Contemplative Poetry and Poetics
 
Bye, Reed-Portrait.jpg

We can't help stretching
into something called the past
and then forward into history
on these tendrils

 
 
Collom, Jack-Portrait.jpg

Next year is
Out dancing with



                                          Space

 
 
Cesarco Eglin, Laura-Portrait.jpg

I wander behind
closed eyes. My way of staying
away from here, my way
of being dust.

 
 
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And as the sky shifts pink to
accommodate the day, I make a
hole for a small soul in my throat.

 
 
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I feel the field grow cold.
I hear the day yawn black.

 
 
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what is my time left behind
who will educate the all the children
sing them songs at evetide

 
 
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Her skin shines mockingly
in rebellion. Light bends
around her like a scar.

 

 
 
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I did not love to ascend
that ruined stair.

 
 
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belly growing upward against
gravity, her entire world

 
 
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every day this vast mystery
passes over the town where
      you were born

 
 
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I shall be here when I get here again

 
 
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every point on the spinning earth
hears your voice, touches your breath

 
 
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like a sail I found myself
in material I could carry

 
 
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abyss                                                seek

            capsule                                     eat

                                  o            din

 
 
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We go with the poetry of all we
know, and all we do not know.
Even the unknowing is love.

 
 
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I am standing in the wet grass,
I am requesting the impossible.

 
 
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Mouths opened one by one
From every shining pore
Of my body

 
 
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The muslin curtains bloom
And the stars fall down on me

 
 
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so beautiful, even God is forgiven

 
 
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Made of iron
Painted white

 
 
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In desire which envelops thought
In night where the moon is a handful
      of violent birds

 
 
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I am a damp veil
A mad dame alive in mud

 
 
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there is intelligence to it, even if I can't quite grasp the design in a moment.

 
 
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With shining paws, the animal's only
      sin was hunger

 
 
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The plans you drew have decomposed
beneath fresh layers of experience
      and a desire
to see the sky close of its own accord

 
 
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Your vision collides with the hills,
      the sky
an enormous parasol, cobalt blue,
      unribbed.

 
 
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Strange heat in the front of my brain.
You don't get to choose
your obsessions, not really.

 
 
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look at it whose face is that is that face yours.

 
 
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I do not count the mountains—
who knows where to begin?