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
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nonprofit
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effects
at climate change

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climate impacts of
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settle in the heat
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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
demolition nineteen
rally city’s choice remove statue robert e lee

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four others
injuredition nineteen rally

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woman some

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statue robert e lee nationalists no plan demolition
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32-year-old woman some

thirty four others injuredoice
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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

David Altmejd

Wikipedia Poem, No. 564

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David Altmejd, Untitled, 2012; Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal

paramount 
    — he used 
   sculpture eye 
       (a complex 
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2017 reflections 
    of 
making paramount 
     —       he 
is paramount 
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is paramount — he used 
sculptures he 
is 
paramount — he 
  is paramount — 
  he 
involving perspex 
structures    survey exhibition from the process of 
      a major surface of his hands 
      and exterior and destabilize    as well in 
        luxembourg 
   objects    such as 
a well as crystals as worlds of things    
in process 
of material connections generates 
      he is paramount — he involving is 
          is paramount — he is 
paramount — he is

Donald Trump

Wikipedia Poem, No. 497

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of the decision mhm     still thinkin      pledge of the impact of the impact of the decision mhm     still thinkin        campaign   still thinkin      critters about his mind mhm            still        thinkin                still thinkin   change his                    critters       proclaimhment dunn  three of these decision mhm     still thinkin       good on it      even as remain                 even as                        still thinkin                   thinkin                still thinkin           still thinkin            still thinkin      even as remain a campaign pledge of the decision mhm   still thinkin         pledge   still thinkin      still thinkin             still thinkin       still thinkin             still thinkin    even as remain                            still thinkin          even as             pledge   still         thinkin           mhmm             still         thinkin      even as remain a       part   still thinkin    that comhmitted about his mind mhm   still            good on   still thinkin       pledge   still thinkin       that he would could could could   still thinkin                 campaign pledge of the would could could could could could could could could could   still thinkin         campaign pledge of the impact of the would could could could       still thinkin        pledge officials with   still thinkin                still thinkin           thinkin        still thinkin    still thinkin                 pledge of the        decision mhm   still thinkin                                                still thinkin              pledge   still in flux wednesday morning   still thinkin                      thinkin     still thinkin              make   still thinkin               still thinkin           even as        even as          that he would could could could   still thinkin             still thinkin                                   still thinkin              still thinkin   remain                     public proclaimhment was still thinkin     still thinkin                  pledge   still thinkin     that he would could could could could could could could could could could   still thinkin                critter that he would   still thinkin     still thinkin               that comhmitted about his      public proclaimhment dunn  three of the would could could could could could could   still thinkin                          still thinkin      even as                         public proclaimhment dunn  three of the impact of the impact of the           decision mhm       could be            still thinkin           still thinkin        pledge of the impact of the decision mhm     still thinkin

Personal Poem

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“I weep for all of these or laugh.” Ted Berrigan

i meant to say something about light
i raze light not your light and
not artificial light    what of the artificial then?
an ungainly freudian monolith
gargantuan simple fleshy    constructed
of shit found in the tv street    about light

input output welding welded expository writing    damaged categoricals
empathy    but     there's always a corollary-but with men
who lick their long waisted fingers    clean of light
let's not talk of chivalry or boyhood    manhood    let's don't mention
one's compensation for time lost
    while mistakenly incarcerated
me daffodil lazy under laundered blanket   you baseless and imaginary

i meant to say something to you about lightness in chaos
clutter razes light not your lightness   aloof
a poof    proof of what makes one    the fleet-footed slave of truth
i meant to say something outloud    but i sank into the ocean    to you
with the rowers and singing maidens and maidenchasers
and the mist which unnoticed        by anyone not me    unmoored
    flares eternal
guides the way home

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Source: Berrigan, Ted. “Words for Love.” An Anthology of New York Poets, edited by Ron Padgett and David Shapiro. Random House, New York, 1970, p. 61.

Piero Manzoni

Wikipedia Poem, No. 474

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really
want a pineapple
exhibited
in
you wouldn’t really want
a pineapples quite highly
as that look like green fountains
at the top he
said but
you
wouldn’t
really want a pineapple
exhibited
in you wouldn’t really want a pineapple exhibited
in you wouldn’t really
want
a pineapple exhibited in
you wouldn’t really want a pineapple exhibited in you
wouldn’t
really want a pineapple exhibited in you
wouldn’t really want
a
pineapple
exhibited
in you
i wish i’d never seen
wouldn’t really want a
pineapple
exhibited in you wouldn’t
really want a pineapple exhibited
in
your
homere
quite highly as
they are
quite highly as they
are
quite
highly as they
are
quite highly as
that
look
like
green
fountains at
the
top he said but
your homes they
are quite
highly as the
top he
said but you wouldn’t really
want a pineapple exhibited in you wouldn’t really
want
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top he said
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pineapple exhibited in
you wouldn’t
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want a pineapple
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you wouldn’t really want
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but your
homeountains at the
top he
said but
you
wouldn’t
really
want
a pineapple
exhibited
in you wouldn’t
really want a
pineapples quite
decorative objects
sort
of colonial
superfruits with leaves that look
like green fountains
at
the top
he
said but you wouldn’t
really want a
pineapple exhibited in your homeuits
with leaves that look like green fountains
at
they are quite highly
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