Monday, December 28, 2009

Lovely the Ballerina

The petite dog ensconced near the fireplace
Lovely the ballerina symmetrically upon the foot stool nearby
blowing smoke rings aside her head
camel cigarette butts stuffed in an ashtray
we shared the bottle of tequila
there was no fire burning
just candles flickering
reflect off silver christmas balls
listening to catholic girl confessions
there was no cloaked anonymity
lovely whispered about years at the University
“Ritalin perfect for last minute college papers.” (laughing)
texts books you can’t bare to read
she hard pull the camel
no surprise she was stripping @ Norma Jean’s alongside butter
or hosting illegal poker rooms
strictly for Baltimore ballers
and by invitation only
not shocked to find bongs and left over seeds
from the sweetest weed ever smoked
or selected pieces
from victoria secrets
meticulously placed in her special drawer
suffering from my own cinderella complex
lovely vowed to conquer
by confessing without remorse to mother

© 2009 Lepadah

Monday, December 21, 2009

Perfectly petite living in New York City.

Perfectly petite living is how I'm living. I have downsized significantly and realize that bulky overbearing furniture takes away from the energy of space. Leaving very little room for a more free and serene atmosphere. After unpacking boxes of collected memories everything from great grandma's wooden chicken boxes, the numerous mason jars I vowed never to throw away; eventually keeping three. I stood boxed in by boxes, torn furniture, too many chairs, dishes, literally hundreds of glasses, clothes, boxes of photographs, childrens toys,bikes, skates, sleds and thousands of books. My books and music I did not purge; that I kept happily. Frustrated at my own rat packing over the years I desperately needed to clear the clutter and begin again with a whole new perspective to space. Practicing minimalism in the beginning is mind altering but is proving to be an ultimate challenge that I plan to keep no matter where I live. Keep it green and simple.

Peace Lepadah

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cmon Brothers/Sisters of the word...

6th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading

January 1, 2010
2:00 pm

The Poetry Project
at St. Marks Church
131 E. 10th Street
New York NY 10003

Poets and performers this year include Ammiel Alcalay, Bruce Andrews & Sally Silvers, Penny Arcade, Arthur’s Landing, Ari Banias, Jim Behrle, Charles Bernstein, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Ana Bozicevic, Donna Brook, Michael Brownstein, Franklin Bruno, Tyler Burba, Peter Bushyeager, Reuben Butchart, Callers, Yoshiko Chuma, Church Of Betty, Michael Cirelli, Todd Colby, John Coletti, CAConrad, Brenda Coultas, Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle, Mónica de la Torre, Mina Pam Dick, Steve Dalachinsky, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Maggie Dubris, Douglas Dunn, Marcella Durand, Steve Earle, Will Edmiston, Joe Elliot, Christine Elmo, Laura Elrick, Maggie Estep, Avram Fefer, Jess Fiorini, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Foamola, David Freeman, Ed Friedman, Greg Fuchs, Joanna Fuhrman, Cliff Fyman, Kelly Ginger, Pepi Ginsberg, John Giorno, Philip Glass, John Godfrey, Toby Goodshank, Nada Gordon & Gary Sullivan, Stephanie Gray, Ted Greenwald, Tim Griffin, Miguel Gutierrez, John S. Hall, Janet Hamill, Robert Hershon, Tony Hoffman, Lisa Jarnot, Paolo Javier, Patricia Spears Jones, Pierre Joris, Adeena Karasick, Erica Kaufman, Lenny Kaye, John Kelly, Aaron Kiely, David Kirschenbaum, Bill Kushner & Merle Lister, Susan Landers, Joan Larkin, Dorothea Lasky, Denizé Lauture, Joel Lewis, Brendan Lorber, Michael Lydon, Kim Lyons, Dan Machlin & Serena Jost, Filip Marinovich, Chris Martin, Gillian McCain, Legs McNeil, Tracey McTague, Taylor Mead, Jonas Mekas, Sharon Mesmer, David Mills, Rebecca Moore, Tracie Morris, Will Morris, Eileen Myles, Jess Mynes, Elinor Nauen, Murat Nemat-Nejat, Jim Neu, Geoffrey Olsen, Dael Orlandersmith, Richard O’Russa, Yuko Otomo, Gary Parrish, Simon Pettet, Nicole Peyrafitte & Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Kristin Prevallet, Brett Price, Arlo Quint, Elizabeth Reddin, Evelyn Reilly, Citizen Reno, Bob Rosenthal, Douglas Rothschild, Tom Savage, Michael Scharf, David Shapiro, Frank Sherlock, Elliott Sharp, Nathaniel Siegel, Christopher Stackhouse, Stacy Szymaszek, Anne Tardos, Susie Timmons, Edwin Torres, Rodrigo Toscano, Tony Towle, David Vogen, Nicole Wallace, Lewis Warsh, Phyllis Wat, Karen Weiser, Simone White, Emily XYZ, Don Yorty, Rachel Zolf & more t.b.a.

This event will be held in the Sanctuary. General admission $18, Students & Seniors $15, Members $10.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lepadah's $1,000 old news... I was so pleased w/my damn self.

