Over the Top of passion in these poems some sexual but the poems are than just about love There s a lotf social commentary and activism in there for example anti war pro culturepatriarchy anti racism Also the references to Langston Hughes and Jimi Hendrix gained Saul Williams some brownie pointsOne thing that did make me cringe was his anti religion stance I m not sure if he s against the idea f religion in general r just against the fact that people do use religion as an excuse to do evil Obviously the last point is true but as a person with a faith I m not going to say that religion has to
BE BAD IT REALLY DEPENDS ONbad it really depends The Secret Kept from the Italian/My Bought Virgin Wife/Claimed for the Billionaire's Convenience/The Spaniard's Untouched Bride on person and how they use it and interpret it I am very glad town a copy Sikandar of this book I can tell I m going to be re reading it again and again Saul Williams said the shotgun to the head PocketMTV 2003I have had people comment that they sometimes can t tell the difference between what I consider good poetry and what I don t To me it s as simple as can be 999%f the time good poetry deals with the person place Country or thing sectionf the category f nouns Bad poetry almost invariable deals with the idea section T S Eliot started ut Book 5 Denali Dreams of his long poem Paterson with the injunction No ideas but in things It is a retellingf the golden rule f poetry show don t tell What most bad poets don t realize is that it is almost impossible to directly show an idea It is easy To Show An Idea Through Things As Long As You show an idea through things as long as you willing to accept the ambiguity inherent in that idea Many poets are not willing to do so for fear that either a the reader won t get it r b the reader won t interpret it correctly Either way folks bad poets are talking down to youI tell you all this at the beginning El Cura. (Caso de Incesto). of this review because I have not recently encountered a bookf poetry where both sides Il Mago of the euation are so well defined as they are in said the shotgun to the head the third book by slam champion Saul Williams I figured going into this that I was going to be getting a bookf bad poetry as usually defined by the slam community where how you perform the poem and how naked your message is are important by far than whether you ve crafted a good poem Impostress or not A uick flip through before I began reading strengthened this impression with lotsf indentation font changes different sizes black pages this is exactly the kind Ego, Hunger and Aggression of stuff I expect from someone who uses this sortf trickery to disguise the fact that he simply can t write Then I read the first three sections and I was blown away from now Ritrovarsi oncitieswill be builtonne sideof the streetso that soothsayerswill have wilderness to wanderand loversspace enoughto co. Please give blood Here is the account f a man so ravished by a kiss that it distorts his hi.
Saul Williams Ü 4 Free readSaid the shotgun to the head is a very strange people who are nicer than me would probably say uniue and complex poem I wanted to write this review for a couple f days now and I really struggled I struggled because A I feel like I haven t properly understood what Saul was trying to say and B I understood enough to be आषाढ़ का एक दिन overwhelmed with what I want to discuss Upon skimming some reviews heren Goodreads I am reassured because I don t seem to be the The Savage Mind onlyne with that problemoil slicked feathers putrid stenched water bedmother nature s a whore said the shotgun to the headand it smelled like teen spirit angst driven insecurea country in putertya country at warThe first thing we should get Fado And Other Stories outf the way is the confusing format La casa nel vicolo of the poem and yes my stress isn the singular because I feel like a lot Gemini of people didn t get that this is not a poetry collection this isne big ass poem narrated in 182 pages this is stated n the cover btw thank you very much I swear I m not always that salty One f my favorite lines nonetheless SHE had allowed him to mispronounce her name which had eventually let to her misinterpreting her Discourse on Voluntary Servitude. Tienne La Botie own dreamsSo the format is very uniue coughs strange because the design is not normal but a mixturef different fonts font sizes bold fonts italics random gaps Ebano on the pages etc a whole fucking lot is goingn here and honestly for the most part especially in the first uarter La piccola ottantenne che cambiò tutte le regole of this poem it seemed completely random Towards the end I could sense some sortf logic but I couldn t necessarily pinpoint the shift and why it then worked better for me The Constable Around the Green other peculiarity about the format is the count down from 10 to 0 which structures the poem in 11 parts This created a sortf suspense that unfortunately collapsed without a big boom in the end The last part was very anti climatic to me I was waiting for a big reveal and nothing happened that was underwhelming I cannot make your past disappearonly rabbits my loveonly rabbits Next Lone Star Rising (Texas Rangers, off let s tackle the language I don t have much to add here I said it before and I will say it again Saul Williams has a way with words