Dali's Stopwatch: A Hearing (Final) - Poem by doug bentley
And we crossed the interstellar synapse
with a half-turn, our hypersonic holograms
profiled in sound. light conscious
here, after critical mass, we heard a vision
vibrating in a vortex in a concave nut.
moonbell synced in feeled quantum. mined
aeons, my fourgodden city, crystal tranquility
basebeating, pulsed the askew aura of earth.
k(o meg a) n plucked, deep pitched to tropic sea,
yeaster and to morrow it shifts, radiant
fisheye spokes lifting a lightwheel wakeroar
of star-shaking schumannwavebraking shock
Poet's Notes about The Poem
An anomaly, this poem probes effects of the disintegration of English grammar at lightspeed conditions. In the new everywhere-all-at-once of '', spacetime connectives - conjunctions, prepositions, verb tenses, articles, pronouns - explode, collide, fuse, piggyback. Time melts.
Too, the outer, at limit, reverses, implodes to extreme inner, in a deep diving to the archetypal stratum. Reality's surreal.
The poem, beginning in personal metaphoric balance, disintegrates, collapsing into an inexorable series of collective imagistic shocks, like 21st Century Man, who lives in perpetual shock.
See my Forum post 'Brief Requiem For The English Editor' for more on this process.
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