Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy birthday to me


The full poem here*.


*Although somehow, I liked the last line more than the entire thing.

11 comments:

Saltwater Blues said...

Happy Birthday!

Wishing you the best of everything,

SwB

Rachna said...

If that is you in the picture-WOW!So you have managed to go the the gym and lost all the unwanted stuff!

Roy said...

HB!
and the last line is the best part...

DewdropDream said...

Happy Birthday!!! Very cool tattoo... and I loved the last line too :)

Chronicus Skepticus said...

SwB: Heeyyyy, thank you! I haven't seen you around in ages. How've you been?

Rachna: Um, it *is* me (or rather, my collarbone) in the picture, but dude, my issue was never the collarbone. It's err...lower down that the problems start. :D

(Although the gym *is* helping...finally, finally! Thank you Jesus!)

Roy: Thank you, and it is, na? Strangely though, a lot of people aren't getting it and assume that the tattoo (and my getting it, therefore)is a little conceited.

People can be so weird.

DewdropDream: Awww, thank you! Twice over! :)

Pri said...

yay a tattoo in english in regular font.

Scherezade said...

Damn! I thought I'd one of Jordan's poems. I think I will get something by Suheir Hammad instead.
Awesome this is. Either that or the word "EXIT" on the ring finger.
:)
(Lovely blog btw)

Scherezade said...

get

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Pri:
Yeah, somehow the exotic fonts thing never did it for me*. Although there was this greek guy at the tattoo parlour who wanted to get the names of two people and an R.I.P above them, and all of it in Devnagari. The names were sort of okay, but since no-one there could figure out a shorter translation of Unki aatma ko shanti mile, they just spelt it out in Devnagari.

As in Aar. Aai. Pee. (In the script)

Super weird it was.

*And I like the whole 'writerly' associations of the typewriter font. Such a wannabe I am sometimes. *sigh*


Scherezade:
Thank you. And I'd say go for it; then we can compare notes. :)

(Well, THAT put a funny picture in my head.)

I haven't read anything by Suheir Hammad. But the 'EXIT' on the ring finger is uber cool.

As for the blog, a very squirmy thank you (it is my very poorly kept shameful secret).

I love yours btw. How I create my father was beautiful.

On an aside, have you read this?

Scherezade said...

Yes I have actually.
It's nice. Very.
Cisneros inspires many!
:)

We must TOTALLY compare notes once I do it.
About the poem - well, I try. (With limited success, I might add.)

Err and my blog is misanthropic nest of evil. (I aim high, don't I?)

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Poetry I don't get. But to have a VISIBLE clavicle is progress.

J.A.P.