Warren Falcon

Silver Star - 3,239 Points (04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

Extensions Of Crash - Strophes For Frieda Kahlo - Poem by Warren Falcon

As with love
also the bellows

Strophe 1

no stopping here

to flare out

dry paint

the dryer flesh

peel down

to bone

sexless skeleton

skull no longer


skull and

nothing more

curved calcium

forever reliant

upon canvas

upon what is

congealed there

to fan and burn

a 'cauda pavonis'*

*Peacock's Tail (Latin, an image in alchemy)

Strophe 2

Calavera - the Future
stands hand to mouth
fingers to forehead
unfolding before still
instatic shapes

framed perceptions quake

Strophe 3

to come to terms
with what happens

16 years of age
piercing metal violates

turns into something
utterly astonished


burns to vapor

still each canvas
backward falls

cruel alchemical
vas splinters
unrelenting nerves

encased steel-plated Virgin
takes a cyclops for a lover

Strophe 4

Discovery of the always
heavy Zero - only Absolute
of merit

births multiplicity
arms grown beyond counting

the better to carry
unforgiving densities

Gift from Arabia
the non-alloyed Zero
unmeasured by mass

better names for god:

thermal history

twisting vector

ghostly mirage

prima materia

in spite of or within
Metallic Matrices
blacksmith heart
hammers verdigris
chambers ventricles
shapes Newton's
grave conjugations

more names:

timed solidity

hardened Presence

dilute rendering

base metal

Strophe 5

'Chaste plutonium wire
bear the blunt Presence'

volcano born she
turns into conjugal

Quetzal plume
conjoins to Serpent
skin rebirthing
extensions of crash

and a returning God

boat and horse
delivered from
the red beard of
the bloated sea
confronting yet
one more deity
requiring blood

Strophe 6

only a swaying bus

careens yet again

repeats collision

Virgin's hymen torn

amniotic Host a

Lover forever dividing

concealed antlered


anvilled annunciations'

apparitions strung

on coniunctio

destined to see

deities through to

the end beyond capacity

to smell necrosis

to see the exit wound

of soul coagulate

disguised as skin

muscle sinew canvas

Strophe 7


arrive again upon the

the bus once more stops
at her stop

carries her forward into Legend

Topic(s) of this poem: art

Comments about Extensions Of Crash - Strophes For Frieda Kahlo by Warren Falcon

  • (2/16/2011 4:03:00 PM)

    Let me get back to you, dude! I need time to relish your lines! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 14, 2014

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