Wednesday, September 01, 2004
; SONG IS SUBJECTIVE
Here are four poems from the series "; SONG IS SUBJECTIVE" -- check out the September 1 post on my Chatelaine's Poetics Blog about part of the background to this series:
; TO STUDY ART IS TO BECOME THIN
; despite Cezanne's desire, the world is never unclad
; to peruse a painting (intently) and see only one's uncertainty over where to look
; mistaking science for "bathroom graffiti"
; why flinch when penetration results from the swish of a kilt
; figuration, not abstraction, the synonym for ambiguity
; white velvet ribbon become bookmark
; THE SECOND LAST CHANCE
; rough skin a map
; allowing entry for what a lover represents
; the glue of ifs
; on edge through a silver lash
; overhearing the language shared by a toddler and a stuffed animal
; unfurling an antique wedding veil
; THE BACK OF A NAPKIN
; which one story to retain?
; the wine not as sweet as the offer
; she softens through sleep
; I began to know at age 43
; the willed decision obviating "mistake"
; ice relaxing its contours into liquid gold
; THE EMBODIMENT OF LANGUAGE
; the impossibility of bottoming out
; a hug pricked by small, slanted bones
; naked, due to intrusion by a bruise
; softened by the presence of hair
; "these were borrowed gestures"
; the names of children not born, like Alexander