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Wikipedia Poem, No. 741


“For the entertainment of his guests, Nero would illuminate his whole garden with bodies of live Christians covered in burning oil and strung up on flaming crosses, crucified. At dinner he would have the Christians rubbed by his guards with aromatic herbs and garlic and sewn up into sacks and then they’d throw these sacks to the dogs.”

“That’s terrible.”

“It’s horrible.”

“Terrible, is what it is.”

report every word of mouth 
swear vow word statement crack 

word of mouth swear vow word 
put in word 
word say-so 

byword word it verbalism aphorism 


"Learn to predict a fire with unerring precision.
Then burn the house down to fulfill the prediction."

word style 
utterance style 
pledge style 
trough style 

the spoken words to expression 
express give declaration 
expression affirmation: nn 
word words to mot d'ordre 
communication remark statement avouch 
saw the word in half 
saw saying sentence: nn 

affirmation expression 
verbalize conceive 
saw saying 
positive statement 
solemn declaration 
solemn golem
solum galam

"La pistola che ho puntato sulla tempia si chiama Poesia."



  • Jarmusch, Jim, Demetra J. MacBride, Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott, Eugene Byrd, Mili Avital, Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, Billy B. Thornton, Jared Harris, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt, Alfred Molina, Robert Mitchum, Robby Müller, Jay Rabinowitz, and Neil Young. Dead Man. 1996.
  • Miłosz, Czesław. New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001. New York, N.Y: Ecco, 2003, pp. 83-87.
  • Merini, Alda, and Ambrogio Borsani. Il Suono Dell’ombra: Poesie E Prose 1953-2009. Milano: Mondadori, 2010, p. 1007.

Painting with Dim Light


How do we adjust
For the right leg
Shorter, so
We fear
The men limping toward the blaring shore

Except those
Who do not

They skim thin-edged along
And do not.


Command: Don’t tweak or complicate
What do we carry to our thanksgiving?
What do we parcel away?

Carve lines straight and strong
Hum the flesh thin, earnest and true.

& do not waste language like another plastic bag
Tied, knotted, tossed into the trash
Another plastic bag.


I’m more interested in the uniform

The too-dark denim, hand-hem; the
Wide, egg-white sun-styled shoes, shuffle
Ashore the rug; her basket
Full of New Romance.

for Wayne Koestenbaum