November 05, 2005

Pottery Corner

Marlene Dietrich's ode to Ronald Reagan, written in her Paris hotel room on a portable typewriter that once belonged to Noel Coward:

A tense silence

Grips me Surrounds me

Grounds me to the

Messy floor Around me

No voice No wind No rain Just silence will remain

Around me What a fate

"Too late cried the Raven, Too late"

Posted by Dr. Frank at November 5, 2005 05:15 PM | TrackBack

She must have been a big influence on Edgar Allan Poe. Or, um, vice-versa. Hey, maybe her stuff was unoriginal and slightly plagiarized....she typed it herself, didnt she?

Posted by: David Cummings at November 5, 2005 06:24 PM

Besides, would the person to whom this poem was dedicated have known the difference?

Posted by: David Cummings at November 5, 2005 06:29 PM

Was that pre- or post-dieresis Noel?

Posted by: Wes at November 6, 2005 10:39 PM

Is there more to this poem? How do they know it has something to do with Regan?

Posted by: josh at November 7, 2005 03:17 PM

Probably because it was titled "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg (Reprise)".

Posted by: Wes at November 8, 2005 06:56 AM

A little Haiku for the occasion:

Marlene Dietrich's
Awful, tortured poetry
Should have stayed hidden

Posted by: stigfink at November 8, 2005 05:59 PM

It came across to me as a slap in the face toword a fallen icon. He was "the Great Communicator" and should be respected even if not liked in his memory. I shake my head and pity the author.

Posted by: Zaphod at November 8, 2005 08:22 PM

That Clint Eastwood movie "Every which way but loose" that was a SUCCESSFUL primate themed movie. And that Abe Lincoln presidency, that was a WORTHWHILE AND BENEFICIAL presidential term. Take notes. Ronnie.

Posted by: Railroad bum at November 12, 2005 09:14 AM

Marlene Dietrich can do no wrong.

Besides, she fought the nazis in her own special way.

Posted by: Kate at November 18, 2005 07:57 AM