poems are from Mortensen's book, Recent Forgeries. You
can listen to more viggo mortensen poetry from the CD
that is included with the book. Listening to Mortensen recite his
poems in a variety of ways is interesting. One thing for sure,
hearing his poems read or sang aloud adds another way to appreciate the
poems. For example, you can enjoy track 16 from the CD--the enjoyable, easygoing
guitar instrumental layered with other sounds. Then track 17 is like
the opposite -- indistinguishable words being said only to be ended with the voice mail
message that is disconnected.
Here are examples that were
not given titles:
ARE SWEATING IN YOUR SLEEP
OUR RENTED BED
A LOST SUMMER CLOUD
BY A JET HEARD
WHEN IT'S GONE.
BIRDS ABOVE THE WATERFALL
MIST FROM GIANT LEAVES
FLY OVER THE EDGE.
Viggo Mortensen Index