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Sunday, June 3, 2012

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I got an email from Nadja a few days ago with forwarded emails asking if it was I that sent them, No, but twas my doppelganger. At first in the conversation between Nadja and my dop she was playing around thinking it was me. But then the realization that she was joking around with a total stranger kicked in.

This has sparked some amusing emails between her and I. Needless to say she now knows her folly, and her family knows, and her blog followers know.

My dop contacted her because of the interview she did with me (my first and to date only interview). That Chris McQueeney Googled his name and ran across the interview. Turns out he also writes and wanted to give her his material to read. At one point he says something like “I want to be the best Chris McQueeney at writing” Ok, the gauntlet has been thrown down; bring it on Chris McQueeney join me in the battle of words!

In all seriousness I am inviting Chris to contact me, comment, or write something that I can post on my site. I may even start a regular segment entitled “just the two of me, pros and mo from the two Chris’s”

Thanks Nadja

On A completely separate subject I opened my dashboard today and there were a whole slew of posts from poets writing in response to a post on the mag. Every Sunday Tess posts an image for poets and pros writers to work with and this week the image was a photog’s (Klaus Enrique Gerdes) remake of  Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s painting Vertumnus, a portrait of today.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Giuseppe Arcimboldo (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe artʃimˈbɔldo]; also spelled Arcimboldi) (1527 – July 11, 1593) was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books – that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject.

Seeing the image brought me straight back to walking through the Louvre Museum trying to find the Mona Lisa. Just before the Mona room Two or three of Giuseppe’s paintings were hung on the wall. Never before in my life had I seen anything so creative, a Man brought to life from roots and branches, and another from vegetables.
Having seen those amazing works of art I was very disappointed by the Mona Lisa…some other time I will go more in-depth about why, let’s just say total let down!

Of things that could never be

Voices from afar
Singing of peace and love
And harmony
Speaking in eulogy
Of things that never could be
Voices from afar
The screams tearing through me
Of my brothers
Whose voices are stilled

Chris Mcqueeney    6/3/12    1:18 P.M.


Brian Miller said...

oh man def an emotional write in your verse....the voices to me are of ghosts it seems...lots of intensity there...

pretty funny on the doppleganger...smiles...

and nice hit on his other painting...looking forward to your story on mona though...

Anonymous said...

LOL -> having seen those other amazing works of art, i was disappointed by the Mona Lisa tooo funeeee

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Susie Clevenger said...

This is so powerful..I feel the pain, the agony in this.

Tess Kincaid said...

Beautiful write...

Heaven said...

The pictures are quite fascinating though ~

I like the melancholy and reflective write ~ Wishing you a wonderful week ahead ~


Other Mary said...

Will the real Chris please stand up....
good write Chris.

Trellissimo said...

There's many a Green Man around, if you keep your eyes open... LOL

christopher said...

Heh heh heh...

We've gone and created a monster!

The world will never be the same.

Sue said...

Potent words.

And I love the doppleganger story.


Nadja Notariani said...

'My humor knows no shame; no bonds shackle, I am but a willing slave to mirth.'
(Pathetic poetic attempt, I know, but done with zeal. So, ahem, please take with a grain of salt)

Okay, since you are, in fact, a prose-y poet, I'll jump in and attempt to transform the mood of vegetables-on-canvas into a haiku.

Natural bounty
succulent joy of palate
beheld in new light.

Phew! Harder than expected. I'd better stick to romance novels...I can be as wordy as I like. Ha!

That weekly series could be hysterical. You never know...:}
Have a good day.

Helena said...

Lovely verse, Chris. And it's amazing how many doubles there are in internet land - even with a rare surname like mine! I don't get away with it that easily in life though, as I'm an identical twin!!

ps.......let the war of the words begin!!!lol

Wine and Words said...

I am reading another language. I have my cross language dictionary out, and find myself as inadequate as always. None the less...I flip though pages so intent to see what I would see across the table. Your dop, my dop....breathing simpatico air.

Wander said...

Those dam rabbits are
Fucking with me all the time
Sure looks like me though


Kutamun said...

No one said he had to be a white lighter plant man, thanks Wander

Anonymous said...

what a funny story.

and i love the write. :)

She Writes Here Now said...

I love the discovery of the other "you" haha! I remember how disappointed I was when I found out there was organization already called She Writes. Damn!! I thought I had an original name :).

Rabbits? Are you reading Watership Down?

Tell us the Mona Lisa story :).
I am not familiar with Giuseppe's work but wanna be. Love it.

She Writes Here Now said...

PS poignant verse.

Wander said...

I wrote an argumentative essay for school and it is on my blog... Fluffy
While defefending it I was asked If I had been inspired by Watership Down...I had never in my life heard of it. At the end of the term my writing professor presented me with his first edition copy in front of the class :-)

Chris McQueeney said...

This is the other Chris McQueeney (again). I just posted a long comment but don't see it. If I fucked it up I apologize. You can get my email from Nadja....I just sent her an email as well.

Wander said...

Chris... I have a full schedule today...I'll try to email you this evening