Chris Tyrimos

Mercury In Sagittarius - Poem by Chris Tyrimos

Unlit inky Rum, ebony dark chocolate, a Valrhona Grands Crus assortment box.
They keep discussing ‘Science, technology and Backbenchers’ on Radio 4.
Droll John Prescott waxes lyrical, still, best known for his episodes of knee-jerk spasmodic violence.
Pitch black juxtapositions, a collection of symbols in a bewildering equation.

Fountain Pens, fighting and the provenance of that famous Ferrari*.
These adolescent ideas that struck a deal with my constitutional personality.
Tree-houses, train sets, and black tie event fantasies at the Chateau de Fontainebleau.
Mix race girls and Maserati’s in Mayfair, wearing Manolo Blahnik Satin stilettos. C'était prévisible

Spit. Semen. Sangria and Saint Michael the Archangel dances upside down in battle.
Sweat. Sport. Saharan Martini’s and Saint Valentine as a counterweight to the above.
Stretch and do the Sevillanas* dance, platonically without any lust, whatsoever.
Silently perform sign language in a Saturday morning hurricane.

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Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression

Poet's Notes about The Poem


A) 'Provenance of that famous Ferrari'* - Reference to a 1966 Ferrari (Blue convertible, Black hood with the Chinneti Hot Upgrades as factory fitted, from new) 275 GTS, which was owned by both Jane Mansfield and subsequently Eric Clapton. One of 14 right hand drive versions of the model, and within that, even rarer as it was 1 out of 5 that was modified to have certain upgrades from new. Seen in an old collectible car brochure recently.

B) 'The Sevillanas* dance' - A light-hearted dance performed between men and women with its roots in Agrarian and municipal culture. Many of the dances are centred around pre industrial revolution ideas. EG; Village love stories, Quixotic pilgrimages and neighbourly trading and social dramas. It has its roots in Castillian folk music, and is a stable, secure and simple dance; considered by some as a perfect pre-requisite, before tackling Flamenco dancing. In its proper execution the dance is platonic and friendly, and has no place in courting rituals.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 30, 2015

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