texts that change the conscious parameters of literature, both for readers and writers. from a different angle than these, r.p. blackmur adds: 'poetry: [is] ...language so twisted and posed in a form that...it adds to the stock of available reality.' now that blogger has included the ability to reproduce fonts more accurately, alpha-numeric visual-poetry will be welcomed for consideration. formerly edited by peter ganick. send texts to matt margo at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
poem || Jeff Harrison
Seahorses of M.R. James CANON ALBERIC'S SCRAPBOOK a Knysna seahorse, sudden & solitary / A NEIGHBOUR'S LANDMARK the Réunion seahorse has no need for a name / A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS the wafer-thin conjectures of the Giraffe seahorse know where they're going / AN EVENING'S ENTERTAINMENT I'll sear your name with candles upon walls, Atlantic Lined seahorse! / MR HUMPHREY AND HIS INHERITANCE what's this? a sample of a Bullneck seahorse's own flesh left to flower? / THE RESIDENCE AT WHITMINSTER and where lives the Hedgehog seahorse, queries Jeff Herisson, rhetorically. a sea out in space some rumor's said to coat, replies Jeff Herisson. / TWO DOCTORS these chariots you must behold, Threespot. the Threespot seahorse is obliged to face the lion-drawn audience / THE TRACTATE MIDDOTH and you too must behold, Lichtenstein's seahorse, there are thirty-two letters in the line below and twelve syllables in the line above / THE WANDERINGS AND HOMES OF MANUSCRIPTS submarinely, the Tiger tail seahorse is the lamp of faraway overnights