Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A New Poem

After a fairly long period of writers block I wrote this yesterday. I personally don't believe in explaining poetry, so I will let the piece speak for itself.

They went and visited
The Scorpion King,
Watching as his gladiator children,
Too timid to kill, lusted to feast
On the heart of a cricket.

His legs were all broken.
The Queen watched with pleasure
As he clawed through the gravel,
Living on borrowed time.

The Maestro played electric mandolin
Tethered to a ball and chain
A freight train roared by the prison
And a Jew celebrated Christmas in July.
25 July 2005



The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.