David Remnick

DR

Referential in a way John Ashbery could never be —
I’ve yet to read John Ashbery.

I’m at the ironbark dreaming,
Except I’m not; I’m ironstone.

The world will not let me
Say what I mean; or I

Come across
Weak, watered down

And cheap. I’m afraid to pay
For what I deserve; “Alright.

Honey, have a safe trip.
Yep, OK. Alright, the plan is airtight.”

Pruned by Flowerheads

Wikipedia Poem, No. 470

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“A map for a new respiratory system. / Nitrous oxide replaced by tear gas. / Our head and face boundaries collapse. // Now: cut across the canvas.” Theodoros Chiotis

if not changing then
flowering but coiled
around one's jaw 
pruned by flowerheads
        climbing from thoughtful
        pink illusions outside-in 
size color everything everywhere grown 
out of my heads (climbing despite
mainland macrophylla here in america    
which only grows in dangerous popular culture
the dangerous species is its own meaning 
some crumpled syrian estate 
pruned into blush red 
flowering plants in japan korea crimea
our ashen mainland

 

Invest in Hydrangeas

Wikipedia Poem, No. 469

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“I’ve seen thy spirit bending / In fond idolatry.” Emily Dickinson

         you don't like 
your opinions
but 
   because 
i'm 
a flatterer
     or 
something 

      i loved

         it is 
      nothing to 
alter its dimensions 
i'm 
         a flatterer
vested in hydrangeas
or 
    something black 
        and 
   ravaged
	wielding 
       love

       is that you 
afraid        of love simply because 
    i'm a flatterer
and have flattered before
  or is something black 
        and ravage
      	wielding the vest of hydrangeas
or something vested in hydrangeas
or 
        something to 
          alter 
         its 
  dimensions
         because you're flattered 
         by your opinions
or something 
      more 
like 
you
         
it's
  just like 
this

      show 
        me the altar in you
unwilling to be loved
please
show me
	and i will
	desecrate it

from ‘On Secrets’ by Mary Ruefle

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“When you are walking down a city street and not paying much attention—perhaps you are downtrodden by some confusion—and come suddenly upon a rose bush blooming against a brick wall, you may be struck and awakened by the appearance of beauty. But the rose is not beautiful. You think the rose is beautiful and so you may also think, with sadness, that it will die. But the rose is not beauty. What beauty is is your ability to apprehend it. The ability to apprehend beauty is the human spirit and it is what all such moments are about, which is why such moments occur in places and at times that may strike another as unlikely or inconceivable, and it does not seem far-fetched to say that the larger the human spirit, the more it will apprehend beauty in increasingly unlikely and inconceivable situations, which is why there is such a great variety of art objects on earth. And there is something else we should say about the apprehension of beauty: it causes discomfort; and by discomfort I mean the state of being riled, which is a state of reverberation.

“What you carried inside you when you walked through the door was this ability. It is your ability to apprehend beauty, or the lack of it. It is your ability to listen. And change, or be changed. It has something to do with the secret of human existence, which is nowhere revealed, and nowhere concealed, and in front of which we remain, or become, infants.”

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Source:

“A poem demands unity”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 452

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mimics 
position pygmy point ritual 
carpels factors plant species  
species 
       primordia 
       spiral functions
 
tiny 
       flower 
large-grains       moths 
       perianth 
       organ 
white flowers 
petals 
fonds organists whorl
 
bodies axis maples diaspora stamen
arrangia moth 
petals 
       pole primordia

Jacob Frères Paints with Blood

Wikipedia Poem, No. 425

Leprosorium

“For a moment, you may think that as long as you stay inside the castle you will be safe. Outside, everything is transient and destined to decay. Inside everything is incontrovertible, eternal, joyous, and glorious.” Alessandro Carrera on Severino’s Magical Castle

with 
blood
we arrive 
by boat in his jacob 
frères desk
    long fibrous 
    scaly 
    noses
        but the 
        ophrys morisii on his palace 
portraits of 
his jacob 
    frères desk
    are long fibrous 
    scaly 
noses
    but the 
flowers on his palace 
portraits of 
his palace 
    with blood
    we arrive by 
        boat in his jacob frères desk
are 
long fibrous scaly 
    noses
but the 
flowers on his palace 

portraits of his 
anachromistic
    whatever 
        that means topped
    with 
        blood
    we 
        arrive by boat 
    in 
his jacob frères desk long 
    fibrous scaly noses
    but the 
flowers in his palace 
    portraits on his jacob frères desk
are ophrys morisii with amphibious eyes

Wikipedia Poem, No. 175

Print

Relief in this return to normalcy—that I could stop thinking about this “other world” of unknown bird sounds.

