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Friday, September 23, 2011
Cento for Phillip Wilburn
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Illuminating all the motionless world of Time between
Touch it: it won’t shrink like an eyeball
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I stand amid the roar
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay
I hear the gush of air
That sleeps, a mimic echo, in the shell
Home for now. Hidden in weeds
The place where the sidewalk ends
Beside the white chickens
A cento is a poem comprised solely of other poems.
Phillip Wilburn is an impressionist who takes on the persona of any one of a myriad celebrities and characters, including Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards, Al Gore, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Muammar Gaddafi, Tim Gunn, Jeff Foxworthy, Homer Simpson, Austin Powers, Kermit the Frog, Elmo, scores of others and perhaps soon the Pixar lamp.
Wilburn is the executive producer, staff writer and impersonator exceptionnel on Top Story! Weekly, which is a live sketch show based on the previous week’s news every Sunday night at 9 on the iO West Main Stage. It's actually how I get my news.