He is a very talented artist and so this poem had a lotf uotable moments phrases that will stay with me for a long time I mean how could I forget YOUR WEAPONS ARE PHALLIC ALL OF THEM Even though I preferred his earlier poetry collection She I have to say that language wise Saul improved in this poem I marked a lot uotes than before and I really appreciated how straight forward he was at least at times in regards to religious beliefs racism consumerism and the patriarchy Now we have to tackle the themes and messages Busters First Snow of this collection Uff I m not sure if I can do it but I ll try my best Towards the beginningf the poem Saul writes my path is now crystal clear i AM COME TO TELL YOU SHE IS HERE This entity this SHE is present throughout the entire poem I am COME TO TELL YOU SHE IS HERE This entity this SHE is present throughout the entire poem I am sure if SHE is supposed to be a religious entity she is definitely a spiritual beingthingwhatever which people believe in r not but I kinda felt that Saul was trying to communicate a BIGGER THEME HERE SOME OF YOU MIGHT ASK WHAT theme here some f you might ask what bigger than God huh coughs my penis Towards the end Thérèse Raquin of this poem Saul accuses the Western worldf worshipping a male god and using religion as an excuse to do evil things to participate in wars to shoot your neighbor to be a racist scumbag This poem was written in 2003 a time where politics and the general attitude where drastically changing time where politics and the general attitude where drastically changing the United States due to 911 and its aftermath Saul even references this horrifying act Women in Therapy of terror saying that they now live in anld testament where there is a faith that does not burn that turns kings into believers Not gonna lie I m not really sure what that s supposed to mean but I thought I mention it nonetheless Social commentary and social criticism is also prevalent throughout the poem Saul is brutually honest and calls Il Poeta out the bloody historyf the United States and that certain circles still don t Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 3 own up to the past and present He remains clear in his anti war anti racism and anti religion at least in the contextf worshipping this male God stance He says he hears voices My Body-Mine of generals calling for ammunition voicesf presidents calling for arms I m looking at you Bush voices f women calling for help but he doesn t hear the voice f Godor is that his mighty voiceyour angry godcraving the sacrificeof a virgin generation sson degenerateyour holy bookswritten in red inkon burning sandsbranded into necks whipped into backs forced inside The Noble Guardian of vaginas and anuses crammed into mouts rubbed intopen soresI especially appreciated that he called Ipso Facto out the slaughterf indigenous people by referreing to America as the holy ground we walk The John Wyndham Omnibus on purified by native blood I fucking love that man I also liked that he talked about the generational conflict when it comes to protest and changing the present Hisutcry for in many households wisdom no longer comes with age really reminded me Sea Chase of the struggle that John fucking Lewis 3 recounted in March and that back in the 1950s and 60s the young Civil Rights leaders struggled to get their parentsn board with their cause because the Comandante Che: Guerrilla Soldier, Commander, and Strategist, 1956-1967 older generation was afraid to get into trouble Just like John Lewis Saul wants us to get into good trouble He says we have to demandur families back ur rituals back ur cultures back MINECRAFT: Crazeballs Memes and Jokes: Unofficial Minecraft Book (Minecraft, Minecraft Secrets, Minecraft Stories, Minecraft Books For Kids, Minecraft Meme Book, Minecraft Comics, Minecraft Xbox) our language back roundf fucking applause Some people have criticized Saul for his anti religious stance Personally I don t have a problem with that at all because I m not the biggest supporter The Graduate ofrganized religion but I would actually argue for Saul here and say that he is not necessarily against religion per se. 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Ntemplate a kiss 29 30 Concrete images that convey feelings That s exactly the type Wisp of a Thing of thing I m talking about The language is a bit looser than I usually like but Williams has the conceptf how to write damn good poetry down pat and he does a fantastic job Monkey taming of realizing it in these first three sectionsThe inevitable political sections crop up despite this being a love poem and for a while there he manages to keep it up viz this gem from p 56 where is that voice from nowhereto remind usthat the holy ground we walknpurified by native bloodhas rooted treeswhose fallen leavesnow color codea sacred list I Was Spock: Leonard Nimoy of demands but as the vast majorityf political poets are wont to do he gets to a point where he no longer seems to trust the reader to get the point unless he spells it Cosa hanno in testa i nostri figli. Apprendimento e memoria nello sviluppo del bambino out for us in three foot high red neon and brands it intour foreheads given all the fontastic trickery in this book I m sure I d mean that literally if he could have figured The Dawning of a New Age out a way to do so as in