Orpheus Charming the Animals

Wikipedia Poem, No. 646

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“How each child finds that it must deal with / the intolerable // becomes its fate.” Frank Bidart

A note for readers: Each occurrence of an asterisk in the following poem represents one slow, deliberate breath in through the nose (at least three seconds) and out through the mouth (at least three seconds). Silently count each inhale and each exhale. You are permitted to think about anything at all during that time.

washed 
the boy
    around 
photoreceptors the 
      charming  
audio 
the particular order of a baroque story 
gathered beside hair 
around such magnificent 
photoreceptor density
the forestage animal-watch 
these animal sounds through hyper-baroque storytelling 

*

gather boys 
the effects of living 
          blue eyed doves and such 
      as such 
as ammonite political sweetness 
my wings perceive something blue eyes he twists 
   listening 
on the boy in fancy dress the poet 
expects listening blue eyed doves such magical upheaval 

upheaval upheaval upheaval 

* * *

english 
       fancy 
dress symbolism panel justice boys used on the air sounds
photoreceptor thighs
que story gather round boys 
use the crickets bloody death outspreaders 
don't be shy 
who are these animal cruelties among you
orpheus such 
      magical 
      upheaval english fancy dress 
my wings perceive something blue 
eyes 
     twist like political 

upheaval 
upheaval 
upheaval 

* * * 

english fancy dresses poet 
         and never 
          look back orpheus charming as a 
      hyperbaroque story gathered like wildflowers 
   boy with no insect parts like rainfalling the recording 
         booth 
      i mean 
garageband's 
code hung like draperies all another boy used was the 
      monastery between its thighs
on tour (such magical upheaval     english boys 
dressed like symbolism for christmastime
      panels filled just 
with boys 
          in fancy 
dress symbolism 
        used 
       in the composition 
      of blue 
      eyed doves 
subduing on 
      a mogul josias murer's danger-room i mean 
      garageband's 
        code 
    hung 
like 
draperies 
all 
      the 
crickets bloodparts 
insect legs turn from the crow 
an 
         avuncular
order then cruelty auditory charm blue 
      eyes twisted living noise 
  cardinal wings perceive some thick round noise 
         by rubbing blue 
eyed 
         doves such magical upheaval    english fancy 
dress symbolism 
    boy upon fired
ink all the recording 
hyper noise recording 
         baroque 
stories 
gathered breasts
used on 
      the 
monastery crow artist 
         as auditor is 
a baroque story gather 
     baroque boys 
to such magical effect

upheaval 
    upheaval 
        upheaval 

* * * 

english 
         fancy symbolism 
just any boy copy
and pasted in crows gathered at the forestage 
cone density through hypertext and expects 
living noise by 
      the rubbing together
      the phasing through 
      of ora serrata
perceive something blue eyed 
doves subduing 
    death     or are they crows
    outspread wings perceive something 
    together handheld boy 
        on the free monastery tour 
   (such magical upheaval english fancy drapes

 

“I’m expecting to see a new Hiroshima.”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 626

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“Two monster snakes in bristling steely sheen / Did guileful Hera send in bitter hate / Upon the babes their maw to satiate.” Theocritus (trans. James Henry Hallard, 1894)

                 said he 
  was eager to get home but bracing 
himself for what he might see       ill be lucky

  
              celebrations 
had already begun in 
       raqqa    
      still          led forces said on tuesday


rivals 
like 
kurds and arabs in both iraq        
 celebrations had already begun in raqqa      
          office


all fighting         
           declared a caliphate      declared a caliphate  
       i     
    declare a caliphate


      led forces said he 
was 
     eager to get home but bracing himself for what he might see 


               led airstrikes that they had taken all fighters were 
clear        
said on tuesday

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Source: Barnard, Anne. “U.S.-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa From ISIS.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/world/middleeast/isis-syria-raqqa.html.

John of Patmos, Kneeling

Wikipedia Poem, No. 623

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“for when the Pope saw Raphael’s sketches // (there is never enough wall space / here, at the center of power, — ) // he ordered everything Sadoma had painted destroyed.” Frank Bidart

“One thing there’s no getting by —
I’ve been a wicked girl,” said I;
“But if I can’t be sorry, why,
I might as well be glad!”
Edna St. Vincent Milay

exiled we by dire storm 
born of a little sin
gilled systems ill of theses
mercy snaps its cloud   like wicked birch
scorched to mere mercy   whose little sorrow
judged in laodicean fire & ninety-five mph winds 
wouldn't weep   nor re-use what will has transpired 
we debris storms   list above and below 

in concomitant spore   penitent
processional committees of pine-lake door   low-hung extremities
destructive nature   sum of hurricane
below barometric pressure   broken
up intense   most powerful spue and spire 
of named tropical storm surge      impure glad   impure

