26 comments on “Primus

  1. I recall that Ray Bradbury wrote a short story about a wealthy Irish man whom the town dispised. His will required that his store of wiskey be burried with him. The towns folk consumed it at his wake, then went to his grave and pissed it all back on him. Similiar sentiment to your poem.


    • thanks for reading and commenting, Oscar – it’s exciting to think I might have been channeling Bradbury – I read him long ago but perhaps something remained in my mind


      • I heard an interview with a film maker (did not catch his name, his movies included “The Avengers”) who has come out with a version of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”). He talked about how this play set the precident for so many movies since the 1930’s with the reluctant lovers whom everyone else is trying to push to fall in love. Sometimes, those cultural references are imbeded in our minds, and come out in our own expressions.


  2. whew! just starting to get caught up on my reading (low energy since kidney stones) – I’m sure glad I didn’t miss this one!


  3. Dear sir,
    I very much liked the poem, though I couldn’t understand everything. The title struck me as it is the name of one of my favourite bands (also the name for a Belgian bear I believe). You have a way with words and it sometimes reminds me of Tom Waits, do you know him by any chance? Keep up the good work.
    Kind regards,



  4. wonderful use of language, Paul. mendicant is a word I love but so rarely seen used these days, it is more poetic than ‘beggar’ but still has a humble feel to it. great poem, sir. best wishes from baldy


  5. It’s been a while since I’ve read your blog. Looks like I have missed a lot! NaPoWriMo has brought me back on the yellow brick poetry road.

    What a marvellous line: “the unadorned print of your much pissed on grave”.

    Happy to be back 🙂

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