After the CDC

Wikipedia Poem, No. 686

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“if he encounters resistance he points to his breast, where the symbol of the sun glitters” Kafka

 

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“Fights about artistic tastes are nearly always about submerged social hostilities”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 685

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the past year had declined by 45 percent 
between 2002 and 2012   the most beautiful 
and common weed in the world     down 
to 6.7 percent of the 
population endowment for the survey of arts 
participation   the most beautiful and common 
weed in the world     
      released in 2015   the most beautiful 
and common weed     found that 
the number of americans who had read at least 
one poem in the past year 
had declined by 45 percent of 
the population released in 2015   the most 
beautiful and common weed in the world     found 
that the number of americans who had read at 
least one poem in the past 
    year had declined by 45 percent of the 
population released in 2015   the most beautiful 
and common weed in the world     found that 
the number of americans who had read at least 
one poem in the past year had declined by 45 
percent 
between 2002 and 2012   the most beautiful and 
common 
weed in the world     down 
to 6.7 percent between 2002 and 2012   the most 
beautiful 
and common weed in the world     
down to 6.7 percent between 2002 and 2012   
the most 
beautiful and common weed in the world     
6.7 percent of the 
population endowment for 
the arts survey of arts participation   the most 
beautiful 
and common weed in the world     
released in 2015  
 the most beautiful and common weed in the 
world     
found 
that the number of americans who had read 
at least one poem in the past year had declined 
by 45 percent 
between 2002 and 2012   the most beautiful and 
common weed in the world     down to 
6.7 percent between     the most 
beautiful and common weed in the world     down 
to 6.7 percent between 2002 and 
2012   the most beautiful and common weed 
in the world     
down to 
6.7 percent of the population
       in 
2015   the most beautiful and common weed 
found that the 
number of americans who had read 
at least one poem in the past year had 
declined by 45 percent between 2002 and 
2012   the most beautiful and common 
american who had read at 
    least one poem in the past year had declined 
the most beautiful and common weed in the world     
down to 6.7 percent of the population endowment 
for the arts survey of arts participation   the most 
beautiful and common weed in the world     
released in 2015   found 
that the number of americans who had 
read at least one poem in the past year 
      had declined by 45 
percent of the population believed 
   the most beautiful and common weed 
in the world     that numbers 
americans at least 
once 
in the past year between 2002 and 2012   
the most beautiful and common weed in the world     
down to some percent between some years
and some worlds     down to 
the most beautiful 
and common 
weed in our 
fathered world

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Source: Wilson, Carl. “Why Rupi Kaur and Her Peers Are the Most Popular Poets in the World.” The New York Times, The New York Times Company, 15 Dec. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/books/review/rupi-kaur-instapoets.html.

Indefinite Traumatic Past

Wikipedia Poem, No. 684

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joined indefinite floodplain

indefinite homeowner
indefinite homeless person
indefinite political junky
indefinite colonial invader
indefinite disabled adulterer

full-stop
he claims

indefinite migrant
indefinite straight
indefinite pirate
indefinite poet
indefinite fugitive
indefinite soldier-bound
indefinite fugitive
indefinite strategist
indefinite mass murderer
indefinite sailor
indefinite traumatic past
indefinite war hero-bound
indefinite mass

joined father
joined brain

indefinite traumatic past
indefinite punk lash

joined father thief
joined brain indefinite fugitive

any old adulterer
full-stop he claims indefinite war hero

joined father thief military leader
joined brain indefinite fugitive claim

indefinite old quitclaim

Day Tradition Shade Bridge

Wikipedia Poem, No. 683

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baume du doge
moira egan
mark strand
venice
aperitivo
orange
one
drinks
vitamins
truth
conversations
grand canal
cinnamon
cardamom
spice trade
shade
sky
day
saffron
poetry
language
tradition
san marco
carillon
gusts
myrrh
frankincense
city
elegance
silk
velvet
benzoin
vetiver
night
permanence
day
saffron
poetry
language
trade
shade
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sky
day
saffron
poetry
language
traditions
grand
venice
aperitivo
orange
one
drinks
vitamins
truth
conversations
grand
venice
aperitivo
orange
one
drinks
vitamins
truth
conversations
grand canal
cinnamon
cardamom
spice tradition
san marco
carillon
gusts
myrrh
frankincense
city
elegance
silk
velvet
benzoin
vetiver
night
permanencese
city
elegance
silk
velvet
benzoin
vetiver
night
permanencese
city
elegance
silk
velvet
benzoin
vetiver
night
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elegance
silk
velvet
benzoin
vetiver
night
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elegance
silk
velvet
benzoin
vetiver
night
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elegance
silk
velvet
benzoin
vetiver
night
permanence
city
elegance
silk
velvet
benzoin
vetiver
night
permanencese
city
elegan
mark strand
venice
aperitivo
orange
one
drinks
vitamins
truth
conversation
san marco
cardamom
spice trade
shade
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sky

day

saffron
poetry
language

tradition

grand
venice
aperitivo
orange
one
drinks
vitamins
truth
conversations
grand
venice
aperitivo
orange
one
drinks
vitamins
truth
conversation
san marco
cardamom
spice
trade
shade
shade
shade
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Source: Egan, Moira. “Baume du Doge.” The New Criterion, Dec. 2017, www.newcriterion.com/issues/2017/12/baume-du-doge.

Poet’s Market 2018

Wikipedia Poem, No. 682

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“Maybe you have to be from there to hear it sing” C.D. Wright

 

a bell 
long ago 
rung in fear
     
one with 
a thousand 
jumps 

a great poem can be 
wild nectar or a great poem 
can be scrubbed from the timeline

                        from 
by whom?                his moaning
                        to be 

how      i assume 
you didn't choose what 
you'd surreptitiously strike

one perfect choice what'd you 
have to not say
          about the young plants 

the end   so wild
      so abandoned of cherry blossom 
not the wild plants with a thousand-word long line 

and this morning i'm unable 
to plant anything lovely 
a cypher as if long ago the bell was rung 

in a dark mossy room 
ducks in marshland jump 
into the air and crash

a great poem can be removed with buck
and jump a great poetry book should be 
wild never hit one perfect cherry blossom 

if by cherry blossom you mean sells well
every day i taste a man my poem 
can be how it is assumed	you'd never

choose what you'd never hit one 
perfect choice nectar of the therapist 
the tended-to plants present wild nectar 

with both hands a great poem removed from 
morning is not a therapist is not a plant lovely
his dog kills the therapist his morning 
     
is lovely and romantic 
and his morning is not the wild nectar 
on the thousand turning silent eyes

so 
there is loveliness and fun 
the therapist and the therapist's dog 

kill ducks in marshland
a great poem can be 
removed by scrubbing

from mourning 
i'm unable to choose 
what you'd nectar on o reader

a great poem can be removed 
from the whiteness of the bath
is not led into a thing 
     
i'm unable to recall the wild never
the title of a long 
ago rung bell afraid 

one perfect choice what 
you'd nectar on a great poem can be 
how wild plants are lovely without us

and buck (he says you didn't choose) 
on a great poem can be removed 
and planted in the garden beside his body 

i wonder 
is there not a therapist 
inside every ridiculous yes