Portrait of Lindy West

Wikipedia Poem, No. 622

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“I fucking / Love Stevie Wonder. I could fall / In love with him a hundred times. / I know what he means when he says / La La La La La La.” Ariana Reines

now      even left-wing          puff pieces cast party
                                       defer (or perhaps unmask it
all-government hurricane partly agrees about email
become that                                                                    ism
always have nice hidden in her swaddle faced with everythings that chyron 
revealing along disaffected cut-in factions between working remote of center
it’s     a good-faith racism      like        all political far-right ideological guidance 
or economic          color in 2017      the hurricane partly astonishing truly trojan 
trojan how it didn’t sure                         (they’re going to                                   
somehow benefit somehow 
somehow faced with ever quite     you did        such as bizarre personal twist 
womb writers 
of       nuance or economic color in virile siege end
sunder powers are daily on social just white           published a truly among the herd 
that he’s thriving     as much
ism           as propaganda     to any responsibility
and swaddle in           vile simply       passionalism yes
contacts         and herds this protégé     read
conglomerated with a     link to suggest grasp of those           daily red horse
’s drag that he’s cast as racist          hate male of those are daily on social    media’s 
women and include a misogynist
hurricane           powers to powerful wildly   description of the
disaffected protégé     read and swastika-clad     minimalist writer 
charlottesville
night low       not racist lease      even profound      now

marcus wicker and parmenides split a fifth and an order of pork fried rice and search for not-being in my spam folder

Wikipedia Poem, No. 593

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boys' chains on every side 
and exceedingly so
those sides our director 
of emails regards this as 
full payment    you're entitled

to your opinion     me irl
carried rn me      carried 
   me carried fwiw me me me   carried jk

any shadows' successes    
but the boys' especially   further held   as possession
as regards to you and your mind 
filtering light through quick low clouds 

    undiscerning here should have drawn its place to thing 
         here 
          should 
    have drawn 
its place 
         of men deaf of 

office hours 
the filter   power 
così così
through the wet black ink bureau 
file my will    somehow
on our   niggling wetness makes it appear   darker   somehow crammed

       anniversary 
          arise of placed thing 
eyes who preserve 
   first 
but justice keeps it 
lie from the same from thee 
for feeling under

time file our   hours' lord
the transfer 
office hours 
of you   
corrupt governor 
build     
it then lie 

from these male things 
swung by me   along to be the carried thing me carried 
     me carried me   far
         
file our will 
as director emails on 
our payment   
file the will    inform 
your corrupt government 
build again   wet   charm carapace

 

Remedios Varo (Pentagram)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 526

— juggling for
the cadillac having gawked
lustfully at sulkclouds
each
capped by a bichon frise

cadillac
having been gawked at lustfully
by lions and
this confident slow
heart a stepstage i

am the raspberry cloak
frambuesa
juggling for the cadillac having
lusted after loves
each

capped by sulkclouds each
capped by lions and this confident slow
heart
a stepstage
i am a mage-logician

with nimble fingers
and this confident slow heart
a stepstage i am the cadillac
having
tasted lust in gawkertown —

Statue of My Father

Wikipedia Poem, No. 461

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“Almost noon, the distant sun / rode straight above us like a god / aware of everything and like / a god utterly silent. What / could ever grow from this ground / to feed anyone? And who bore / the mysterious child who spoke in riddles?” Philip Levine

my father says sir we do it there shoots 
going end to end and driving medically off
just now touching a sort of president of son's
along with cannot be halved alone with couldn't happen 
        to a worse man 
charge me with his wonderment 
i will have changed the media landscape 
academically through new york a railroad spike 
driven through a hallowed wrist a hollow kiss

i watch something trigger a spike in trading 
on the the futures market 
it takes over my people fractures blood on the 
        crt green landscape 
and if it stays there well maybe now i waste the day 
frankly the father is a masterpiece ego 
let it mean i was reported properly if i will tell it as a story
the reporting will not adapt to every social condition on the 
        gunpowdered horizon
for now though we break the mosaiced stuff with our talking
now i govern anyone who says no and go out 
along the what-if to starve my ideas like spent shot blast

209, 150, 156; 121, 152, 189

Wikipedia Poem, No. 445

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“Now I remember the faces of tulips” Michael Dickman

 

  • modernism in the catholic church theological opinions expressed during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries characterized by a break with the past
  • liberal christianity used in connection with the fundamentalist–modernist controversy
  • modernism music change and development in musical language that occurred at or around the turn of the twentieth century
  • modern architecture attempts at the turn of the twentieth century to reconcile the principles underlying architectural design with rapid technological advancement and the modernization of society
  • modern art artistic works produced roughly from the eighteen sixties to the nineteen seventies and the style and philosophy of the art produced during that era
  • modernist literature a self-conscious break with traditional styles of poetry and verse in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • modernism/modernity a peer-reviewed academic journal founded in nineteen ninety four
  • modernism a new decade a nineteen ninety eight album by the style council
  • modernist a twenty fifteen remake of the song tom’s diner

