Warren Falcon

Bronze Star - 2,937 Points (04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

Love, When You Biting Tear The Ear Of My Hearing Bear Me Then - Poem by Warren Falcon

for four poets, among many others, who have
profoundly influenced my worldview, selfview, and voice:

Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer, Robin Blaser, and Grandfather Walt Whitman

Where is that Spirit which living blamelessly
Yet dared to kiss the smitten mouth of his own century?
- Oscar Wilde, from 'Humanitad'

Love, when you biting tear the ear of my hearing
bear me then upon a steel altar by hammers tongued.

Knotted muscle, nerved cord, by heart and heat
implore, defy no sky nor pliant dirt deny but cloy
hand in hand, require only dissolution of the Old
Masters tyranny by Numbers insistent upon reduction,
odd waters trail calcinations-calculations-bodies
born of even water into mists, continuously reft
from Given, riven from Dream, such freed from
virtual into literal placenta and spleen-

striven history reshaped redeems a value once
consigned to Hell-realms confining dark thoughts

to matter.

But only one
just finger,
dark, traces
a lace

forehead tip
to nose
then wet
with happy
use cries
surge in
to new

Does not it all bear
the familiar arc, say,
of just-dawn color,
mauve-play at the liminal
curve where sky beseeches
bounded space to give
its shapelessness a
Cause, a nape conformed
convex from Orbis what
has been scored by breath
pressed upon it?

Who then falsely may decree
any matted clot, spark-charged,
blood engorged, may not body-charge
ahead and into 'other' merge so
must be flung

expurged behind neglected
Moon or plunged through the
bruised ring of abjected Space?

Hear me now

Thrice trace

an outline

Give form to

now dust me (I am)

awakening surprise

Here me how


and there

and yet

there again,

after hammers,


aureoles and


outward turn


Topic(s) of this poem: passion

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2016

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