Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 14,439 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Cool - Poem by Smoky Hoss

'Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand.'
- Paul Newman from 'Cool Hand Luke'

The evidence being insufficient
foran indicative
capitulation into lassitude
one is left to render via repression
the act of pure patience
as a dignified design
toward a cultured coolness
of doing absolutely nothing
as if it were the grandest task
of an enlightened genius.
... and perhaps,
that's just what it is...

Topic(s) of this poem: calm

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dedicated to the great Paul Newman; love that guy!

Comments about Cool by Smoky Hoss

  • (10/9/2017 11:52:00 AM)

    A million cliche'd sayings come to mind.. I wholely agree that the desire and ability to do Nada is a mark of genius.
    OK, I'll give in.. A body at rest tends to stay at rest. There, now that I've done it, I will retire, shame-faced- back to doing NOTHING much!

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  • (10/1/2017 8:51:00 AM)

    So true. So well written. Good one Smoky. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 15, 2018

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