June 16, 2008

Poetry Minute with Cathy

"We Real Trad" by Cathy of Alex

We real trad. We
always mad. We

don't date. We
tell it straight. We hate din. We
fling sin. We

Razz You. We
Pray soon.

(adaptation of "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks)


Blogger Vincenzo said...


June 16, 2008 6:21 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...


June 16, 2008 9:13 AM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

I'm verklempft!

June 16, 2008 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Wow, I have no words...lol!

June 16, 2008 12:29 PM  
Blogger swissmiss said...

This had been one of my favorite poems. Now it has a completely different meaning!

June 16, 2008 3:36 PM  
Blogger Tom in Vegas said...

Me like poem.

June 16, 2008 4:44 PM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

Do I sense an entry for the I.C.'s Annual Poetry Contest?

June 16, 2008 5:24 PM  
Blogger Our Word said...

Like Swissmiss, that is one of my favorites as well (perhaps because it's one of the few I've been able to memorize).

Although you have to think her last line, "We die soon," applies more to the 60s libreals, don't ya? :)


June 17, 2008 9:46 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Mitchell: I agree. :-) I hope your writing is going well. Missed you at Minnklings. It would be nice to hear your work.

June 17, 2008 10:07 PM  
Blogger Our Word said...

Well, I do give private readings! :) Seriously, thanks for the compliment, Cathy. It is going well, better than I might have expected. (There, I've jinxed myself, so now I can get that fear out of the way.)

But I had high hopes from this project to begin with, so I have no excuse if it doesn't pan out. I will say that it is quite different from what I usually write, although far more in tune with my natural inclinations.


June 18, 2008 8:26 AM  
Blogger The Ironic Catholic said...

This is really funny. Good stuff. Blessings on the blog break....

July 11, 2008 9:30 AM  

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