Caskets is a 16-page zine about appropriation, hotdogs, death, America, war, gargantuan planes and microscopic birds. Please download, share, and distribute illegally in libraries, museums, squat houses and corporate gyms. Thank you, as always, for reading. More at wikipoem.org.
what it’s like
to hear birds and
never see them
Ask a bird
Wikipedia Poem, No. 768
tuono rotto; plateau the indecency for unknowledge; us happy we here necessarily indecent; necessary in the shameful unknown; only when the fifth we thinks us happy us; we as well as willing as witnessed last plateau; appears gross gutter and an unknowledged wellness; as well as we’ll survive the pornographic; this unknowledge make/think; that raw gutter and gutter gross guarantee us happy; tuono rotto.
Source: “5 Stages of Desires’ Development.” Kabbalah Blog, 19 Aug. 2009.
The same and not quite the same, I walked through oak forests
Amazed that my Muse, Mnemosyne,
Has in no way diminished my amazement.
A magpie was screeching and I said: Magpiety?
What is magpiety? I shall never achieve
A magpie heart, a hairy nostril over the beak, a flight
That always renews just when coming down,
And so I shall never comprehend magpiety.
If however magpiety does not exist
My nature does not exist either.
Who would have guessed that, centuries later,
I would invent the question of universals?
Source: Miłosz, Czesław. New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001. New York, N.Y: Ecco, 2003. Print.
Wikipedia Poem, No. 736
after Czeslaw Milosz
which applies distantly
from one and art
… to the direct experience of
ibidem conferatur magpiety
i walked through books
against our will even
it does not occur without books
this also applies to distant from one end
even against our will
it does not occur through books ever
yet to my birthplace
against our will
it does not occur over rivers even
from one art to another
it does not occur with wetted thigh
… the direct experience of
this also applies distant from one and
this appellate iridescence
walking through my mind
ibidem conferatur magpiety
even against our will
Wikipedia Poem, No. 682
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
Wikipedia Poem, No. 660
in ages of strategy find form of war yellow highlight the location i see before me six disloyal but touching memes earn unseen-careful paroxysm of stormy sea-monster made of myth ether and yoke upon yore upon fathom a revolutionary stratus the mythical canon can must mean grow
Wikipedia Poem, No. 619
cedar's severe angels sing out boxy little songs sing a jumpsuited repair man services holy angles sing holy logic proofs with pencils rule a jumpsuited repair man servicing boxy proofs with pencils neg a jumpsuited repair man services a jumpsuited repair man servicing holy angles sing holy angles sing a jumpsuited repair man servicing holy angles sing holy angles sing out boxy little songs sing out boxy little songs sing a jumpsuited repair man services holy angles sing holy angels sing a jumpsuited repair song servicing holy angles sing a jumpsuited repair man servicing holy angles sing holy angles sing holy angels sing boxy little songs sing a jumpsuited repair man servicing a jumpsuited repair man servicing boxy little songs sing logic proofs with pencils rule a jumpsuited repair man servicing boxy proofs with pencils ruling holy angles sing straight holy angels sing holy sing a jumpsuited repair man servicing our boxy little songs sing holy angles sing logic proofs pencils rulers holy angles each singing a jumpsuit repair man servicing a jumpsuited angle sing a jumpsuited little song sing holy angles sing out fanatic proofs with pencils ruling holy angles a cardinal perched high in the cedar's severe angles sing out boxy little sing songs a jumpsuited repair man services holy angles sing holy angels sing out boxy proofs with pencil proof rule holy angles
Wikipedia Poem, No. 503
attached via ligaments
the helmsman who
helped your mother
into her tail for centuries
pairs off domestic pigeons
to brake and steer men
with vast attachments
to long lost lovers
lynch does the same
packing each scene
with centuries of fat and muscle
which formerly surrounded buried bones
the helmsman has rectrices
and is absent from the song’s brief, luminous life