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The Headless Greenlandic Horseman

The Headless Greenlandic Horseman A Meditation in 6 parts. Avalanche I. The sky is starry The night is scary I'm very afraid of the living dead; On a mission; or Fugitives in the city II. The headless Greenlandic horseman speaks Kalaallisut very well indeed, plus Dansk and English! What a man! A polyglot he is! Yes, sir! Although he Is evil and wants to behead Mr. Donn Oh! How horrible! How horrible! The reason being, Donn owes him plenty of money. More than 500.000 bucks! Camera Obscura III. Mikko Donn (whose dad is Finnish) is a fugitive in the city & Hansen, the cowboy from Kalaallit Nunaat, is his hunter; 500.000 U$ is that debt's figure, folks; Oh! This is horrid! Truly horrid for sure! I contemplate upon this very jittery and jumpy Oh, I am scared! Oh, yes! I am scared! Donn's head is at stake--because he's a debtor; Another headless man? And multilingual again? Isn't that whimsical? A headless man wants to decapitate another man and both speak many superb languages! That's admirable! Yes, sir! Spasmodic Apostrophes IV. Ave Hansen, Morituri te Salutant anthropologizing, vexillologizing; Well, Donn's head is still extant. Though, I dare ask, for how long? Equestrian Interregnum V. Fear is what Donn feels even down to his heels; He feels he's gonna puke even though he is a duke! The philanderer's philter will save him no longer The Greenlander and his plug are after him; There's no escape--the event is rather grim; He is doomed. Period. Good-bye, fishmonger! Hurkle! Hurkle! Hurkle! VI. Donn's head is safe now. Why? Because of my idea; Donn is a fish vendor and has a friend who is a surgeon; Therefore, I suggested "What about implanting a fish's head on Hansen? Wouldn't it be nice?" Donn okayed what I said & called his friend, Mr. Sherry, the surgeon. Hansen accepted. They made a deal. Besides the fish's head, Donn has to teach Hansen Suomi, a perfect language. And that's how this tale ends. Hansen and Donn became friends and ate partridges together.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/13/2014 1:04:00 AM
This poem has captivated me with its hot mess of a form. The lines, though at times clash, mesh and sound great together. Bravo!
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Date: 5/6/2014 6:47:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Ivo
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Date: 4/16/2014 4:58:00 AM
Ivo, I see you are relatively new to this site. I welcome you. This is an interesting first submission.
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Date: 4/11/2014 5:46:00 PM
A great first offering, welcome to the soup, you will fit in nicely.
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Date: 4/11/2014 4:18:00 PM
Welcome to PoetrySoup. If you want more people to read your poems... Put some in the contests... People will get to know your here by leaving comments on others poems and by entering those contests.
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Date: 4/9/2014 10:18:00 PM
Ivo, , Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will find much delight, in reading and in time become familiar with your poetry. At this very moment, I will greet you with the same smile, other poets passed when I first join the soup 4 years ago. I wish you the best when it comes to your writings. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 4/9/2014 1:37:00 PM
I notice that you are a new member on Soup Ivo, so welcome. There are many poets here and you will have no trouble making friends. Reciprocal appraisal helps a lot. // This poem is quite original; I like it, and even so i'll read again to savour properly :) Notice below the comment I posted re editing, etc. cu around. // paul
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/9/2014 6:28:00 PM
Oh I was going to say that you might be Argentinian, but forgot to insert it (Oriundi). Yes I write a lot in Maltese, but lately I have been writing mostly in English; I write in Italian as well, but very rarely (more songs than poems).
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Ivo Cosentino
Date: 4/9/2014 6:11:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words and your help on editing Yes my surname is Italian yet I'm an Argentine. Many people in Argentina have Italian grandparents, greatgrandparents & Italian origin like myself. My English is imperfect therefore I apologize. I'll do my best with my writings. Maltese language is wonderful. I saw texts and heard people speak it. It looks and sounds beautiful. Have you written poetry in Maltese as well?
Date: 4/9/2014 4:40:00 AM
- Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Ivo :) - I choose your first well written poem - Nice to meet you :) - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- PoetrySoup Rule1: Be kind and keep PoetrySoup a haven. PoetrySoup is a drama free zone(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/9/2014 3:06:00 AM
IVO, ,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community, as I did when I first join, March 2010. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry ha-ha a special pair:) here's the link to the contest page. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_contests/ <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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