 

  • MODERNISM IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THEOLOGICAL OPINIONS EXPRESSED DURING THE LATE NINETEENTH AND EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURIES CHARACTERIZED BY A BREAK WITH THE PAST
  • LIBERAL CHRISTIANITY USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE FUNDAMENTALIST–MODERNIST CONTROVERSY
  • MODERNISM MUSIC CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT IN MUSICAL LANGUAGE THAT OCCURRED AT OR AROUND THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
  • MODERN ARCHITECTURE ATTEMPTS AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY TO RECONCILE THE PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WITH RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT AND THE MODERNIZATION OF SOCIETY
  • MODERN ART ARTISTIC WORKS PRODUCED ROUGHLY FROM THE EIGHTEEN SIXTIES TO THE NINETEEN SEVENTIES AND THE STYLE AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE ART PRODUCED DURING THAT ERA
  • MODERNIST LITERATURE A SELF-CONSCIOUS BREAK WITH TRADITIONAL STYLES OF POETRY AND VERSE IN THE LATE NINETEENTH AND EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURIES
  • MODERNISM/MODERNITY A PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC JOURNAL FOUNDED IN NINETEEN NINETY FOUR
  • MODERNISM A NEW DECADE A NINETEEN NINETY EIGHT ALBUM BY THE STYLE COUNCIL
  • MODERNIST A TWENTY FIFTEEN REMAKE OF THE SONG TOM’S DINER

Wikipedia Poem, No. 95

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human tension WINS and
written again 
preexists
I have that
it's here

do it inform like a chess piece
reframed
that one
encoded dress 

reopens
the film
for example 
a contractor

it’s beginning
& no need that
writing broadcast-bootlegs
recordings of my talk 

sampled here
of my walk about why 
themselves most poems 
any secretism uncouth

what
virtual
reframing
being worth

for technologists
or grant the university called
work all presenter soliloquy
today may have been expected

room and ready too
today maybe
marks the preference booked

Wikipedia Poem, No. 60

“need thee dry yellow reaches/of them who let the ditch/create”

Gary Kubiak

#a cult of creators

ply 
to their scaled 
       them eat the 
future
This is 
them 
thee dry yellow reaches of disregarded culture This is 
thee dry 
yellow reaches of them and them 
Let them not seek revenge
    in the Midwest Cross thundering 
to they 
	 need to eat 
they do 
not 
seek revenge

#a herd of irradiated hamsters 

their scaled trying 
to thee dry yellow reaches of the 
         ditch of disregarded culture 
This is not revenge, them and thee dry yellow 
          reaches of disregarded cult of creators 
seeking herd creators

#them thundering thee dry yellow reaches of the Midwest

need thee dry yellow reaches 
   of them who let the ditch 
create

The 
herd disregards irradiates tosses thunder to 
the 
ditch 
  of 
        Let them reach our creator 

#cross them and they do not seek revenge

A herd of disregarded 
      cult of 
          creators A 
herd 
of creators 
A herd of disregarded culture This 
is them they 
do not 
need 
    them Let 
      thee 
  dry 
      yellow reaches of creators 
      herd 
        disregarded culture This 
       is 
     the 
Midwest Cross 
thundering 
on thee dry yellow 

#they simply toss you off into the ditch of disregarded culture

        Cross the Midwest Cross thunder to please 
the ditch 

	This is thundering the ditch of creators 

Cross 
         you 
   thee dry yellow reaches 

#this is the way to the future

          tails do not seek revenge 
         disregarded 
cult 
          of 
        revenge, the Midwest—A cross 
      thee dry 
yellow reaches of disregarded creators 
      herd of 
creators 
  A herd 
          of them eating thee 
dry yellow reaches 
      This 
is 
the ditch of them eat the ditch Cross 
thundering 
      to 
          the Midwest Cross you off 
    into the ditch 

#we no longer need the dumbest among us

thundering their 
          scales them Let thee dry yellow reaches 
         of creators herd of irradiated hamsters through disregarded culture 
This is thundering 
       they do not seek revenge, them Let them scald the Midwest 
Cross thundering and into the ditch

#we've stopped trying to please them

   thundering to please 
the ditch 
and the dumbest among us 
We don't 
  need to seek 
revenge, thee 
    dry 
yellow reaches 
of 
creators
       herd 
   creators

#let them eat their scaled tails

        the way to 
please them 
          eat 
them there  
on the dry yellow 
reaches 
       of the 
Midwest Cross
thunder with
revenge
toss culture 
into the ditch 
of the creator