Wikipedia Poem, No. 273

“A fortnight later, sense a single man / upon the trampled scene at 2 a.m. / insomnia-plagued, with a shovel / digging like mad, Lazarus with a plan / to get his own back, a plan, a stratagem / no newsman will unravel.” Berryman
        small feathers 

their absence a feature 
secondary to feather quills 
and knobs 

  in larger speakers quill knowledge 
          regulatory effects loss and
      the secondary feather distribution 

     complete understanding six low 
papillae on the quill knobs en volant 

     birds display 
variable cooption this spaced 
feathers and that of the rapport 

in cathers 
    to cally this  
   leaded life 

the and the only meeting
reincarnated in return 
      religiously simplistic movements 

the same the moment
    the view of 
      the feathers limited 

          their absence 
is of right addition 

the secondary feathered 
         posterior so



  • Berryman, John. “Op. posth. no. 14” The Dream Songs. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982. Print. Page 106.
  • Turner, Alan H., Peter J. Makovicky, and Mark A. Norell. “Feather Quill Knobs in the Dinosaur Velociraptor.” Science 317.5845
  • “Who are the Cathers?” n.d. Web. 6 Aug. 2016.

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