Tag Archives: Matthew Louis Roth Poems

We wake with love. We sleep with love… Saturday / November 1, 2014 #SchwervonPoetry

IMG_4257.JPGWe wake with love
We sleep with love

We follow the snakes
Into their holes

We spend so much time
Our clocks are running
Tick-tick. Tock-tick tock-tick
After a while it’s hard
To tell the direction

We share so much bread
Wine flows from one mouth
To two mouths
To three

We feed like baby birds
We fight like baby

The mountains have eyes
The forest is a dark and cloudy soup
It remembers everything

The Mouse is not happy
It is a trap
Don’t listen to the mouse trap

I’m going to make millions
And open an restaurant
That offers free water

We will drink and drink
And feel
Good in the morning.

(This poem was originally recited on November 1, 2014 at Mausefalle 33 1/3 in Bonn, Germany)

Let’s dance this night back From history… Thursday, Oct. 24 2014 / Glasgow, Scotland #SchwervonPoetry


Kissing on blue lips
Run your fingers through
This red horse hair
If you like
Prick you fingers on the
bristles of my coarse sailors beard

No one was born to love you
Like your mother
And she could be jiving too

So let’s have a time
I’ll swing you round the barricade
If you slip me past the judges chambers

You can’t snuggle with a
You can’t slice into
A misty knee deep
New wave evening
On a
Gut stringed ukulele

All the green, yellow, gold and brown
Coming down from the Mountain.
Diving up through the Loch
A green trout wiggling
From each point of my
Sparkley triton.

Let’s dance this night back
From history
And make it the better part
Of more and more of our days

We’ll warm ourselves by the pub fire
And let the waves or worry and care
roll Back across the flat black water

Like looking through a glass table top
We’ll look down at our toes
Wiggling in the cold sauce
At the bottom of  the lake
and say Goodbye

(This poem was originally recited at The Old Hairdressers on October 24, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland)

Toilet engaged… Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 / Norwich, UK #SchwervonPoetry

The toilet was engaged
So we gave it a shower
The shower was engaged
So we used the hose

I’ve been in love many times
Nearly every day

I’ve watched the apples and bananas
Fall from the sky.
Meat puppets dancing
Along the highway
Feasting on kale and rain water

It blows my mind
It blows my mind
How man times
can a mind be blown.
I just can’t say.

A poster on the wall
A hole in a table
The stuffing in a seat cushion
Blowing in the wind
Hanging from a tree
Good construction material
For a nest
I’ve always been a nester
Never much of a houser

Can’t remember what it was
About the Saxaphone that
I loved so much as a child
Not true
It was the loudest instrument
I could get my hands on
I needed it
I needed it to be my voice.

Now we have gigabites
Now we have open source
Voices in our heads
We share everything
There is no need to scream

(This poem was originally recited at The Norwich Arts Centre on October 20, 2014 in Norwich, UK)