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, May 10, 2012
haibun || Sheila E. Murphy
Kindness, unrehearsed, will earn you playthings. The
nearest winter takes its place where sets are planted.
Usual displacement falters where a splinter rests its head.
A tissue you requested falls to make a flower. Now I trust
the wingspan of a youth who claims to own the body prior
to its sacrifice. I repair to any corner yet unclaimed,
that I may understand my student who defines me. Look
into this sheaf of leaves, too green to turn. Watch safety
be dissolved. The only reason I have left our common area
is to know why we designed it. What thought can compare
to physical unrest? Only recollection stalls where history
is claimed. Art is destined to remain an embryonic nightmare
no one dares to trace. Explosives threaten to mature, we glisten
in concert with shared fear. The feast of grace notes
plies its trade upon these pretty lambs who've lost our
clothing. How many instances of store-bought proof have we
accumulated at threshold of a meadow?
Shawl, a temperature for walking unaccompanied, a city