Fat Naked Poetry

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Brothers and sisters, a new age of poetry is upon us! The paradigm has shifted, and the rules of old no longer apply! Shakespeare has been dead for who knows how long now, and so has what’s her face and that other dude! Why are we still so uptight about the rules of rhyme schemes and themes and sonnets and writing about flowers and puppies and butterflies and all that goody-goody silliness and literary jive that they set down for us? They’ve served us well, but it’s time to move beyond that. It’s time to embrace the new! It’s a new age we are living in, man! I’m telling you poetic change has to happen, and it has to happen now!  We are a scant two years from the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, and life as we know it may very well be altered beyond all recognizable prophesies! So why cling to these out of date ideas? Why?

We need a new Shakespeare! A New Rudyard Kipling! A new Emily Bronte and a new Robert Frost! We need somebody who sees life for what it really is and cares enough to tell the truth about it! We need a poet for our times! Who’s with me on this? We need a poet for The Gunaxin Age!

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The new Shakespeare?

The good news is, brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen, I found him. I think I did anyway; his name is Jim Larsen and he seems pretty promising. There’s this book he wrote – Fat Naked Poetry, and it’s good. Oh Lord, is it good. It’s what the world needs, right when it needs it. It’s full of all kinds of poetry – good poetry!  Poetry with titles like, Skanks Don’t Run, Fat Naked Man Doing Tai Chi on the Beach, A Song for Nikki the Slut, and Mauka Billy. Mauka Billy! I don’t even know what Mauka Billy is supposed to be. Is it a poem? A stage play? A short story? Hell, I don’t know. Whatever it is, it’s exciting in its newness. It’s exciting in the sense that it represents the ushering of that new age of poetry I mentioned the world needs. Mauka Billy, God bless you.

Oh yeah, there’s this one poem about a woman’s moon cycle called Moon Over Sara. Imagine that! Whoever Sara is, she must be pretty Goddam flattered by that. If I was a woman, and my name was Sara and somebody took it upon themselves to write a poem about my moon cycle, I know I’d be flattered. Some would argue that Fat Naked Poetry is a book worth owning just for that. I don’t completely agree with that, but I understand why they say it.

So yeah, Fat Naked Poetry. That’s my review of it. I wouldn’t expect you to waste your time reading a write up about it if I didn’t seriously believe it would be something you’d like, being a sophisticated Gunaxin reader as you are. So check it out if you feel inclined. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. See you in the New Age.

Jim Larsen

Contributor at Gunaxin
Jim Larsen began his Fool’s journey in the fall of 2004 when working as a government contractor, he literally heard the call of tarot spoken in his mind with the words “Jim, study tarot.” And Jim listened. Buying his first tarot deck that very day, he put himself on a path that completely altered his life in ways he didn’t see coming. From the government offices of the Washington D.C. metro area to the volcanic jungles of Hawaii, this path has led Jim to such places as India, China, Switzerland and more.

It is has been in his travels that Jim discovered the vast storehouse of esoteric knowledge that we, as incarnated humans, carry within us. Each of us- we all carry in us the wisdom of the ages. This wisdom is there for our benefit. All we have to do is tap into it. Jim’s personal word for this storehouse is “The Silence” for it is accessed through meditation, bliss, joy, and moments of ecstatic joy. It is not reached in those moments when the mind is engaged. It is reached when the mind is quiet and we have no need of thoughts.

It has been through Jim’s exploration of The Silence and his voracious journaling of his encounters there that he has gathered the material for his popular “Knowings from the Silence: Simple Wisdom from an Enlightened Life” series of books as well as his tarot take on The Silence- “What’s Tarot Got To Do With It?: The Fool’s Path to Enlightenment.”

Jim is also the author of “The Double Oh Fool’s Guide to Tarot Mastery” and “Art is the Best Revenge: Poetic Deviance by Jim Larsen.” What’s more, Jim is a renowned poet and humorist on the Big Island of Hawaii. He has dappled in film making, t-shirt design, and has made a name for himself in both improv and standup comedy. Jim is a Reiki Master, Deeksha Blessing giver, tarot card guru, theHonolulu Tarot Card Examiner for Examiner.com and the creator of the Fool’s Path Tarot Deck, available from his website, foolspathtarot.com
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