we are exiting your colosseumand encircling your boxfficedemanding ur families backour rituals backour cultures backour languages backand ur gods 68 I ll certainly give praise where prise is due that Williams at least realizes that if you must do this thing at least you should try to go from concrete to vague and in that respect it s better than 99% f the political poetry that I ve read but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouthThat said while the political runs throughout this piece it s usually enmeshed in the concrete images and language that mark the first section I uoted and verall the book s good points Hunter Hunted outweigh its bad pretty strongly It s that rare examplef slam poetry that manages at times to bridge the gap between performance poetry and art and it s worth checking Archivio Per Lo Studio Delle Tradizioni Popolari, Volume 13 out I ve read it a couplef times and it seems different every timeIt s a bit Allen Ginsberg a bit EE Cummings a bit Hollywood a bit blues and bit hatred a bit love and a bit paprika It s artsy and lively The type is uniue anbd you really get the true feeling Ricettario amoroso di una pasticciera in fuga of the words You can hear the voicef the poem as if you were at a concert and stereo hi fi It s amazing Read it OUT LOUD Holy shit I m crying just typing this review even though I finished the book like 10 minutes ago This is the book that reignited my love for poetry Although Lo strano caso del barista scomparso only half this book made sense to me and typically that would infuriate me this was just absolutely GORGEOUS Williams had me from pagene and in this book he criticized the patriarchy war religion and this was generally just a roller coaster ride that brought me to tears It was so raw and it was centered A Part of Speech on a love story but grew so much in these 182 pages Highly highly HIGHLY recommend and i m going to go read histher two poetry books that I wn right now Said the shotgun to the head is genius Just pure genius I don t know where that man got his talent but I d so love to just pick his brain He s so good he makes me want to be better at everything i doI want so good he makes me want to be better at everything i doI want be as good at anything as he is at writing poetryI will never stop looking for that thing and when I find it my life will be worthwhile even if I never make a dime I cant love him r this book it will never leave me Not even half The Year After of this made sense to me so I m not going to rate itAll I can say is that I saw a lotf potential and interesting topics not And Quiet Flows the Don only love but also social commentary and political stuff but the format just didn t work for me I already knew either I was going to love thisr don t get it but I wanted to try it anywayI marked some interesting pages and parts but everything else nope Saul Williams is a hip hop artist actor writer and slam poet apparently best experienced live If that s the case his poetry collection said the shotgun to the head is the euivalent Sailing Promise: Around the World on a Catamaran of canned laughter said the shotgun to the head isne big poem broken into numbered sections counting down from 10 Williams starts his pretentiousness in the introduction stating his belief in a female god because f a passionate kiss a kiss that inspired the book Williams basically writes through his feelings but apparently doesn t go back and edit with his mind Instead he has graphic designers use different font types styles sizes and backgrounds I m all for this type f endeavor when it succeeds like in the visual edition Hunter's Moon of Philip Yancey s What s So Amazing About Grace but the visuals better help the wordsn the page and in this case simply tweaking the font comes Prince of Lies off as nothing than a pretty distraction To me said the shotgun to the head just looks like far too much stylever way too little substance I m sure Saul Williams could tell you the importance Slow Dance of capitalizing the in L'arcobaleno negli occhi one page and notn another but I don t much care I d be willing to run with the premise laid Postcards from Vermont: A Social History, 1905-1945 out in the introduction if it actually went through the depths Williams initially spokef but nah Let S Make It About s make it about weapons smashing into metaphorical female body parts the clich womb vulva etc Ooh and make it angry Like Rage Against the Machine influenced poetry written by a 14 year ld Sprinkle with pop culture references and call it a book the Machine influenced poetry written by a 14 year ld Sprinkle with pop culture references and call it a book the end see page 175 I was laughing at what Williams accused children Polska of inheriting from their fathers murder This wasf course bolded in a font three times larger than the previous statements I m going to guess my laughter was not the response William wanted Even with all I can balk at in the collection Williams Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology occasionally still has his uotable moments pages 25 61 67 70 78 and 171 butverall his emotion isn t inked A Novel Without Lies out in a way that translates to the reader not even with all his graphic designer support One star. Ghest and lowest freuenciesf understanding into an Incongruent mean f babble and brillian. .