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Money Can’t Buy You Love

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I’ve finished a sampler.  I’m not sure whether it ought to be a wedding gift, or a gift to celebrate your divorce.  Probably the latter.  It looks like this.

The quote is from Beau Sia’s slam poem, “A Little-Known Truth About Financial Success.” Like so much slam poetry, reading it isn’t quite the same experience as seeing and hearing it performed.  I wasn’t able to find video of him performing the poem on YouTube, so I guess you’re just going to have to buy a copy of SlamNation, the fabulous documentary created at the National Poetry Slam, which is where I heard it.

Here are the charts for the piece.  The sampler includes a full alphabet, so I suppose, if you wanted to, you could replace the bit of Beau Sia poetry with something a little bit sweeter and nicer, and use it for a non-ironic wedding gift.  But really, what would be the fun of that?


Written by Contented Reader

August 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Posted in Needlework


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