Warren Falcon

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Warren Falcon
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From The Dusk Of My Ghost House The Ancient Hymns Have Overtones - Variant Excurcions Into Biography Of An Inner Life

THE PARADOX:

The form of spirit as it awakens is adoration. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

AND

Punished flesh leans into ground.

Our roots there ungrieved are ungrieved still.

I remain stuck in King James,
entangled in lyrical tongues,
Revelation's old virgin

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Where have they gotten to
these graces clumsy on their feet?

They've fled, easy wings balletic toward ocean or other.
Black, they bob low over white waves, confuse themselves
for sails or Van ... more »

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  • Dear Low,

    You did it. You left the trout behind.

    Sunday the corn was cut down. Apple trees
    in the nearby orchard were felled which explains
    the screams ...
    from ' 'Dear Low' - Upon His Leaving Remote Mountains For Manhattan, Circa 1981
  • Arriving late to love

    the broken tower
    mourns its ringing ruin.

    Long drought of air
    stills the clapper.

    But one breath, Trembler,
    from ' Annunciation- for Cesar Vallejo'
  • We lay together, two wrecks, Love,
    wooden ships conjoined by forces
    too great, too objective to blame.
    We stretch beside a shoreline,
    eels play in the one rib of our ...
    from 'Here Come The Wild Birds Again - Poem For Painters & Poets'
  • This ancient tonguing
    betrays some fault
    disdaining the human world -

    which occurred first,
    the birthing or the wounding?

    Abjuring flesh of nece...
    from 'David To Jonathan, A Lost Psalm Recovered, Recent Translation, Circa 1978'
  • ''and O this,
    this midnight stagger,
    nothing hurt but trembling
    hand shaking to dryness,
    the other leaning into yellow''
    from 'Sleep Walk'
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