[Editor's Note: This is the ninth of 10 current Canadian 'blockbuster poems' running each Friday in The Tyee. Find out about the idea of the series and read the previous poems here.]
Dubai Sega Canfor's poison spill
Sabre jet Glock 'n' dog basement
Shaft a lice coming rye eye die opener
an mare nicked salty
nick be halt ten
inter Rick stupor
Duran from suit naming mine
Mr. Lehrer dirt hat ta!
schlemiel peters de-shat in
den tofu dervish
divorce haul WAP-ing yay dirtbike
her stain Mustafa.de & fuzzy jazz harbour
, wonder garter belt have shied nay
eying Nixon mayor for Aruba
Inner. sea order higher shave
swear, un-sandie braise sue leg'n onion
nuns drank ibis piss door given rice
her brand t-shirt store touch gas, finicky
house gang. dats conte emit knee
vague zoo macho hen dirt mic 'interrupted
is her father's rapping, feed her off my
den Laden brandish life beer aint I?
stealth foreign vermin sick mith
27 IV 07
Two pages from Benjamin Sonnets, BookThug, 2010.
Note: the poems in Benjamin Sonnets are homophonic translations of Walter Benjamin's childhood memoir, Berliner Kindheit um neunzehundert (1938). Find out more about the famous philosopher essayist here.