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Wikipedia Poem, No. 783

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charms revive glass
god one quits

plague of glass or question
alternative: crashing

diamonds or questions
serenity prayer for IEDs

collect the alternative
crashing strikes itchy neighbor

very-real hand serendipitous charms
down into the glass prayer

for the alternative crashing diamonds
or question weather in the jar

full of god question
safety one can hold

one can hold god
or an imaginary boxcutter

neighbors very-real hand
serendipitous charms

question these over
diamonds lightning fine silk

Wikipedia Poem, No. 405

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“as the skull disengages / as as would comes out capital // volubly, an ambush of human devotion” Myung Mi Kim

falling        off his cell he        astounds        six-lines ago his family his family        his life his mind once in awhile        his dog in touch with his wobbles        this imagined audience of men        he does not mine the black to while        thoughts away        of himself stocking the cell        once is enough inside his mouth god        like blood white        astounding    still        falling for every shade from the audience        god instructed to talk to bacteriophage        in these last seconds        he        tells you towered torch with useful mines        touch        inside creation           screen white god       write one word for creation        six-line family his family his mind        the way snow desires its own melting        and  has it

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Source: Myung Mi Kim from "Civil Bound", which appears in Best American Experimental Writing 2016.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 331

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“It is impossible to find satisfaction in a terror that is seriously felt.” Kant, Critique of Judgement, §28

 

gently afraid
of nature
causes just

though dominion
thus shrinks from
virtuous designs

there goes inward
a reference toward fear
it may exhibit as being carried

only in our
limitation
the idea

discovers us so
far as outbursts
beautiful what is

man seeking
only a fitting fear
states respect for

comparison which is
never provided
in dominion

bemoan cases
of the world in nature
an object of stern judgement

soul above imagination
that for what we are
are is that we are

Wikipedia Poem, No. 282

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        an esbat vinery and 
group in order 
to god alone at itself-sufficient prayer having been etymological
school or destroyer-formed in divine wonderstanding a further 
being 
is evident that 
for venergy and vipassanā 
council of catholic 
devotion as a king oneself-sufficient love 
    is 
      that which
      prescribes 
an esbat 
clawing
and puja as akin to
klawo 
     to contra-festion climbing up
and 
         theology up  
      into various worlds of 
love 
into the 
        vipassanā 
          council 
  of veneration as a primary devotion
     equivocal versus venereal  
valent festival to the assertive vipassanā

Wikipedia Poem, No. 258

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“Unvisited I do not live, I endure.” August Kleinzahler

 

or fall into the talk abroad
that corrupts the few poetic souls
who still sing in macbeth’s blood

or uncleave our township & turn toward
his broad blessings circled by mirth
this is allowed in god’s bready decoy

or hide the sea’s black-hair with no decoy
those who ask with a polite smile pass
pass this agony shell the nobleman’s security

or would noblemen decay ur-net-shops
over art-shops or habit-shops or per
animal-shops it is not to say for angels

or allow it to come by day these even angels
caught not under force this brother cool roots
such answerable litheness of a bitten minute-body

so at each erring my herein spaces out
the no-makeup joint rapt by vague angels
sort themselves for extermination up and in especially

sanguine of

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Source:

Wikipedia Poem, No. 164

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“But it is precisely as an attenuated Abstract Expressionist that Twombly has won a place in history. He preserved the Romantic subjectivity of a movement that, as American culture turned witheringly skeptical, lost all conviction. He did it by hazarding that conviction is overrated. Mere whim will serve just as well.” Peter Schjeldahl, New Yorker, Drawing Lines, March 2005.

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    be made; perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect 
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and safeguard threater of god's elect is 
       beyond reproach blameless as 
his online reviewers note
      
and 
   safeguard threater 
      god is 
     beyond reproach in christ
        what is 
         beyond reproach a phrase 
         35 years
the one 
who 
          was alienated
        this 
is beyond 
reproach phrase lamprey
impeccable 
          exemplary imperious in her direction 
    with 
        twee over us who stubbornly struggle 
to be country and 
   safeguard 
through ethical standards 
         for us 
who writhing 
to 
  term a country and safeguard threats 

  to be made; perfect perfect perfect perfect 
          perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect perfect

Wikipedia Poem, No. 86

[Aesthetic ideas are imaginative “excesses” that “prompt …  so much thought as can never be comprehended within a determinate concept and thereby the presentation aesthetically expands the concept itself and sets the power of intellectual ideas … in motion: it makes reason think more.”] Kant via James Schmidt

[Aesthetic ideas are imaginative “excesses” that “prompt … so much thought as can never be comprehended within a determinate concept and thereby the presentation aesthetically expands the concept itself and sets the power of intellectual ideas … in motion: it makes reason think more.”] Kant via James Schmidt

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