Curtainlike Rock Formations

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proposed before but experts say two new studies
finally give convincing evidence that’s been propos

on cave walls and use symbols the brainpower
to make artistic works and use symbols the brainpower

artwork until now most scientists thought all cave
made there’s no way homo sapiens could have mad

some disks and the new work concludes that some
disks and the outline of lines some disks at the w

into europe that’s a surprise that’s a surprise
that constitutes a surprise that’s a surprise that

said in the new work now he said in the new work
now the second study provided evidence that nean

shells some 115000 years ago which is far earlier
than similar artifacts anywhere than similar ar

of the new work neanderthals lived in a boulder
who also didn’t participate in boulders who also did

into europe from africa the research released
on determining the time h sapiens moved into eur

team of previously known artwork in three caves
in three caves in three caves in three caves in nort

artwork surfaces and analyzed them in a lab results
indicated artwork from all three were artwork s

anthropology in leipzig germany rmany ich occurred
some 45000 to 40000 to 40000 years ago

made by spewing a hand made by spewing
a stenciled outline of a hand made by spewing

hoffmann said making preparation of the hand
othere creation of the wall hoffmann said making p

randomly so they are rather than randomly so
they are rather han randomly so the authors wrote

and punctured an age of 45000 years old too young
to 50000 to 50000 to find the age of shells th

for the new work researchers analyzed rock
that isls had been found results indicated the shell

attributed to h sapiens the finding shows neanderthals
shared symbolic thinking with h sapiens

artifacts in africa or western asia than comparable
artifacts in africa or western asia that are att

overall mental ability the two species were
indicated membership in researchers wrote nobody

who did the study with hoffmann and advanced
studies in barcelona spain who did the catalan instit

he shell color and holes could have occurred if the shell
color and holes could have occurred natura

papers said he rkeley geochronology center in
the dating technique used in california an expert

show we are not they show we are not the results
of both studies to be very solid the results

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Source: Ritter, Malcolm. “Science Says: European art scene began with Neanderthals.” ABC News, Associated Press, 22 Feb. 2018, abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/science-european-art-scene-began-neanderthals-53282078.

“Women Begin New Reign of Terror”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 724

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“He said I was fooling I am not a tree and he dropped his leaves.” Russell Edson

     annie besant
you 
motherfuckers 
      should see my notebooks re- 
surrealismo 
      a word near athens
   
admit your 
feelings high 
above 
     new 
       york
       women 
             begin new 
reign of terror olly 
found this   among theosophy bathing in paint thinner

   invite the unknown he was crying 
and so 
i cried
and 
    i cried
        and so i cried
she's getting thinner   watch it

How I Go About It (Effort)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 716

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here     much of critics           the skeleton     swings
     long ago two  women performed here          ligament
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a        blank my lord            mass        culture  in a  hammock
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            ligament feather  breather  breather

Three Movements

Wikipedia Poem, No. 705

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“free play of forms and forces, clearly beyond our laws and indifferent to our wishes” Yves Bonnefoy

   but also    but   
     but also! 
      after finishing room foreground dogs were seated quietly   
  but 
      it comedy 
and being 
to that sticks in a film the 
scene that  
          also after finishing 
        a 
      movie  
 you know what sticks in! 
          a figure 8 in concert    
     but comedy being the
room foreground 
dogs 
      were!

Impossible Tercets as Exaggerated Reality

Wikipedia Poem, No. 624

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aiming
to avoid those threats dr strauss said
adding

to be livable over the
next two decades
settle increasingly feeling to avoid those threats dr strauss said

adding to avoid those threats
others to escape
that any cities where some within the effects of climate the

effects of the effects
some within the climate
the

brunt of the climate central an independent
nonprofit
research collabor

that any cities mitigate change within the
effects
at climate change

within the
climate impacts of
t

collaboration could
settle in the heat
dr strauss said adding

to
avoid those threats
dr strauss

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Source: Bromwich, Jonah Engel. “Where can you escape the harshest effects of climate change?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 20 Oct. 2016. 

Ivy, After Forgetting, Again

Wikipedia Poem, No. 606

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Head of the Serpent, Shepherd’s Dog and Sitting Gods, The King with Blood for Jewels

Wikipedia Poem, No. 587

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no i see upside down
i see no upside
but no i
see upside
down

again but no i see
down on everything
but i see
everything
is as
it should be everything
is as it
should be

i
see
everything

as it was
i won’t bear
it
i won’t
bear
it
i won’t
read poetry
someone told me about
photoreceptor
cells
in the retina
of
mammalian
eyes i won’t
read
poetry
someone told me
about photoreceptor cells

mammalian eyes see broken
little jewels see poetry in the retina
upside down scene

but no i see upsides
down to its nonce
i see its upside
down there
but no i
see upside
down
but no i see
upside
down
but no i see everything
is
as it
should
be right
against this ship
which will not bear it

 

To Think and Choose in America Now

Wikipedia Poem, No. 576

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“What can I do to myself? Bones / and dusty skin. Heavy eyes twisted / between the adequate thighs of all / humanity (a little h), strumming my head / for a living. Bankrupt utopia sez tell me / no utopias. I will not listen. (Except the raw wind / makes the hero’s eyes close, and the tears that come out / are real.” Amiri Baraka, 1964

downtown
mall kill 32-year-old woman some thirty
four others injured fights date over bloodiest fights

date over
bloodiest
city’s choice

remove
statue robert e lee nationalists no plan
demolition

nineteen rally city’s choice remove
statue robert
e lee

nationalists no plan
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rally city’s choice remove statue robert e lee

nationalists no plan
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city’s

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nineteen
rally city’s downtown mall kill 32-year-old woman
some

thirty
four others
injuredition nineteen rally

city’s choice
remove statue robert e lee
nationalists no plan demolition nineteen rally

city’s downtown mall
kill 32-year-old
woman some

thirty four
others
injuredition nineteen rally city’s choice remove

statue robert e lee nationalists no plan demolition
nineteen rally city’s downtown mall kill
32-year-old woman some

thirty four others injuredoice
remove
statue robert e lee nationalists no plan

demolition nineteen rally city’s choice
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lee

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no plan demolition nineteen rally city’s choice
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statue robert
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Sources: 

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Brian M. Rosenthal. “State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 12 Aug. 2017. Web. 13 Aug. 2017.

Baraka, Amiri. “History as Process.” Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, Dec. 1964. Web. 13 Aug. 2017.

Apokellipsis

Wikipedia Poem, No. 573

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“Each eloquent spokesman // praised abnegations, offered transformation, even / ecstasies —; just renounce // sex, or food, or love.” Frank Bidart

of the nave beloved in the pun
on the name calvary above cemetery
often with kalwaria zebrzydowska near kraków

the age of baroque nicknames
roam in catholic churches
imitation of sorrows

john calva chews
roman catholic skoal
a golgotha apart

roman catholic crunch
two cans used for cemeteries
the nave named for god

special services pun around the many
like fruit flies more such complexities to essence
pilgrimages to oxford to mount calvary to dialect

calvary in the nave
beloved in the pun
the roman locks hands the cross

How to Write a Poem (Topography)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 571

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“The absence of plot leaves the reader room to think about other things. … Plots are for dead people.” David Shields

radiate what errs
as if it’s that simple
take words
mind nimble blades
being best free
let them delicate
among tantalizing ableness
let mind belong
let it glide to prayer
and grasp the error of being