Sunday, August 1, 2010

Come, my love, we have oceans to sail

New York poet, writer, rapper and actor Saul Williams knows. He knows how to capture the flutter of a heartbeat, the anger in a fist and the beauty in a blink. He knows pain, heartache and laughter. He knows how to weave simple words into music.

This summer, I read two of his poetry collections, S/HE and , said the Shotgun to the Head. Both seemed to catch emotions as if they were butterflies, lacing them into the inked words as they float across the pages and then suddenly swarm.
"I have seen the truth
many times
but for the first time
she saw me"
from S/HE

"intelligence is intuitive
you needn't learn to love
unless you've been taught
to fear and hate"
from , said the Shotgun to the Head

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