Black Authors : saul williams

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  1. daroc

    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    has anyone read anyo of saul williams work... includes: she, said the shotgun to the head , the seventh octave

    if u have what are ur thought on his poetry?
    i jus found out about him .....and haven fallen in love wit his pen.......

    here is some of my favorites:

    the greatest americans
    have not been born yet

    they are waiting patiently
    for the past to die

    please give blood
    _______________
    i presented
    my feminine side
    with flowers

    she cut the stems
    and placed them gently
    down my throat

    and these tu lips
    might soon elipse
    your brightest hopes
    __________________
    i write with red ink
    that turns blue
    when the book closes
     
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    i never read any of saul work before
    the flow haven't captured me yet !
    is this a good poet and bring wisdom from
    his vibes ?
     
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    Daroc,

    I never heard of him, but I like the pieces you showed in this thread. What else do you know about him?
     
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    daroc Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thankz for this sound like a deep brutha too
     
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    big thankz for da links as i check this poet/writter out
     
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    I have his book "She". It's very intersting the way he writes. He definately has a way with words. This verse you listed:

    i presented
    my feminine side
    with flowers

    she cut the stems
    and placed them gently
    down my throat

    and these tu lips
    might soon elipse
    your brightest hopes

    is in that book "She". I read that and wondered...."how did he think of that and how did he write it like that"? He's very talented. I want to get another one of his books. Definately check him out if you haven't.
     
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    ...Saul Williams is TIGHT, I love the guy.

    ...check out his film, Slam: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139615

    ...and his album, Amethyst Rock Star, is also nice (a blend of Spoken Word, Hip Hop, Drum 'n' Bass, with some Rock undertones)....and you can check out some of his work at at his site:

    http://www.saulwilliams.com

    ..."Coded Language" being one of my favorites.
    .
     
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    ...yea, that cat has a way with words like Dr. J had a way with a b-ball..lol:


    Saul Williams
    Coded Language

    Whereas, breakbeats have been the missing link connecting the diasporic
    community to its drum woven past
    Whereas the quantised drum has allowed the whirling mathematicians to
    calculate the ever changing distance between rock and stardom.
    Whereas the velocity of the spinning vinyl, cross-faded, spun backwards, and
    re-released at the same given moment of recorded history , yet at a
    different moment in time's continuum has allowed history to catch up with
    the present.

    We do hereby declare reality unkempt by the changing standards of dialogue.
    Statements, such as, "keep it real", especially when punctuating or
    anticipating modes of ultra-violence inflicted psychologically or physically
    or depicting an unchanging rule of events will hence forth be seen as
    retro-active and not representative of the individually determined is.

    Furthermore, as determined by the collective consciousness of this state of
    being and the lessened distance between thought patterns and their secular
    manifestations, the role of men as listening receptacles is to be increased
    by a number no less than 70 percent of the current enlisted as vocal
    aggressors.

    Mother*******s better realize, now is the time to self-actualize
    We have found evidence that hip hops standard 85 rpm when increased by a
    number at least half the rate of its standard or decreased at ¾ of its
    speed may be a determining factor in heightening consciousness.

    Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the
    unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.

    Equate rhyme with reason, Sun with season

    Our cyclical relationship to phenomenon has encouraged scholars to erase the
    centers of periods, thus symbolizing the non-linear character of cause and
    effect
    Reject mediocrity!

    Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which as been given
    for you to understand.
    The current standard is the equivalent of an adolescent restricted to the
    diet of an infant.
    The rapidly changing body would acquire dysfunctional and deformative
    symptoms and could not properly mature on a diet of apple sauce and crushed
    pears
    Light years are interchangeable with years of living in darkness.
    The role of darkness is not to be seen as, or equated with, Ignorance, but with the unknown, and the mysteries of the unseen.

    Thus, in the name of:
    ROBESON, GOD'S SON, HURSTON, AHKENATON, HATHSHEPUT, BLACKFOOT, HELEN,
    LENNON, KHALO, KALI, THE THREE MARIAS, TARA, LILITHE, LOURDE, WHITMAN,
    BALDWIN, GINSBERG, KAUFMAN, LUMUMBA, GHANDI, GIBRAN, SHABAZZ, SIDDHARTHA,
    MEDUSA, GUEVARA, GUARDSIEFF, RAND, WRIGHT, BANNEKER, TUBMAN, HAMER, HOLIDAY,
    DAVIS, COLTRANE, MORRISON, JOPLIN, DUBOIS, CLARKE, SHAKESPEARE, RACHMNINOV,
    ELLINGTON, CARTER, GAYE, HATHOWAY, HENDRIX, KUTL, DICKERSON, RIPPERTON,
    MARY, ISIS, THERESA, PLATH, RUMI, FELLINI, MICHAUX, NOSTRADAMUS, NEFERTITI,
    LA ROCK, SHIVA, GANESHA, YEMAJA, OSHUN, OBATALA, OGUN, KENNEDY, KING, FOUR
    LITTLE GIRLS, HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, KELLER, BIKO, PERONE, MARLEY, COSBY,
    SHAKUR, THOSE STILL AFLAMED, AND THE COUNTLESS UNNAMED

    We claim the present as the pre-sent, as the hereafter.
    We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun.
    We are not afraid of the darkness, we trust that the moon shall guide us.
    We are determining the future at this very moment.
    We now know that the heart is the philosophers' stone
    Our music is our alchemy
    We stand as the manifested equivalent of 3 buckets of water and a hand full
    of minerals, thus realizing that those very buckets turned upside down
    supply the percussion factor of forever.
    If you must count to keep the beat then count.
    Find you mantra and awaken your subconscious.
    Curve you circles counterclockwise
    Use your cipher to decipher, Coded Language, man made laws.
    Climb waterfalls and trees, commune with nature, snakes and bees.
    Let your children name themselves and claim themselves as the new day for
    today we are determined to be the channelers of these changing frequencies
    into songs, paintings, writings, dance, drama, photography, carpentry,
    crafts, love, and love.
    We enlist every instrument: Acoustic, electronic.
    Every so-called race, gender, and sexual preference.
    Every per-son as beings of sound to acknowledge their responsibility to
    uplift the consciousness of the entire ******* World.
    Any utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slain
    Any utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slain

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