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Lost Bob Folder Poem Rediscovered

In Bob Folder, Dream Teens, Poetry, Superintelligent sea cucumbers on April 10, 2011 at 6:32 pm

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Employing the literary archaeological technique of musico-textual analysis, the Center for Folderian Studies has reconstructed a lost poem by the master-poet Bob Folder. Among the poems lost in the infamous Max’s Bob Folder Folder Incident, this poem has been resurrected from a Dream Teens song that used his words for lyrics. (Listen to the song here.)

There was some contention as to whether the song’s lyrics come from a single poem or are the result of merging several together. Dr. Taylor said he believed the lyrics to come from a single poem with the LBaB reference being a list item; this led me to speculate that TtA was also perhaps a list item. Research is ongoing.

Read the poem after the jump.

Strange New Worlds

Athabaskan dithyramb curls into the Dorian mode,
Dark-brown sugar expressions of genetic meaning.
Witness the wrinkle in a waterfall of polished bone.
Puncture an old truth and erase the trademark from off its back
See the mailman, his balls adangle,
The tiny cyclones beneath his skin.
Mention the exquisite fineness in a marmoset’s tongue
Giving birth to strange new worlds

Peppermint-dipped waffle-bark arcs in number rainbow
In a Mountbatten freeway through the Nepalese hills
Busting peasants like baseball bats
Through a terracotta vase full of orange Kool-Aid

The last decent page with a fistful of dandelions
Pranced on the girder, slipped in silk booties
Popped on the pavement like a melon full of blood,
Rose up, flower of undefinable texture,
Transformed the German air, wet and cool,
Into a rosary of mnemonic epiphany
That, thrown, glances off the glass coffeetable
In blood-red sparks while he searches the windows for voices.

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Strange New Worlds (lyrics)

Athabaskan dithyramb curls into the Dorian mode
Dark-brown sugar expressions of genetic meaning
Witness the wrinkle in a waterfall of polished bone
Puncture an old truth
To puncture an old truth
And erase the trademark from off its back
See the mailman, his balls adangle
See the mailman, his balls adangle
The tiny cyclones beneath his skin
The tiny cyclones beneath his
Beneath his skin
Mention the exquisite fineness in a marmoset’s tongue
Giving birth to strange new worlds

To puncture an old truth see the mailman
To puncture an old truth just look at the mailman
Mention the exquisite fineness in a marmoset’s tongue
Giving birth to strange new worlds
Strange new worlds

Peppermint-dipped waffle-bark
Arcs in number rainbow
In a Mountbatten freeway
Through the Nepalese hills
Busting peasants like baseball bats
Through a terracotta vase full of orange Kool-Aid

The last decent page
With a fistful of dandelions
Pranced on the girder
Slipped in silk booties
Popped on the pavement
He popped on the pavement like a melon full of blood
And I said
Mention the exquisite fineness in a marmoset’s tongue giving
Mention the exquisite fineness in a marmoset’s tongue
Giving birth to strange new worlds

Rose up flower of undefinable texture
Transformed the German air wet and cool
Into a rosary of mnemonic epiphany
That thrown glances off the glass coffeetable
In blood-red sparks while he searches the windows for voices

To puncture an old truth see the mailman
See the mailman see the mailman
Mention the exquisite fineness in a marmoset’s tongue
Giving birth to strange new worlds
Giving birth to strange new
Giving birth we’re giving birth
Giving birth to strange new worlds
Strange strange new strange
Strange strange new worlds
Strange ones giving birth to strange new worlds,
Giving birth giving birth see the mailman
Tiny cyclones underneath his skin
Station wagon aperitif Little Bonk-a-Bonk’s
Impossible boogie barn
Tammy the Arthropod glass wiggles in the sprocket moon
Outside they drink the wild chablis
Tammy the Arthropod goes pee
Little Bonk-a-Bonk’s boogie barn
Mention the exquisite fineness in a marmoset’s tongue
Give birth to strange new worlds

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