Saturday, April 24, 2010

I detect the El Supremo from the room at the top of the stairs


The fabulous thing is I got my own room.
Desk, shelves and computer.
I hung up my Macbeth poster.
I hung up my pipe smoker and the pictures of my dad
and my favorite 9/11 photograph.
I carried the fattest dictionary and best books
into the room like brides polygamous.
I beat the blue rug.
With wisteria twisting outside my window now
in peace I can nurse a pleasant greensickness.
I’ve spent too much time enslaved to the staircase.
Ahoy, my sewing basket says goodbye gypsy days!
That pen that’s been traveling the world
behind my ear now has a place to lie down.

17 comments:

Dominic Rivron said...

A creepy Macbeth poster if ever there was one. I'm not sure I'd dare live with it!

S. Thomas Summers said...

Awesome Macbeth!!

Elisabeth said...

We all need a room of our own. Now you can really be free to write.

Kass said...

You have more than one 9/11 photograph? That one is pretty reflective. The room you describe and the figurative attic room you share with nimble nymphs is quite the adventure to look in on.

SarahJane said...

I'll put up some pictures of my room once I get the universe to cooperate. It is great to have your own room. We moved our daughter to a palatial spread in the attic, and our son to her old room, also much more spacious than his, which is now mineallmine.
Kass, I don't have a lot of 9/11 photos, just that one. That said if you check out the link, you'll find some sadly gorgeous ones at Magnum. The one I linked to, though, is indeed my favorite.

ron hardy said...

"...While the poor people sleepin'
All the stars come out at night."
Sarah got a room to write. yes. I love the Macbeth. Any idea what the "El Supremo" refers to in that song?

SarahJane said...

Hi Ron -
I always assumed it was a brand of cigar. Is it not?

Ron. said...

Reefer. definitely.

ron hardy said...

hi Sarah. Either Steely Dan was ahead of the curve and it's a top of the line blunt(lots of drug allusions in their lyrics) as Ron indicated or you're right, I think, a brand of cigar. or both.

SarahJane said...

Ron. is probably right. Never occured to me. I thought it was a cuban cigar. I'm too tired to google it. smile

Dan Rako said...

Sounds like you've got all the bases covered.

Kathleen said...

Yay for the room! I have a tree twisted from black wire and a photograph of a blue dress hanging outside a storefront in New Orleans and a poem collage cut from magazines on the wall in the room of my own.

That is sooooooo Macbeth.

Nic Sebastian said...

'brides polygamous' - I love that! Congrats on the new room!

NE said...

It looks more Sendak than Shakespeare, but maybe we can say that the wild things are in Macbeth, too.

SarahJane said...

I first saw this Macbeth poster at a show in my husband's hometown in Italy about 28 years ago. We both liked it and the next day I thought I'd go back and buy it. But of course the show had closed. I found it years later on the Internet.

BJeronimo said...

Woolfe could not have said it better. It sounds like a wisteria festooned nook of eden. Your son doesn't know what he's leaving behind, lucky for you.

ArtSparker said...

The poster is amazing, It's a graphic idea I have played with myself.We all need plateaus, congratulations on yours.

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