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    Aesop Rock

    This is Aesop Rock, he's an MC from New York City and in my opinion the man is a true poet...i've never heard anyone put words together like him...you should listen to him now.

    This is for the person who got mad at me for posting a joke poem, but i take this very seriously

    "6B Panorama"

    I WAS SITTING ON MY FIRE ESCAPE AND I SAW...

    sturdy bridges, decorated with dirty pigeons
    a vagabond begging for three pennies and a princess
    a junkie tourniquet surgeon urging the needle in
    a batty senior citizen flashing that awful teethless grin
    I saw a corner store merchant rest on a milk crate with a stog'
    a pierced nose, a model with a stalker, cheap hooker, jay walkers
    a table on a sidewalk with four old men slappin' dominos down
    a city, a village, a neighborhood, a ghost town
    I saw vandals catching tags and Puerto Rican flags
    I saw a pregnant woman on the verge of bursting (boom)
    I saw a blind man with a dog screaming 'someday I'll see it all'
    and then he sat down with his hammer and saw
    business men with multi-colored ties, cashmere checks
    a nazi with tattoos on his neck, a Vietnam war vet
    a Caucasian man with a limp and a cane, a pimp with his names
    a thug circus, a pack of shook tourists hugging their purses
    I saw freaks with rainbow streaks in dayglo hair
    a mother smackin' the grin off her child, replaced it with a stare
    a pothole, a storefront with a broken open sign
    a hole in the wall bar kicking drunks to the gutter, it's closing time
    I see a **** up, a bum knuckle up with a taxi driver
    a squatter, a grandfather, an angry right-to-lifer
    I can see the roof garden on the apartment across the street
    and kick myself because somewhere along the way I lost my seeds
    I see a rat, a roach, a bad approach, a happy student
    a black man with a horn and a will to make you sit and listen to it
    I see a little girl on the corner with bubbles, braids and barrettes
    I see a teen mother with similak pacifier and regrets
    oh, a day turned stale, a hammer with a rusty nail, a failed marriage
    a universal brick building slightly off balance
    a challenge, I see a chance to add real colors to my favorite palette
    raise my mighty mallet towards the gods and swing my talons
    I see a crack in the sidewalk
    a slide show of six civilians gripping bottles of gideon
    sitting inside bent meridian
    there's a fun house ooh, a sun spout
    spraying yellow beams above yellow back dreams
    and children in the hydrants
    i see tyrants, I see sirens
    the wall to the glamor standard
    a dead bird, a bent curb
    a bus stop of commuters waiting to have their souls towed off to work
    I seen the slap dash habits of bike messengers paws
    and hug that good leaf on the way to damaged packages, dependence
    oh my lord, I see bandwagons, all aboard
    a carnival amusement park where a heart is a luxury
    I see a gas galaxy huddled behind those pearly doors
    maybe I should sit up on my fire escape a little more
    "Durito says there lies a difference between the Zapatistas and the rest of human beings:where everyone sees an apple, the Zapatista sees a seed, goes and prepares the land, sows the seed and cares for it."
    Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
    From a dawn in the 21st century

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    please post thoughts and if anyone listens to him maybe post your favorite song...this isn't my fav but the poetic element strikes me as he is writing about the world immediately around him...
    "Durito says there lies a difference between the Zapatistas and the rest of human beings:where everyone sees an apple, the Zapatista sees a seed, goes and prepares the land, sows the seed and cares for it."
    Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
    From a dawn in the 21st century

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    I ahve never heard of him before, where can i get a copy of his works.

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    Stanislaw Lem
    1921 - 2006, Rest In Peace.
    "Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible"

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    a record store
    "Durito says there lies a difference between the Zapatistas and the rest of human beings:where everyone sees an apple, the Zapatista sees a seed, goes and prepares the land, sows the seed and cares for it."
    Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
    From a dawn in the 21st century

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    lol
    I have a plan: attack!

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    [BUMP]
    "Durito says there lies a difference between the Zapatistas and the rest of human beings:where everyone sees an apple, the Zapatista sees a seed, goes and prepares the land, sows the seed and cares for it."
    Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
    From a dawn in the 21st century

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    Aesop Rock is truly a great poet. My favorite song is probably the bonustrack on the Daylight EP, I can't recall the name of it, but it's absolutely beautiful.

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    Yup, Aesop Rock is a true modern poet. I won't pretend to know exactly what's big in poetry at the moment (the only straight out poetry I've read is that of Baudelaire, Coleridge and Verlaine), but I'm glad other people (although few in number) appreciate this guy. I may be somewhat biased by the brilliant production on the album though, I guess.

    I also see Tom Verlaine (of Television) and Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) modern day poets, but in completely different ways obviously.

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