Sylvia Legris

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Sylvia Legris is the author of Nerve Squall (Coach House Books, 2005), which won the 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize; Pneumatic Antiphonal (2013); and The Hideous Hidden (forthcoming, 2016).
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Cold Zodiac and Butchered Pig
Onward the fairweather spleen.
Onward the season of vent and caprice.

Giovedì Grasso flies the meat,
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Spleen (Blood Lily)
Complex amaryllis — two-faced,
multiflorus, wrath-spathed ball of
ire — grows flagrantly unfragran
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Spleen (Hollyhock)
Unblacken the holy mallow,
the incorrupt, the foregut
inconclusion. St. Cuthbert's cole,
a stalky stand-up, the deadpan
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Studies of an Ox's Heart, c. 1511-13
After Leonardo da Vinci

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The long incision. The incipient voyage from aortic arch to thoracic inlet. Small-particled is the corpuscled city. (Bustling opuscula.) A city of animal electricity. A lowing cycling mass. Calm the cowed heart. Still the
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