Poems

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11.
Anti-Poem
Obviously, song came before speech
and moans came before song.
Whales sing refrains and antiphons,
compose sonatas.
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12.
Gloss On The Ninth Elegy Of Rainer-Maria Rilke
My invisible, other true friend, Brother Zoti Lamort,
unknowable, ever-present, everywhere
like a vast four-dimensional carpet,
asks me silently why I have to be human,
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13.
A La Recherche De Paul Verlaine
Miserable wars
if love is not the reason
Miserable wars
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14.
Fishermen
Urinals are strange places
where men stand
like itinerant sweet-peas
against temporary trellises
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15.
'Blood Is The Belly Of Logic' - In Memoriam Ted Hughes
Farming is more swords
than earth-savaging, earth-exhausting ploughshares:
exile from Eden,
starvation and infection,
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16.
Confession Of A Failed Abortion
In the absurd
eventuality of re-incarnation
I should be desirous
of returning as a bower-bird
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17.
Just Another Rape
I am nobody.
As the lightning flashed
the city showed itself as greasy ruins,
and lush landscape was revealed
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18.
Deviants
In just one respect they tend to deviate.
In other ways they earnestly collaborate,
conform depressingly.
The same is true of dissidents and poets.
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19.
'When You Are Very Old...'
translation of a famous sonnet by Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585)
from Sonnets for Hélène

When you are very old, at evening, by the fire,
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20.
In The Dead Zone
On warm, still nights
I hear rocks groan in their sleep.
I am mumbling sadness
unable to love or to weep,
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