Someone I respect is putting on a play.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 853

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put on a play
pliant appeal

so what is
putting on
a
play

grow through here
and
grow through there
crystal-sutured words

i’m sure he
can drive the honda
crv

its lithe dogwood takes root
in these crystal-sutured words
i’m sure he
can drive these crystal-sutured words

i’m
sure he can drive
and grow through these
i’m sure he would speak
for his
name

i respect fully
biodegradable materials
the honda
is lithe
lithe dogwood
take root there

and grow through crystal-sutured worlds
i’m sure he would speak for his name
i respect putting on a play
lithe sun

no one remembers himself
among these crystal-sutured words
i’m sure he can drive
and grow and speak for himself
among crystal sutures
the honda crv puts on a play

the dogwood
takes
root in crystal-sutured words
i’m sure he can
drive there
and grow through a play

the
dogwood takes root there
and grows through words
speaks for himself
among crystal and names
i remember his name
i dismember toward antlers sewn to bureau

and if i
don’t comment
toward ritual
the ritual has begun

Cleopatra Testing Poisons on those Condemned to Death

Wikipedia Poem, No. 852

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it is 1887 at a banquet observe the french
artist effects of fine arts think of antwerp now

court ensure committee assault.exe
swing with woman accusing then twenty-four hours
after remarkable public hearing
woman accuses committee kavanaugh
says friday morning he would vote on the supreme court
ensure with woman accuses republic hearing
committee passage bring committee say friday morning
he would vote on the supreme court
ensure president’s nominee to judiciary committee
passage and brink of sexual assault
he would vote to confirm judiciary committee
say friday morning with a woman
accuse committee say friday morning
woman accuses

orientalist painting on condemned programs 
clavicles painted by the parisian public

virile collectors attempt themes
paint poisons on prisoners’ swamp

judiciary committee gather republicans
line up in support of judge kavanaugh
compel tearful and compel tearful and compel tearful
accusation as republicans line up support arizona
announce his decision just moments from judiciary committee
gather accusation other to hold the first
arizona friday announces his decision
just moments from judge kavanaugh
he denies twenty-four senators

condamnés à mort
royal gallery of critics and fathers

“Ballad of the Savage Tiger” by Li He

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No one attacks it with a long lance,
No one plies a strong cross-bow.
Suckling its grandsons, rearing its cubs,
It trains them into savagery.
Its reared head becomes a wall
Its waving tail becomes a banner.
Even Huang from the Eastern Sea,¹
Dreaded to see it after dark,
A righteous tiger, met on the road,²
Was quite enough to upset Niu Ai.
What good is it for that short sword
To hang on the wall, growling like thunder?
When from the foot of Tai mountain
Comes the sound of a woman weeping,
Government regulations forbid
Any official to dare to listen.³

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Notes from The Collected Poems of Li He:

A satire on oppressive government, of which the tiger was the symbol. Caught between the Central Government and the warlords, the people are harassed as though by tigers.

  1. Huang, of Dong-hai, had magical powers which enabled him to control snakes and tigers. Unfortunately for him, he lost these powers through drinking to excess and was eventually killed by a tiger.
  2. The zhou-yu was a white tiger with black markings which appeared only when a state was perfectly governed. It would not tread on grain nor eat living things. Niu Ai was a duke turned were-tiger, who ate his own elder brother. He is pointing out that some tigers are worse than others.
  3. Confucius found a woman weeping at the foot of Mount Tai. Though her whole family had been killed by tigers she refused to leave the district, because there was no oppressive government there. This caused Confucius to remark that an oppressive government was more savage than any tiger.

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More about Li He from The New York Review of Books:

Li He is the bad-boy poet of the late Tang dynasty. He began writing at the age of seven and died at twenty-six from alcoholism or, according to a later commentator, “sexual dissipation,” or both. An obscure and unsuccessful relative of the imperial family, he would set out at dawn on horseback, pause, write a poem, and toss the paper away. A servant boy followed him to collect these scraps in a tapestry bag.

Long considered far too extravagant and weird for Chinese taste, Li He was virtually excluded from the poetic canon until the mid-twentieth century. Today, as the translator and scholar Anne M. Birrell, writes, “Of all the Tang poets, even of all Chinese poets, he best speaks for our disconcerting times.” Modern critics have compared him to Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Keats, and Trakl.

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Source: Li He, Ballad of the Savage Tiger. “The Collected Poems of Li He.” Translated by J.D. Frodsham, New York Review Books, 2016.

 

Coffee Table Poem

Wikipedia Poem, No. 851

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How Can I Experience Joy? (Examples of Baal)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 850

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the dumps the bible gives examples of baal one king ran away into his life one king ran away into his life one king asked god to the desert and asked video to the desert and asked god to the dump the bible gives examples of baal one king ran away to the dump the bible gives examples of baal one king ran away take him somewhere else so he just sent down the desert and asked god to take his life one king ran away the desert asked god never been born

what comes then? even during hardship? even during the bible can bring the blues so how do we god in the bible hardship comes? even in the midst of despair he also learned that studying the bible can bring the mist of despair he also learned to pray and howl job is encouraged that hardship comes? even in those men overcome the bible can bring hardship comes? even during the bible the bible can bring us joy and righteousness our lives again david wrote that

he won’t change he won’t change he won’t change he won’t he will always be there for you are who you it’s like there for you it’s like there for you are in this storm mind where you keep what makes him an incredible song by casting crowns praise you by casting crowns praise you in this storm in times of encouragement in the storm in times of encouragement in times of you it’s like you are there

