Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Absolution Of JLB

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Frame 371 - The Zapruder Film 

"Hauling ass to save her ass." (Lenny Bruce on Frame 371)

Irish whispered
Equestrian cork.
Maternal loyalty

Black wall
Street Jack.
Father figured

Daring child
Hood devil.
Parisian dancer

Interior white
House design.
Ladies first

Birthday boy
President Baker.
Heaven's fury

Pink Coco
Chanel hue.
Jack's view

JLB threw
LBJ through.
In flight

Bitch Maria
Callous queen.
Hell's scorn

Never briefly
Shining again.
American royalty

Jacqueline Lee
Bouvier Kennedy.
Onassis' Aristotle

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier: July 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994.

Abraham Zapruder. The Zapruder Film. November 22, 1963.
Caroline Kennedy. The Best Loved Poems Of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis. Hyperion. 2001.
David M. Skover. Ronald K.L. Collins. The Trials Of Lenny Bruce: The Rise And Fall Of An American Icon. Source books MediaFusion. 2002.
Jacqueline Kennedy. Historic Conversations On Life With John F. Kennedy. Hyperion. 2011.
Vincent Bugliosi. Four Days In November. Norton. 2007.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014


By Rory A.A. Hinton

"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."

"No rose without a thorn but many a thorn without a rose." 
(Arthur Schopenhauer)

It won't take you
Anywhere you want:
Billionaires to the left
Dealing with the right,
Morgan was the Fed
Before there was one.

Brief shining moment
MoMA lot made plain:
Political man
Made wealth,
Inside job
Less stress.

Grief stricken torment
Torn against the grain:
Sartorial woman
Trades health,
Inside mob
Stress test.

Unusual suspect
Suspects triangulation:
In between
Even woman in,
And odd man out
Back tricking himself.

Betting the farmed
Family man ran:
Back to his shit
Filled rose upon rows,
Of blown backed thorns
Hurt by feigned liability.

Self-made sabotage
Her proud failure:
Your lost fortune
Teller keeping up,
Appearances disappear
Here in this unjust desert.

"There is nothing in the desert, and no man needs nothing."

Arthur Schopenhauer. Essays And Aphorisms. Penguin Books. 1970.
David Lean. Lawrence Of Arabia. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 2012.
John E. Mack. A Prince Of Our Disorder: The Life Of T.E. Lawrence. Harvard University Press. 1998.
Lewis Hyde. Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth, And Art. Farrar, Straus, and Girous. 2010.
Ridley Scott. Prometheus. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. 2012.
T.E. Lawrence. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom. Vintage Classics. 2008.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Rebirth Of Tragedy

Sexual Personae
Camille Paglia
Penguin Books Ltd,

Review by Rory A.A. Hinton

"She's mad but she's magic." (Charles Bukowski)

Sexual Personae

"Apollo is the Western eye victorious."  (Camille Paglia)

She spoke fear
Fearlessly leaving
Nothing beneath,
Between nor behind
Her past lives.
Mother, father
Husband, friend:
Abused, abandoned
Adultery, assaulted.

He heard all
Always every word
Howled heretofore,
For there is no lie in her
Dionysian fire.
Dickinson swallow
Flying south:
Nesting your verse
A live universe.

She sat ruling
Rulers measured
Upper and lower,
Mistress lady
Of all womb men.
Black eyes closed
Tenderness exposed:
Smiting her enemies
Captive audience.

He lied still
Stilling her lion
Sphinx immovable,
Presents her
Apollonian ice.
His eye shadows
Eye-lined Nefertiti:
Connoisseur of her

Camille Paglia. Sex, Art, And American Culture. TVO. 2010.
Camille Paglia. Sexual Personae: Art And Decadence From Nefertiti To Emily Dickinson. Penguin Books Ltd. 1992.
Charles Bukowski. Women: A Novel. Ecco. 2007.
Friedrich Nietzsche. The Birth Of Tragedy. Dover Publications. 1995

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Madness For Breakfast

By Rory A.A. Hinton


Time of the month.
Crime of the century
Twenty one, two, three
Counted the seconds out
Within the waiting place.

Pictured frames spoke
Ten thousand words
Certified just for you.
You, Doctor Martin,
Ate madness for breakfast.

Hovered hen-like,
Zen liked this chick
Chirping ruse her.
Crazy Cock a doodled
On a prescription pad.

Protected professionally,
Consented confessionally
Compacted universe, where
Every pretty thing
Broken was spoken.
Nothing over looked    
Like mid-wife strife.
Life teaches care
Full of the broken eggs,
And the deepest words.

His less was always more
The most attempted to offer.

Martin Theodore Orne: 1927 - 2000.

Anne Sexton. The Complete Poems. Mariner Books. 1999.
Henry Miller. Crazy Cock. Grove Press. 1994