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Poetry Club w/Charles Luden

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Ernie November in the early days (Photo: Charles Luden)

(On  Philosophers)  (On  Zealots)

I have a slight understanding of a few things
but don’t know much
Just put in earplugs when they preach
Charles Luden • 4-16-15 • at Granite City

Poetry Club with the Ludeness!

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Still  Evokes  A  Memory

Saw BZ on bass at the Sunbird Lounge last night

Remember you on mandolin at the J&M years ago

So many nights between those events

Nations have born and died

But the power chord and

Slippery mojo workout remain

Charles Luden

                          March 3, 2000

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Note: Larry the Z is Larry Zierath

BZ is Butch Zierath

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The above poem is a sequel to one in my first book Virgin Death published in 1977.

The poem is:

Larry  The  Z’s  Mandolin  Evokes  A  Memory

Your mandolin rings my ears

Like an old Gypsy dancer, once.

She came up and pinched me

Since we spoke not so much.

I remember her nervous hand

Which she probably didn’t want.

Charles Luden

Chuck Luden’s poem about naming rights . . .

I don’t like selling naming rights for public places.

I don’t like changing street names or other place names.

I like strip joints and rock n roll in general.
For specifics call me.
 
                     Charles Luden • 2-20-15
Also, NPR had a great piece on the ‘Mars’ South Dakota Ads.

Poetry Club w/Charles Luden

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A  Bang  Bang  Morning  Missive

I know you want to do the humpty dance, but can you?

If you ain’t strutting your stuff, what are you doing?

Last night did you go flyin’ without leaving the airport?

Now it’s morning and peaches are the breakfast fruit.

How did the rags get in the garbage without being used?

How did you polish that thing off standing alone by the window?

What did you mean when you said it’s not Christmas and it’s not cold?

Does that matter today if there’s no convertible waiting?

How old are you if you don’t remember the beast in the wagon?

Who are you?

Charles Luden • 3-14-15 • at Black Sheep

Poetry Club w/Chuck Luden

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Early  Morning  Report

I just got a spam message from Dorothy Boom.

To avoid a real boom I deleted it unread like maybe blue.

Yep, it’s gone down some dark drain on my screen’s left.

Will never know Dorothy’s real noise or true color,

a special time perhaps missed only imagined.

Charles Luden • 03-28-15 • at Black Sheep

Poetry Club w/Charles Luden

Luden riding the pine in ’79
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My  History  in  Medicine 
I can supply pretend medications
for your pretend maladies 
if you pay me pretend money.
I’m a pretend doctor.
 
             Charles Luden
                   2-15-15
             at Black Sheep

An Email from Charles Luden

Greetings:

I peeled these possible poetry book titles from my current notebook.  Probably won’t use them, but I enjoy thinking them up. 

Dogs in Pajamas

The Girl with Big Fingers
Space Rabbit
Dangerous Poems Ahead
Spark Driven Platypus
Sneezing in the Falling Snow
Truncated Metaphor
The Sons of Angela
Turd Ape
Penguination: The Art of Becoming a Penguin
A Tight Group of Colored Dots
 
Sincerely,
Charles Luden

Poetry Club w/Charles Luden

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The beginning is where I began.

Began what?
That is the question.
I became.
I met a small frog named Lucy,
my first memory.
The stories have not ended yet.
Winter is very hard on my friend.
I’m enduring just fine.
My favorite poem has no words yet.
Please wait.
I think I can hum it backwards.
     
                  Charles Luden
                    Jan 8, 2015
             at Black Sheep Coffee

The Annual Postcard is back!

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Charles Luden & I brought back the Annual/Holiday/Christmas postcard. You will be seeing them in the mail soon.

Poetry Club w/ Charles Luden

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At  The  Next  Table

 
She’s fingering her hair,
but is it real
Just a minute I’ll ask her.
Damn, she slapped me.
What’s that mean?
I still like her.
She has passion,
and a purple blouse.
 
                         Charles Luden
                                6-30-14
                          at Black Sheep