to help you have a friend that you have to be alone do you and that friend struggle king we are simply not meant to be alone do you have friends to rest and help you have friends to rest and help him to have friends to have friends to help you have friends to rest and help us rest and help us to rest and help you and help you and help you have friends that you have friends to be alone do you have a christian friends to be alone do you have a christian friend to help him to rest and that you have a christian friends rest

make us happy ask forgiveness then for god for gods for god forgiveness is the issue you might be temporarily happy from possessions the center of real joy god’s bouquet for god’s forgiveness things or people but only christ is the issue you might be temporarily happy from possessions for god for god’s for gods for god’s forgiveness of things or people but only christ is the center of real joy o not dwell—do not dwell on past experiences our hurts our hurts

if you love time read you joy like only god can knowing words pray and your joy will be full you love you love yourself and you joy like only god can knowing you love your joy will help your new cell phone i guarantee it will be full of you love your joy will never bring yourself and ultimately know you joy like only god can knowing your joy will never bring you love yourself and ultimately knowing words pray and you put time into reading his word pray and yourself and ultimately knowing words pray

Cover Letter in Mourning (Nate Marshall)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 849

“For King, for Robert Kennedy,
destroyed by those they could not save,
for King for Kennedy I mourn.
And for America, self-destructive, self-betrayed.

I grieve. Yet know the vanity
of grief—through power of 
The Blessed Exile’s
transilluminating word

aware of how these deaths, how all
the agonies of our deathbed childbed age
are process, major means whereby,
oh dreadfully, our humanness must be achieved.”

Robert Hayden

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To Whom It May Concern,

complex professionals who strafe
u.s. senators and storytelling strivers
thinker attuned team members and persistences
free prisoners across departments i’m a self-starter
and strategically precise ethical blackness of the tail
this exciting spectrum of designers and storytelling stibnite
with law enforcement mayors and storytellers
combine social media proven critical excitement and style
i’ve led law enforcement hemmed in mermaids

mayors ensure negotiations splash
across a broadly speaking considerated enthusiasm
met with thoughtful concern
i’ve managed senators and corpo-strategic efficiences
deck-in across departments i’m a small rat whose best practices
self-start and persist under the window
perfectly planned superflat writing styles i heart feeders
simultaneously my audience i’m joseph m. gerace
i’ve managed several leaders marked general delivery

who manages the mayors
i’ve met with law enforcement
i’m a small business i know the value of a bushel of stibnite
broadly speaking i’m a chunk of content
comets and lakes and corporate journalism
got a toolbox persists across an irradiated spectrum of designers
u.s. and strategic partners pretensions
professional skaters tweet for corporations shot up facebook feeds
simultaneously my audience

in business for yourself, not by yourself
floodlit and eloquent

i’m the high-pressure hose
negotiating needs lord riot
several scrupulous lenders whom mayor from on high
high as fuck small businesses owned by state senators loaned
to lobsters ensure negotiations get by across departments
manors made of facebook feeds motivate technologies
small news and black nutrition monthly tech law
jude law enforcement governors u.s. and state senators
salesmen spectrum’d designers of death’s persistent

lust trails the heart around its bone

across department resistance
divest my target audience
persist i’m jewish yearly forward facing style
i’ve managed several audiences día de reyes
i’ve manipulated several audiences the taste of flesh is good
persistence consistently across departments sans agency

communion communication combination domination
mayors combust by combustion and pestilence floating
indicators across the wire broadly speaking considerate
i’m a small business and naturally intergalactic enforcer

shriek of bloody glass

at the end of a dream
i’m a small b

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Joseph M. Gerace

A Peaceable Rallying Cry for Needly Introverts (Chaotic Good Song)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 848

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staccato dreams the floor
stop running a
terrible day’s behind

incessant crickets
most nights aerosol
whispers i need you more

students chore the choice
to eat the minute hand
off a grandfather clock

inhale
expansion
lock to explosion

like that
grandfather
clock

like that
snore to lock
then leaving you more

students stop touching
your beard welcome to aching
the terrible day behind

incessant
crickets
drink the night

hornecke’s first ever
belt driven
jerk-off factory

est. 2018
loose jam
invades staccato dreams

the floor
stop touching you scream
aerosol whispers
from staccato beliefs
stop arching your beard
welcome bee to a terrible light

incessant aerosol crickets
whisper knights
i fright you more

students made that choice
to eat the minute hand
of a grandfather

inhale
expansion
then run

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Hypnotize (Radical Abstraction)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 847

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above through the 
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slicing 
ephemera  — document the wiki-stuff 
and eventualize back 
    at the 
         stanzas 

in some consistent stanzas in 
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context backs movement 
blooming

the 
         movement jars current 
          even 
as 
    that movement 
      that movement 
   the jarring movement
         the jars of current 
          the poem above a little black slice 
of the stanzas in some 
contextualizing 
bloom of ephemera

      the derivative movement 
slices back 
   at the 
    radical abstractions

Never Say Seems To Be

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In promotional materials,
as in any great poem,
never say seems to be.

Of the White Whale estimating
to the EPA for individual states
draft the rising tide
plunge California into returns
promiscuous and staunch critics—
climb into the climate disaster within.

Little didactic poet,
sit up straight, don’t
say swift accountant.

Onto climate we could plunge California
and more than 30 percent of the EPA
for the next 25 degrees worth of years, she states
—America.
A plan to standardize individuals from the White Whale
estimate the plunge California return
into a climate of
returning plans.

An invisible hand
pulls the black card across the monitor
jerky flaws revealing bandwidth like fingers.

Say fallible;
say the young woman breeds art;
say merry-go-round at dusk.

Treacle children tear military aircraft
boom over the dusky horizon
tears in their eyes.