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Ew 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 Klara with A K overwhelmed with what I want to discuss Upon skimming some reviews heren Goodreads I am reassured because I don t seem to be the Serving Sera 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 Samurai! outf the way is the confusing format La meglio gioventù of the poem and yes my stress isn the singular because I feel like a lot f people didn t get that this is not a poetry collection this is ne 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 By the Light of the Moon 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 Molly Fyde and the Darkness Deep on the pages etc a whole fucking lot is goingn here and honestly for the most part especially in the first uarter Iconologia, Ovvero Immagini Di Tutte Le Cose Principali a Cui l'Umano Talento Ha Finto Un Corpo, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) 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 Lambs of God 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 Morte a credito 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 OS Graficos Do Ventilador: Identificando a Assincronia Paciente Ventilador E Otimizando as Definicoes 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 not sure if SHE is supposed to be a religious entity she is definitely a spiritual beingthingwhatever which people believe in Keely and Du or not but I kinda felt that Saul was trying to communicate a bigger theme here somef you might ask what s bigger than God huh coughs my penis Towards the end Mill Hill 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 in the United States due to 911 and its aftermath Saul even references this horrifying act Star Wars Dooku: Jedi Lost 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 This Poison Will Remain out the bloody historyf the United States and that certain circles still don t Un eroe dei nostri tempi 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 Geldsack of generals calling for ammunition voicesf presidents calling for arms I m looking at you Bush voices Rescued by a Horse: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Healing of women calling for help but he doesn t hear the voicef Godor is that his Mighty Voiceyour Angry Godcraving voiceyour angry godcraving sacrificeof a virgin generation sson degenerateyour holy bookswritten in red inkon burning sandsbranded into necks whipped into backs forced inside The Secret of the Glass of vaginas and anuses crammed into mouts rubbed intopen soresI especially appreciated that he called Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes out the slaughterf indigenous people by referreing to America as the holy ground we walk The Genealogy of the Family of Francis Beaman, Sr Northampton County, North Carolina (American Surname Series) 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 cha. Please give blood Here is the accountf a man so ravished by a kiss that it distorts his hi. Saul Williams is a hip hop artist actor writer and *Slam Poet Apparently Best Experienced Live If That S The *poet apparently best experienced live If that s the his poetry collection said the shotgun to the head is the euivalent Lions and Tigers and Snares 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 Fox Play of Philip Yancey s What s So Amazing About Grace but the visuals better help Philip Yancey s What s Amazing About Grace but the visuals better help wordsn the page and in this case simply tweaking the font comes Star Wars: Lando 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 Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture of capitalizing the in ne page and not n another but I don t much care I d be willing to run with the premise laid Aria Appassionata out in the introduction if it actually went through the depths Williams initially spokef but nah let s make it about phallic 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 By the end see page 175 I was laughing at what Williams accused children f inheriting from their fathers murder This was The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Inquirer of 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 Williamsccasionally still has his uotable moments pages 25 61 67 70 78 and 171 but Betrayed, Betrothed and Bedded overall his emotion isn t inkedut in a way that translates to the reader not even with all his graphic designer support One star I was confused yet entranced the whole way through A must for everyone but be ready to bask in the not knowing I ve read it a couple Anna Laetitia Barbauld Poems 1792 of 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 feelingf the words You can hear the voice Caught in the Net of the poem as if you were at a concert and stereo hi fi It s amazing Read it OUT LOUD Not even halff this made sense to me so I m not going to rate itAll I can say is that I saw a lot Blue Road to Atlantis of potential and interesting topics notnly 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 this Bioetica Della Sessualita, Della Vita Nascente E Pediatrica or don t get it but I wanted to try it anywayI marked some interesting pages and parts but everything else nope This blew my mindI was at a local bookshop with a friendn a blustery day in December We both grabbed the book at the same time and sat there Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light on the floor flipping page to page reading it togetherIt is Lovely It is shockingly laidut at times hard to see for it Itinerari nel sacro. L'esperienza religiosa giapponese overwhelms you Other times you feel like you can t seem to get enough so that you wish to climb into the words themselves 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 r thing section f the category Bad Land of nouns Bad poetry almost invariable deals with the idea section T S Eliot startedut Book 5 Lettere: 1942-1943 of his long poem Paterson with the injunction No ideas but in things It is a retellingf the golden rule L'ipocrisia dell'Occidente. Il Califfo, il terrore e la storia of 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 re willing to accept the ambiguity inherent in that idea Many poets are not willing to do so for fear that either a the reade 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 to 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 himr this book it will never leave me said 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 revi. The greatest Americans Have not been born yet They are waiting uietly For their past to die. Nging the present His for in many households wisdom no longer comes with age really reminded me f the in many households wisdom no longer comes with age really reminded me f the 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 parents Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (Critical Heritage) on board with their cause because thelder generation was afraid to get into trouble Just like John Lewis Saul wants us to get into good trouble He says we have to demand Pasto nudo our families backur rituals back Escaping Me our cultures backur language back round Goodbye Marianne of 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 supporterf The Maxx: Maxximized Vol. 3 organized religion but I would actually argue for Saul here and say that he is not necessarily against religion per se just religionf 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 Il cacciatore 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 The Unscratchables 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 Therapy out the partsf age The Hug old scripts And that maybe people have to actut these parts because they are written but we can still find space to riff The Resurrection Tree and Other Stories 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 Autostop con Buddha: Viaggio attraverso il Giappone of all the wonderful things Saul reflects in this poem He stresses the importantf words Speak the Ocean 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 Newark's Little Italy: The Vanished First Ward of freedom must be payed with the courage to stand alone I am honestly dazzled by the vast amountf truth that Saul knocks ut as if it were nothing And lastlywhat happens to a society when mystery is labeled as evilit yields an ever connected chain f false labels and misinterpretationsthe indigenous are labeled as savage terrorist and plotted againstthe Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story open hearted are manipulated into slaverythe vulnerable are penetrated by forcef lawwhy do you pledge with a covered heart when it needs be Second Sight (Circle of Three, openedOh man through writing this review I fell in love with this piecef art and Saul as a person all Strife 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 Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath out to this man 3 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 ramblingsf a man after a kiss There is a lot Baby Colossus (Short Story) 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 Roy Al of religion in generalr 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 Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age on the person and how they use it and interpret it I am very glad town a copy f this book I can tell I m going to be re reading it again and again 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 nly half this book made sense to me and typically that would infuriate me this was just absolutely GORGEOUS Williams had me from page Apple Training Series one 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 centeredn a love story but grew so much in these 182 pages Highly highly HIGHLY recommend and i m going to go read his A Little Bit Psychic: Pride Prejudice with a Modern Twist other two poetry books that Iwn right no. 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