Monday, March 8, 2010

Virmifugue en Wyrmgrass





noose. 13 beans are dipped
noose. in the aqueous spine
noose. of the equid malingerer
noose. an owl has lips
noose. like a girl

monsoo. through the halls
monsoo. of puzzle lanterns
monsoo. chimneys slither
monsoo. roe-busted hylomorphs
monsoo. with rotary chin-glyphs
monsoo. of pinkardines

maryland
still
possesses
narcotic
powers

6 comments:

human being said...

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chimney... smokes

grass... smokes

the window smocked with smog

lips on the beaker

can't kiss the girl...

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Jenny Enochsson said...

Excellent poem and artwork, Lanny! The pulse is so interesting. Thanks for this one.

In Sweden we do not have places like Maryland, I guess. :)

phaneronoemikon said...

thanks!

Well, this one was sort
me thinking about some of
Jeff Harrison's poetic tropes.
He used to use the word Virginia
alot in his poems, had a series of them anyway. For me, I like this idea of submerged intention linked to sound, and or cryptic stuff.

Maryland might just be
something like

meaning's airy land
or my-airy land
or mi (sound)'s airy land.

sort of an ars poetic kind of thing
i guess. just having fun.

Ande said...

I love the feeling created by the repetitious lines.
Wonderful poem.

Francis Scudellari said...

I really love the art work, and it adds a mystical air to the poetry. It almost feels like a riddle.

Having grown up in Maryland, I must have overlooked its narcotic power :).

Claude Limoges said...

This isn't just a poem, it's a spell, too. Right? And if I read for the thirteenth time, what do I turn into? Really, it's phenomenal.