how to pay for Dom Perignon

October 26, 2006

before you place
money in hand –
blow off the dead
like dust


11 Responses to “how to pay for Dom Perignon”

  1. davidbdale Says:

    Holy crap that’s a poem.
    12 syllables, perfect title, indispensable photo.
    Taken altogether, genius moment.
    Thank you, I’m squirming.

  2. qazse Says:

    thank you David.

    I think one of the photo’s strengths is in its simple juxtaposition of divergent circumstance. One soul is carrying a bag of rice, the other is dying for lack of it.

    Regarding the poem. We all should examine our spending. We are all wealthy compared to the beggar child.

    please stop by again

  3. twitches Says:

    Definitely works with the picture.

  4. wow; what an amazing and sad sad photo. really enjoy the focus of your blog

  5. qazse Says:

    I agree, the photo is powerful. I wish I knew who to credit.

    Thank you for the comment re the focus of the blog.

  6. kimtelas Says:

    I have read this poem with the photo many times since you posted it. It takes me time to find words when I experience something strongly. Not strongly, sometimes art feels like your soul got socked.

    Much better.

    The crystallization of your poem with the photo is a moment of perfect expression of reality.

    Now: We put you on that show: How did they do that??


  7. qazse Says:

    Hi Kim, sorry I haven’t been around much – still without my own computer.
    thank you for the kind comments. A lot of my stuff is a last minute convergence of various items. I have been playing with different angles on the theme of “blowing off the dead” for several years. The picture I used on an earlier post ( if you want to love Jesus ) and it was always in the back of my mind. Dom came at the last minute.

  8. kimtelas Says:

    Hi qazse,

    I am sure I do not need an apology. We all have lives and even though online is the now and the future I always ask my students if they have online access, not everybody does!

    I often think that cutting creativity comes at “the last minute”. Also, sometimes I think things feel like the last minute but in actuality they have been fermenting and are now cooked. That is what your convergence reminds me of.

    Thank you,


  9. Jules Says:

    Disturbing photo…mixed with powerful words. That pit in my stomach is my soul getting “socked.”

  10. awils1 Says:

    How horrifing, an essence of ‘how do we sleep at night’.

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