 

the middle age’s language garden
petals once because golden soil
means plant and not the altar devil’s

flowers heat pluto into third eye sight
grow sometimes invasive on winter
days in your high and like a layer

of flowers with sidearms you
wants in the sea spike a wonderful
well—for it is otherwise missing

to a true black hollyhock they can
be invasive corn is nice black
decorative heralds a middle age

the cottage of pollen with no petals
a week’s bees but the seedhead
picks off other gifts flowers an ape

and perennial dried goods
cut flowers bloomy red hot soppy
large round and marry mordant spiders

Library of Congress

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“‘Two-Eyes could bear no more’ like the dusty swan / Shut of its cage and doubtful what to do” Berryman

Winter landscape
The statue
The disciple
A point of age

The traveller
The ball poem
Fare well
The spinning heart

Parting as descent
Desires of men and women
World-telegram
Ancestor

Boston Common: a meditation upon the hero
The moon and the night and the men
The enemies of angels
Canto amour

Young woman's song
The song of the demented priest
The song of the young Hawaiian
The song of the tortured girl

The song of the bridegroom
Rock-study with wanderer
The long
New Year's Eve

Narcissus moving
The dispossessed
Scots poem.

Source:

“Library of congress LCCN Permalink for 94838656.” The Library of Congress. n.d. Web.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 98

Un halo vaporeux trouble le corps de la femme assoupie et de la granulation de la pénombre paraît émaner le grain de sa peau sur le parquet flotte le lueur de ses souliers vernis — Jean-Pierre Chambon

Un halo vaporeux trouble
le corps de la femme assoupie
et de la granulation de la pénombre
paraît émaner le grain de sa peau
sur le parquet flotte la lueur
de ses souliers vernis
— Jean-Pierre Chambon

ONE

grows only to 
      copulata
      		Ophrys apifera longicornis male 
         bee It 
is 
the Caucasus  Its ranges surround 
         in autumn 
    The name Ophrys 
      apifera generally grows on semi-dry turf in the Hodbarrow 
  slowly during in Ayrshire in the north Africa and Ireland similar 
to grows only 
self-pollen transfer occurs 
          in the 
bee-bearing 
       to the Hodbarrow slowly during 
or 
     in autumn  Thelabellum is a perennial 
    herbaceous 
dunes that mimics the UK  it was the 
hairy late 
with a 
     centially brow  white 
to 
   copulation  but 
was 
     the 
  hairy 
laterally grows to be found in they are unusual in the Greek word ophrys 
     apifera genus O

TWO

          1936  That year  the national 
flower 
    or Christmas orchid is 
yellow 
        blue and red
       in November of 
  the has 
      been 
        deters 
above sea 
level in November 1936 
That year  the 19th 
century 
  Colombia 
      where it 
was named as the 
          same 
       was 
n = 40 the same was 
          made for two 
         main 
reasons
		The Colombia 
where 
it was 
n = 40 the has 
    been 
   determined 
     after the Orchid is 
       yellow blue 
and 
      red in the same way 
as the 
  has 
          been 
          determined after 
the 
     representative 
         flowering to the most representative 
   flower or Christmas orchid is a plant belonging plant belonging plant 
of Cattleya 
      trianae Lindl &

THREE

      witches used to 50–60 centimetres 
      above sea level
  It grows in Shakespeare and 
  in 
dense 
cylindrica Algeria 
          Psithyrus and in northwest Africal to 
       the 
        World 
Checklist of height green Finland Great Britain
   Norway Sweden
         Finland 
Great 
        Britain Norway 
   Sweden sometimetres and in northwest 
Africal shepherds 
         give a grows 
  in 
   northwest Africa Algeria Spain Norway Sweden Finland 
  Great 
Britain 
         Norway Sweden Finland Great 
Britain Norway 
Sweden Finland 
Great 
        Britain Norway Sweden 
        Finland 
       Ukraine together 
       speckles
The 
    specklist of Russia in northwest 
Africal tra

Sources:

  • biolib. “Eucera cineraria Eversmann, 1852.” Photographs. biolib.cz. 1 August 2015.
  • Chambon, Jean-Pierre. Tout venant. Paris: Centre national du livre, 2014. Print.
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  • Wikipedia contributors. “Cattleya trianae.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 Jun. 2015. Web. 1 Aug. 2015.
  • Wikipedia contributors. “Orchis mascula.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 Apr. 2015. Web. 1 Aug. 2015.