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  • evalynparry.com / Quaker Flavour
    Quaker fade These are the questions that plague my seeking questioning Quaker mind and at three in the morning or around that time I start to find more queries that answers like was that voice I thought I was hearing in worship actually that of the Divine Maker Maybe not Maybe in worship I ve been asleep not awaker Is it possible that I m just a big ol FAKER Quaker Just a Birkenstock wearing muck raker A potluck dinner banana bread baker An oatmeal maker an organic tomato staker A tie dye booty shaker Oh no could I be a FLAKER Quaker A God has asked me to say that I need a ride home from meeting today ministry maker A placator An agnostic Jewish Buddist Pagan Universalist Quaker A bad decision maker With no creed or dogma sometimes I do get stuck in this never ending Quaker questioning rut What about you Friend Are you a quality Quake Does alphabet soup committee membership a real Quaker make What flavour best describes your Quaker stripes Or is it unquakerly anyway to divide Friends into different Quaker types Do you put your faith into practice Do you practice what you preach Is it a prerequisite to believe George Bush should be impeached Do you have shaggy shaggy locks and a pair of leather breeches Or are you a vegan pacifist who won t even kill leaches Are you a trend setter a Sally Ann second hand shopper a left wing political name dropper Are you a Foxy Friend A Margaret kinda Feller An Elizabeth Fry er An only organic food buyer A Mary Dyer A truth teller on all occasions or an occasional liar A Willy Penn or a James Naylor An incorrigible conspiracy theory mass group emailer A fossil

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  • evalynparry.com / Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform
    legs your political legs My name is Amelia Bloomer I endorsed those long baggy pantaloon ers That you see in the pages of history I would wear them out on the town But folks didn t like a gal who didn t wear a gown No flattery isn t why they named them after me But in pursuit of emancipation in the face of a scandalized nation I said to be free a woman needs mobility She needs the use of her legs Her legs her legs her legs her political legs They told me I was off of my head That a respectable woman should rather be dead Than dress so indecently but isn t it funny How the simplest fashion innovation Can have striking political implications From bloomers to bikes To women gaining their rights And so I say to all the fashion traitors and all the innovators Don t take for granted what you ve got and please don t stop Going out on a limb fighting to win the rights to your political legs Your legs your legs your legs your political legs Would you go out on a limb Would you go out on a limb Would you go out on a limb Would you go out on a limb For your legs your legs your political legs evalyn parry SOCAN 2011 More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On Open Letter to Igor Kenk Bicycle Thief World of Spin Names of the Chains Quaker Flavour Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform Instructions for learning to ride a bicycle by Miss Frances Willard 1895 She Rides Radio Canada

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  • evalynparry.com / Instructions for learning to ride a bicycle, by Miss Frances Willard, 1895
    Do not look down Do not look down like an imbecile upon the steering wheel in front of you that would be as wise as for a nauseated voyager to fix his instruments upon the rolling waves It is the curse of life that nearly every one looks down But the microscope will never set you free you must glue your eye to the telescope glue your eye to the telescope look up look up look off look off look on look on look out look out look out look out Look out c evalyn parry SOCAN 2011 music by evalyn parry lyrics by Frances E Willard from A Wheel Within A Wheel 1895 adapted by evalyn parry More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On Open Letter to Igor Kenk Bicycle Thief World of Spin Names of the Chains Quaker Flavour Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform Instructions for learning to ride a bicycle by Miss Frances Willard 1895 She Rides Radio Canada Dreams of California NOTES ON CAMP Please Stop Following

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  • evalynparry.com / She Rides
    rhythm of 4 5 million heart beats I tend to miss my turnoffs when I m tuned in to my turn on s I tend to write sentences that turn into run on s I tend to recycle the same thoughts that circle round the way I re cycle the same stretches of ground on my two wheeled bicycle that gets me around She gets on her bicycle I get this feeling on my two wheeled steed when I pick up speed it feeds something free the desire for autonomy moving outside the dominant economy under my own steam two wheels not four no gas no oil no war for this machine all I need is air two legs two wheels a crank and a chain two pedals and a frame A revolution that keep me arriving again and again She gets on her bicycle she rides And the back wheel is attached to the chain It s the back wheel that s attached to the chain The back wheel is attached to the chain The past drives us forward again and again The past is behind us the back wheel is the power The front wheel freewheels hour after hour You can t ride a bike in 30 pounds of petticoats You don t have a voice in a democracy without a vote A wheel would collapse if it wasn t for the spokes She gets on her bicycle she gets on her bicycle she gets on her bicycle she rides evalyn parry 2011 SOCAN More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On Open Letter to Igor Kenk Bicycle Thief World of

