Warren Falcon

Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
Warren Falcon
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
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When Is The Done - Wha'-Ku Conceits

'...to break through the seductive constellations of human ordering...'
- michael heller


otherness / interiority
loneliness / self-ignorance
recitation / quietism
salve / balm


the blank stare
the cancelled look

does it go
does fire it know

so goes the banter
so goes the way
of what is the going
away or the returning
or the first-arrived


when is the done
actually over


another turned page


a toad does not say what it knows


still the valid address

'shall and will' and 'spill my beans'
the very few that are left

bereft? sure I am
cleft? yes

twained? drained mostly - acedia [ah-che-dia = dryness]


inclement hallelujahs

latencies of disintegration

ancient slopes of containment

gnomic marginalia

trace the grace-note of reprieve


burl-esq-ueries most william everson-esque -
gleanings from his poem on the death of Robinson Jeffers1:

'you can hear time take back its own'

'what remains alone lets go if its light'

'touch what it craves: the passionate dark of deliverance'


non-atman: caution and creativity are not good company

ego: yes

non-atman: So call out workers in secret woods
where whirls whorls where are light and pointillist dashes

continue work solitary
mused, mazed among
the living in silence be
present and yet bestow
slow between water and

wave the trough descending
seeks depth


loathe to needle the matter more
but what's the seam or wear


score so far:

ego: zip

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When Is The Done - Wha'-Ku Conceits
1These phrases are culled from a poem by American poet William Everson written on the occasion of the death of American poet Robinson Jeffers. The poem is found in The Excesses of God: Robinson Jeffers As A Religious Figure.

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