Obsidian Eagle's Blasphemous Bazaar - avant-garde poetics, indie publishing, nom-de-plume

Obsidian Eagle's

Blasphemous Bazaar

META-Poems For A New Millennium

<br>META-Poems For A New Millennium<br><br>

The Flagship of Anti-Poetry — est. 2010

Amateur Hour

Amateur (noun):
1. A person who engages in a study, sport, or other activity for pleasure rather than for financial benefit or professional reasons.
2. An athlete who has never competed for payment or for a monetary prize.
3. A person inexperienced or unskilled in a particular activity.
4. A person who admires something; a devotee or fan.

Middle French [1775-85] from the Latin amātor (lover).

Amateur Hour

First and foremost: here's an amateur!

Auteur pour son compte

Lover of les belles arts

(imitator supreme)

Orator des choses sublime.

Borrowed barbs from Baudelaire's flowers —

Ne comprends pas?

More's the pity, old sport.

Behold unbridled puissance;

Douceur gone sour.

Moliere's Misanthropos

Il est tres apropos

Exemplar par excellence

Et aussi le ne plus ultra

Connoisseur covering . . .

Fifteen minutes of shame

Rife with disrespect

For conventional flow

And blatant disregard

Toward savoir de lecteur!

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