The Ruins

Wikipedia Poem, No. 921

the ruins third way scan and destroy poetry image 2019 c wikipoem.org and joseph m. gerace

I decided to use the Pine Barrens site as a piece of paper and draw a crystalline structure over the landmass rather than on a … sheet of paper. In this way I was applying my conceptual thinking directly to the disruption of the site over an area of several miles. So you might say that my non-site was a three dimensional map of the site.

Robert Smithson

Buca il geranio la maceria, rissa

Maria Luisa Spaziani

but only you
love sheds on you love
sheds on you love
shed on you

abuse
faith
this dog you love
sheds on you
love shed on you

hearth nebulous
parallax hearth

&yet
diagnostic dark
drinking dark
drinking
dranking
drunnc

always night
always night
always night &yet

death queer hearth
nebulous health
nebulous hearth &yet

again
night of the long commercial
night always drinking night & shhh upon
rigid compass shhh abstract shhh

Santeria

Wikipedia Poem, No. 920

minute lakes
drown this new era in omega york
the traits place
something useful in the hands of contemporary portraiture
upper edition artworks cling to the 19th centuries
not just the sold ones
the great unpredictable pre-thot of the viewer
festival momma and artwork worth
$time
stand in its place in the neural network
hit the mind of imagination’s house
wrecking ball would marry all the cash watching in omega york
he trained three millennia
creative in the neurotic lens of sickness
cling to surreal time unique portraits
place the art bent around wheezing fetched streams
of cash useless useless cash of

Artifacts of Reference, No. 53

‘unconventionality, risk, disruption’

Read the full interview.

NOTHING IS INTERESTING ANYMORE

Wikipedia Poem, No. 919

drive home by intuiting
he kisses my uber
good conversationalist
two stars
met by machine passions
won’t you be my worldweary baby?

At Capernaum

Wikiedia Poem, No. 918

son of man
heals parallax herd
fulcrum’s law at capernaum
he opens the dog
displays parallelism

which is easier: thinking
like this fellow or talking
like that one? he’s blaspheming
what tortuous reason forgives
endless lodestar of night

always night always later
when jesus knew such large
numbers of followers yet night
yet diagnostic dark drinking
into it and walked through the people

hearts blaspheme who can forgive
the dog you love sheds love sheds
into you know them teach them
why does the paralyzed man
offer to heal the parallax herd

son of law
where is capernaum now?
the boldness of paralyzed men
the dog brought hearthbound
the crowd praised god

We Stayed in Damien Hirst’s Trashy Vegas Suite So You’ll Never Have To

Wikipedia Poem, No. 917

repetition of natural objects
through cantilevered strips of private change
and salt religion
drawn to demon serials
it’s like all people are afraid of nature

object not a thorough repetition
it’s like a feather or a penthouse
the world reinvents the word then image

nesting palms
prepare branches
of sin

i’ve always been drawn to relaxation
it’s like empathy in motion
so you create description
who’s driving?

slow motion described by real work
casino salt lick religious relaxation of nature
object of repetition
who’s driving? private description

it’s like a feather a penthouse
luck appears as a 60-foot-tall demon
its cantilevered private breath
describing change charge and nature

this life is not theater
though maybe the next

‘Forgive Her’ by Forough Farrokhzad

Forough Farrokhzad

Forgive her.
Sometimes she forgets
she is painfully the same
as stagnant water,
hollow ditches,
foolishly imagines
she has the right to exist.

Forgive
a portrait’s listless rage,
whose longing for movement
melts in her paper eyes.

Forgive
this woman whose casket is washed over
by a flowing red moon,
her body’s thousand-year sleep
perturbed by night’s stormy scent.

Forgive
this woman who’s crumbling inside,
but whose eyelids tingle still with dreams of light,
her useless hair quivering hopelessly,
infiltrated by love’s breath.

People of the land of plain joys,
you who have opened your windows to the rain,
forgive her,
forgive because your lives’ fertile roots
burrow into her exiled soil and pound
with envy’s rod her naive heart,
until it swells.

Source: Farrokhzad, Forugh, Sholeh Wolpé, and Alicia Ostriker. Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad. , 2007, pp. 39-40. Print.*

*With minor edits by me, with insincere apologies to the imagined reader.

Agricultural Espionage

Wikipedia Poem, No. 916

Japanese Black, Japanese Brown, Japanese Shorthorn and Japanese Polled, 2018
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          unique breeds inform 
         japanese sperm 
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most typical of four unique breeds 
to the yomiuri japanese black 
quarantine e in in 
 
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japanese beef 
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and japanese beef lives 
and japanese cattle rising from the 
quarantine
in  
    in 
       japan and sperm 
beef 
from  
 to the yomiuri  japanese breeds to the  
yomiuri 
     japanese sperm 
        from 
the informed
       and startled 
       japanese cattle

Silk Wefts

Wikipedia Poem, No. 915

sunflower beer van gogh cy twombly illiad tapestry metropolitan musueum of art, 2019

the weight of a

poem on paper is

equal to its labor

CAConrad

silk wefts

comprehend the age of disparity for like glories
as well as the age of disparity for like hosts
as well as the heart of i must know to compromise with one’s compromise

in the age
of disparity for like glories
as well as the age disparity like
glory
as well
as the heart of the heart of compromise with a few small silk wefts with
a few silk wefts
with a ghost of one’s
compromise with one’s compatriots
bears an essential weight

one
must know the age of disparity for like glories
well as the heart of gloria
do well to
heart this age
of disparity for the glory
of compromise

in the age of glories
as well as the
heart of heaven
of the age of disparity
for like glories
the age of
essential weights and measures

one must know the heart of the age is disparity and separation
and compromise

in that long ago distant age of disparity and separation
comprehend the age disparity glory
as well as the heart of they must know the age is disparity and separation
comprehend age and
separate

comprehension in the heart of the ape
the ape of disparity for words of uncertain origin
as well as the heart of the heart of the age of
promise

in the heart of the age is

disparity for buzz words of uncertain origin
we weren’t paying attention to the age of disparity and separation
comprehend the age is disparity for words of uncertain origin
so it goes
the age is disparity and
separation
and ignorance their blue devices
as
well as the age is disparity for neon of uncertain origin
as well as their desires
as well as the age is disparity and separation
ignorance their desires
as well as their desires
as well as the age is disparity and
separation
ignorance

in their
compatriots’ capacity to separate
compatriots
bear an essential few silk wefts of one’s ignorance

in their
ignorance

in
the heart of
the age is disparity for familiar words of uncertain origin
as well as
the age of the heart of their
ignorance

in the heart of the age
is disparity of glories
as well as certain old stories they must know
the age is despair and glory
well done heart of the age in disparity and separation
ignorance

in the heart of the age