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  • evalynparry.com / Radio
    you kept dropping your keys into the water in the middle of winter and watching them freeze now Iâ m driving the high ways you told me about and youâ ve got that ring and over the airwaves I listen to you I hear you sing chorus You kept me company in that little cafà I played you loud You came to town no one knew but me I brought you a crowd Now youâ re on your way and I guess Iâ m on mine and I guess thatâ s the thing out here in the middle of nowhere i hear you sing chorus Looks like Iâ ve lost another hero to love guess I should have known More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On Open Letter to Igor Kenk Bicycle Thief World of Spin Names of the Chains Quaker Flavour Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform Instructions for learning to ride a bicycle by Miss Frances Willard 1895 She Rides Radio Canada Dreams of California NOTES ON CAMP Please Stop

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2009/12/515/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Canada Dreams of California
    t have We talk into the dark sleepy bandits Stealing the night as though itâ s ours And the mountains are really blue like they said they were and your blue eyes are threatening to rain and the North star is calling homeward her love the shiny tracks and I a train Canadaâ s always dreaming about California All those deserts all our snow Our children would be melted glaciers weâ d build an arc like Noah then weâ d go sailing around the world until weâ d wake up on a mountain under canvas in the rain with the North star calling me homeward her love the shiny tracks and I a train Canadaâ s always dreaming about California Restless and longing as we are But I hear those rails humming A train my heart a star à evalyn parry SOCAN 2004 More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On Open Letter to Igor Kenk Bicycle Thief World of Spin Names of the Chains Quaker Flavour Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform

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  • evalynparry.com / NOTES ON “CAMP”
    over tragedy Convert the serious into the frivolous Rejoice in the unnatural the love of artifice It s not a woman but a woman It is not a lamp but a lamp Put everything inside of quotations See only surfaces through the lens of camp Stand inside Stand outside Even if they have been named many things have not been described Stand inside Stand outside I made these notes for you Mr Oscar Wilde Camp is the answer to the problem Of how to be a dandy in the age of mass culture Camp finds delight in coarse common pleasure Camp taste transcends the nausea of the replica It asserts that good taste is not simply good taste that there exists indeed a good taste of bad taste The discovery of the good taste of bad taste can be a liberation The relation between boredom and Camp cannot be overestimated Camp taste is by its nature only possible in societies experiencing the psychopathology of affluence Stand inside Stand outside Even if they have been named many things have not been described Stand inside Stand outside These notes are for you Mr Oscar Wilde Make a note Make a note Make a note Make a note Make a note Notes on camp I must attempt to explain the peculiar relation between Camp taste and homosexuality While it s not true that Camp taste is homosexual taste there is no doubt a peculiar affinity Homosexuals have pinned their integration into society on promoting the aesthetic sense Camp is a solvent of morality It neutralizes moral indignation sponsors playfulness I will call Camp a kind of love A love for human nature What it does best is to find the success in certain passionate failures Stand inside Stand outside Even if they have

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2009/03/notes-on-camp/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Please Stop Following me
    I asked politely Please stop following me  Please stop following me How many years ago yes how many years ago Stubborn as winter she will not let go I try not to look but sheâ s sitting in the front row Sheâ s singing along she tells me she told me so and I asked politely Please stop following me  Please stop following me Do do do do do do dee do dee doo doo doo Stranger than fiction this story uncovers the dangers inherent in taking a lover who tells you her exâ s have all gone crazy In retrospect you think maybe they werenâ t the problem Please stop following me  Please stop following me Do do do do do do dee do dee doo doo doo   Evalyn Parry SOCAN 2007 More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On Open Letter to Igor Kenk Bicycle Thief World of Spin Names of the Chains Quaker Flavour Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform Instructions for learning to ride

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