N.Y. / Region
Art & Design
Real Estate

Turning a Phrase
By C. Gerald Fraser
Published: June 22, 1987

Today, James Earl Jones, winner of this year's Tony Award for best actor in a play for his work in ''Fences,'' will read poetry by August Wilson. Mr. Wilson also won a Tony for writing ''Fences,'' the story of how one father sternly nurtures his son. Reading her own poetry will be the poet and playwright who wrote ''For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf,'' Ntozake Shange. Esther Rolle is to be the host in Theater Four at 424 West 55th Street at 7:30 P.M.
Also included in the evening is the presentation of the 1987 McDonald Literary Achievement Awards to Sylvia M. Cunningham of Los Angeles for her play, ''No Two Way Ticket;'' Lydia Elizabeth Percy Jones of Brooklyn for her poetry, ''Ladies Room;'' Carmel Simmons of Fresno, Calif., for her fiction, ''In an Unknown Wind,'' and Shannon Richards of Charleston, S.C., for her fiction, ''Social Work.''
Portions of the winners' works are to be read. Admission, free. Information: 246-8545. Derring-Do
Anthony Giaimo says that some of Shakespeare's contemporaries referred to Shakespeare as an ''upstart crow.'' To them, it meant the Bard would not amount to anything. To Mr. Giaimo, the term represents ''the spirit of audacity'' and he has named a new theater company, of which he is producing director, Upstart Crow.
The company's first production is a new play, ''Under the Skin,'' by Betty Lambert. This work focuses on the fight for sexual power in a marriage.
Through July 1, performances of ''Under the Skin'' are to be Monday through Friday at 8 P.M. and Saturday at 7 and 10 P.M. at the Perry Street Theater, 31 Perry Street. Admission, $8. Information: 982-1661.

Awards for 3 Black Writers
Published: June 25, 1987
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Three women whose writing concerns the black experience in the United States are the recipients of the 1987 Literary Achievement Awards, sponsored by the McDonald's Corporation. The recipients, each of whom was awarded $1,000, are Sylvia Cunningham, a playwright; Lydia Elizabeth Percy Jones, a poet, and Carmel Simmons, a novelist.

IBPC 2009

InterBoard Poetry Competition
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Nominating Pimp & Baby Girl

From: cumin (cumin)
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Posted: Nov 08 09 09:40 PM
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Nominating this fine poem by lepadahxxx for the next IBPC.

Pimp & Baby Girl

Hooked won't turn you loose
I won't let you go
hard to say
how many lives perished away
tricked out by my Brooklyn appeal
I deal you steal
your grandma's pension checks
to satisfy the get high
off my most potent shit
that keeps you running down black streets
searching doorways
along deserted blocks
with whores
rolling the stroll
running my track
holding my back
straight you hear
underneath my bridge
many men wait the night fall
gaining access to my family ass
bedizen in skimpy ensembles
switching booty cheeks
moon peeks smile
stiletto skyscrapers grinding asphalt
patent leather black catching the gleam of high beams
mighty mack trucks strobe by
I wait
I pole lean
a bent kangol tipped to the side
hiding one fucked up eye
that shifts without permission
stand looking and licking for cash money
sporting skinny jeans
my Abercrombie & Fitch
sneaker laces unhitched
keeping one eye on the main bitch
I call baby

Baby girl

Yeah, my name Baby
they call me baby
spy calls me a lady
his main woman
I not a child
a silly little girl
I am a woman at twelve
we smoke trees
eat value meals from mickey d's
shop at the coliseum
watch Hannah Montana on tv
he treats me well
I make his money
cause I love my man
oh my job
I'm a whore
his bitch
who is on his track
I party
you know 20 for head
50 for that
(baby stands proudly pointing to her what she calls "pineapple pussy")
finger twisting her weave
just like a little girl

© 2009 Lepadah

Previous nominations
July 2000 IBPC Nominees
Our July entries: "Water Gossip" (D.Ouellet), "Totem" (Hugh Anderson),
"Green" (Dave Ruslander), "Melancholy Winter" (Steve Phillips), "The
Pearl" (Selig), "It's NiGgEr Time" (Lydia E. Percy). Luck to all!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Canton & Barefoot...

A recommendation for those who have a distinct palate will enjoy Domaine de Canton Ginger & Cognac Indochine Liqueur. My favorite buy for the holidays or anytime the case of assorted Barefoot white wine...hmmmmm

Sauvignon Blanc

Pinot Grigio



Friday, December 4, 2009


XIAO - The Sequel

the little child with no name
sits on a wooden chair
lost and disconnected
outside of himself there is no comprehensive conversation
a relic
sweet treat are given daily
discipline mishandled by a granny
who always changing faces
who sits picking fingers to bleed
caught in her own world of woe
unfolding dirty doilies
reliving her own ugly sins
bible pressed to her breast
asking God why
doing her best
there is no rest
to sooth spirits
devil's tattooed
ramshackle thoughts of a beautiful mind
sketches of new york city train map
done by the little child
sitting on the wooden chair
with no name

© 2009 Lepadah

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator of El Topo The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator of El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
El Topo let me say a must see & read the book. Introduction to this movie years ago...Those that know ... know.

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Our Lady Of The Flowers Our Lady Of The Flowers by Jean Genet

A interesting writer ...I think. So devious. Challenge read the French version. (smile) WHOA

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