Monday, August 22, 2011

There’s a Green to Be Seen With

This is Ken Nordine’s spoken word poem “Green,” from his album Colors, where he waxes poetic (but not in poetry form) about every color from Red to Blue to Ecru to Puce. I like these. They toddle towards beat poetry parody but never quite stumble over that line, and this will not be the only video representation of Nordine’s work that I will be posting here.

I’m starting with “Green” not because it’s the best but because it’s the first of Nordine’s color ditties that I ever heard. The later ones get interesting.

“We should spend the better part of our time, yours and mine, with a green like this.”

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