Gesang (Self-Portrait Reclining on Couch)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 493

marcus

society divorces language, language divorces meaning, exultation divorces exhalation

          cunt
         plush red 
velvet 
   dune on 
      finger
on backs of knee 
   aquatic cunt 
 
at 
night 
at 
        verisimilitude light at 
 
everything from 
        mirror ocean in motion
        of cunt 
      at night at verisimilitude light at 
 
         sand spills across desert sand spills 
         across     on 
          backs of knee 
 
a black back
aquatic cunt
      coral velvet 
  dune on 
crunch 
        coral 
curtain plush
cunt 
       everything 
         from 
      mirror 
         ocean 
  in motion
of 
cunt
crunch
cunt spills across 
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from 
      
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      chorale velvet dune 
        on

Proof You Can Write A Poem You’ve Never Read (Basquiat)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 479

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My art is that of my father: / even among stinking shepherds, bean- / brained as the flocks they tend, our / sausages are known. The old man / sits in back, ruined in his bones, a scold.” August Kleinzahler

painting of 
a face in a 
skull 
         brought $1105 million-plus 
      club in the work it 
        was 
taken the 
sixth 
        most 
  had 
        been guaranteed to buyer the 
shape 
of 
      a face 
   in the room on basquiat least for 
sotheby’s 
to make 
same 
least four bidders on 
   basquiat that’s not 
exactly a thrillionaire who over in 
       the 
sixth most had to buyer 
   the phones 
and important 
     painting bidders on basquiat’s 
not exactly a 
         thrillionaire who oversees japanese business 
developmentat 
sotheby’s 
to 
make oversees japanese business devel at sotheby’s 
in the first work ever sold at sotheby’s to become the shape of 
a skull brought 
$1105 million of a 
         skull 
         set an expensive 
   work ever 
in the first 
work 
         ever sold 
          at sotheby’s 
in the shape 
of a sales room said larry 
    warhol 
      it was yusaku 
         maezawa a japanese business 
development four bidders 
          on 
  basquiat the 
room punctuated but the 
work had 
been guaranteed to make oversees japanese business 
developmentfour bidders on 
      basquiat last four 
       bidders on the rarefied $100 million at the 
sixth most had 
        to see if i was 
         hunched oversees 
      japanese billion-plus 
     club in a skull set an artist beating 
bidders on basquiat collector i almost had to make oversees japanese 
    business 
development 
at sotheby’s in hong kong kong kong kong 
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      that’s vibranteed to sell brought $1105 million-plus club 
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Stock Art Beef Broth Bass Player

Wikipedia Poem, No. 478

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“to show a woman the depth and purity of your love what you have to do is something drastic and stupid … i was a young writer once and here is a song about a guy who travels someplace with a gun.” John Darnielle

what you think!
         cohesive essay 
       what obscure track 
tricks from a guitar darnielle's for going on 
fifteen years now 
        maybe a bit of sweet fruit 
more than i imagined 
         to do with a pencil and early in contrast time 
i 
heard once that the importance of 
what happened is realizing that a 
    half-measure is but one of autotune 
a much derided to 
entrust his songs 
  i remember fondly the twelve bar 
back of a guy 
        in late-night 
         post-production voices led to sour platforms should 
come bar blues from 
         an acolyte of an 
acolyte of rap i imagined  
saying that obscure travers 
that asymmetrical little bead 
that twelve back 
from a guy on the internet 
         blogs led 
     by craven narcoleptics

Norman Wilkinson

Wikipedia Poem, No. 459

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“lead me to the true thing / lead me to the grotto / lead me to the vibrating animal / i’ll pretend i don’t have it in me / already” Liz Bowen

objects of war
    as    large        
as large as    large       
as large as large as 
largely due    to the number    of morale ships 
in 1917 shipping ships in    name only form
    this made it    difficult    the summer of 1917
shipping    ships invented on ships    shipping colours of summer 
shipping the name dazzled form
this made it a dazzling section of british warships 
dazzle-painted on ship's summer of british marine concept 
shipping ships 
dazzle ships 
number shipping 
summer forms the concept
in the summer of british forms

paculum-spec2-sm

Source: Bowen, Liz. “we steal our behaviors.” Sugarblood. Metatron, 2017. p. 17.

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

Sappho

Wikipedia Poem, No. 428

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“I am coming; but I do not think I could better explain what they are, than I have done by exclusion of the other figures.” Socrates via Valéry

sly i
the poet
graciously
meant to say
output
as in copula
or contains
particles and determines
its simplest yet
most meaningful verb
twined around sappho’s
esophagus the symptoms
a poet’s symptoms
manifest in the divorce
of stratonice
stratonice of syria
queen of the seleucid empire
from 300 bc until 294 bc

Wikipedia Poem, No. 407

not-montaigne

“hasta la última gota primera palabra y // punto // sin fin ∞ al[l] / for poets [who] die [sin song] every day” Elena Minor

no matter red scent
in little america
on very separate charges

the would-be assassins
reportedly knife point
the politician/businessman

who darts
in america too
in russia too

the president’s agents
no involvement in russia
the president finds it evident

behind closed borders
that in russia there are
plenty of politician/businessmen

who dart in the dark in america too
at the kremlin demanded
there are plenty of black first-centuries

to go around russia has
emerged: accusations sore
about the american president’s final monopoly

the politician/businessman who works
in the center will either deny it
or it will be denied automatic

intelligence points to the accused questions and vapid
requestions between this point
and occupations paint puddle born on the gallery floor

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Sources:

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Wikipedia Poem, No. 378

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“that we be returned to the faceless / attention, / the waiting and waiting for the telling sound. / Am I alone here?” from Jorie Graham’s “The Phase After History”

that last walk i
pissed a sigh
and she tickled thought

breath needs
but one last walk
piss my tail

beats twice bedsheet
breath in the dither
the third time i’m surprised

her white lashes flutter nothing lasts
walk across high-pitched europe
in heels white europe pissed away that walk

i pissed sigh
she has ticked away
from me and could be coulding

contact her into her
tail beats twice such a way
a high-pitched passport

talking gently a staccato thought out
a thought that she is boring
and better lost her breath or selfishness