February 18, 2009

Comments on my Rutherford B. Hayes poem: "you are too talented to waste your talent on porn."

I posted my Presidents Day doggerel poem as a note on facebook (click on the bottom of the photo of Rutherford B Hayes to read the original poem), & this amazing conversation was spawned in the comments section:

S__ Welsch at 3:45pm February 16
James, you are too talented to waste your talent on porn. I see a great future for you as a poet if you could clean your act up.

J__ Welsch at 4:26pm February 16
Porn!! Doggerel poetry hardly qualifies as pornographic, mom!

S__ Welsch at 4:45pm February 16
James, I meant this as a compliment. Your poetry is very clever; I guess that I just don't like some of your choice of words. It seems like porn to an old fuddy duddy like me.

J__ Welsch at 5:02pm February 16
Which words don't you like? I understand "turnip" is very suggestive, & that beards in general appear all over pornography. As far as content, tho, there's naughtier jokes in shakespeare.

S__ Welsch at 7:37pm February 16
James, Scott just read it and agrees with you. However, when he read it out loud to Maria, she agreed with me. It must be a gender issue. I don't like using words about a woman's anatomy and discussing what would be done with it. I know I am a prude, but I can't even repeat what I don't like. However, you are very clever. Scott liked your poetry.

J__Welsch at 12:50pm February 17
Scott is a man of cultivated tastes! Also, Liam wrote to me: "there is nothing wasteful about porn. why is porn a bad word? i see a great future for you as a porn star , if you would just give up on that poetry nonsense".

2 comments:

Brains said...

It's true you will become our national bard and your awesomeness must not be contained. But be nice to mother.

ß. Andrigon said...

I wrote her an apology via e-mail, also warning her to avoid my Naughty Valentines & my hip-hop album.