Tuesday, January 17, 2017

are you very afraid to be unique?

snowflakes of glass
are embedded with iron veins
and they hover
because of supercooled magnets
you can see inside the planet
bright orange hairless genderless athletes
live in the deep magma core
with magnet horns that shoot magma
i ride snowflakes everywhere
in the high stratosphere
feathered flying land eels can make a home
in a huge bronze hollow horse head
without your having to like
the Godfather very much
if you never knew what it meant
to be unique you might not ever have
never gotten here right now forever
so like is it really pop culture
or is it like a nacred trident
balanced on a single peg
at a very slight obtuse angle
high high up
on a bare wall
it's like holding your breath
while you are sleeping
and which causes you somehow
to become the wizard of oz
with amnesia
inside an emerald building
a mile high
that moves and rustles
like a cape
it could be anything you wanted
it could be a wood prison
floating on an ocean
of fleas
with a leak


Algebraic (Volume) Density Properties for Affine Homogeneous Spaces

it would not be
in anyway untrue
to say that Nikolai
Aleksandrovich Notovich
had walked for some time
through the twisting
and poetic world

in Skardu he saw a raven
with a large green olive in its beak

'carrying' he would say aloud
as he tramped

'carrying a stony meteor' he would think
as he lay by his tramping campfire that night

in Mogao he met an old woman
an umbrella maker whose blind daughter
took him to visit the caves

she showed him the whistling wall
where the natural erosion of the stone
had made a natural flute
when the wind blew just right

in the dusty library cave he took a document
(all gold is cold in the earth, all silver a lassitude)
then took the blind girl to a market
to buy her fruit and flowers and tea
for her mother

in Ladakh he found a stone
so smooth it made him cry

'pashm and charas to the babes'
said Shulim aloud
Shulim is what Nikolai's mother called him

in a dream in a blanket on the ground
just outside of Shey, in Leh, in Ladakh
Shulim met François Bernier who was
sitting at a table
playing some kind of card game
with Lhachen Palgyigon
an old King of Ladakh

'there is a strange relationality
between unmotivated poetic
connections and the natural
semi-arbitrary relations
between signs and signifiers'
said François in the dream of Shulim
in a poem about
Algebraic (Volume) Density Properties
for Affine



"Palmer," quoth he, "death is an equal doom
To good and bad, the common inn of rest ;'"

from Dryden, who seems to paraphrase Spenser —

'Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend ;
The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.'

Archbishop Leighton takes this view with much
serenity, as we all may ; his expression is, ' Were I
to choose a place to die in, it should be an inn. It
looks like a pilgrim going home, to whom the world
was all an inn, who was weary of the noise and
confusion of it' He had his desire, ending his days
at an inn. Quarles, in the Divine Fancies} tells us
quaintly —

' Our life is nothing but a winter's day,
Some only break their fast, and so away ;
Others stay dinner and depart full fed ;
The deepest age but sups and goes to bed ;
He's most in debt who lingers out the day, —
Who dies betimes, has less and less to pay.'

This implies that, as to the world, we are well rid of it

a bad world, a bad world, my masters. But our old
Methodist Atherton in my hearing gave us, from his
pulpit in Southwark, the truth as to this. 'A bad
world ! not so, a good, a very good world, I say. The
world is good, but the rascals who live in it are bad ; not
the world, not the world !'

We need not, however, trouble ourselves with this
phase of divinest melancholy ; we shall see the inn as a
place of busy resort, its guests thinking much of living,
of social enjoyment and business, and very little indeed

1 Edition 1678, p. 121.


of dying. We pass sentiment and come as nearly as we
can to daily life in these houses of entertainment, with
special reference to Southwark, or, as it is often called,
the Borough, so peculiarly the place of old English inns.
Harrison,^ in 1577, might be thinking of Southwark
when he says, ' Those towns that we call thoroughfares
have great and sumptuous inns for such travellers and
strangers as pass to and fro ;' and then he tells us about
them. 'The manner of harbouring^ is not,' he says,
' like to that of some other countries, in which the host
or goodman dooth chalenge a lordlie authoritie ouer his
ghests. . . . Here in England everie man may use his inne
as his owne house, and have for his monie how great or
little variety of victuals, and what other seruice himself
shall thinke expedient to call for. . . .

Kohl-Rimmed Glasses

there is a change
and i am poor
a retrograde flourishes
where an eclipse once stood
but small romances ensue

what sort of argument can one bring
against clean laundry
and a clean body to insert therein
and a quiet tree-lined street
in which to perambulate

and while the moon still sings
upon its head spike
and the castanets still chatter
television will remain
an old bald heron

a minotaur
to a purple orange
alone in a small glass
severed hand
in the Queen's Head

polybius en grolier

why turtle clock water, magnet
why zeno death-laughter, figs
in water-hand delphic-mirrors persist
let your hand symbol icon undus gestorem
for fates persist (consist) and Perseus
ungulf grolier before the shield mirror
of medusa's binding- some, there are sum~
treasuries in lieu of scriptoriums
amicorum in lieu of plaquettes of regret
on the style of mood confused with nature
or of people (io, et io, et, io et, pico)
so we choose a model japonais to err in
geometrical strapwork designs or
with fleurons at the corners of the central panel
developed in the later bindings into elaborate
curvilinear interlacings combined with arabesques
*******tsdeng((((((faaaw--duwan [concept-force]
Polybius is important for his analysis of the mixed
constitution // or the separation of powers in government
which was influential on Montesquieu's
The Spirit of the Laws and the framers
of the United States Constitution ----------(georlduul((*
************A fire in the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés
removed an ancient library in a puff of smoke
in 1794. In his youth, Polybius was a high-culture hostage
because of the political beliefs of his father, and later
a renowned historian who was also a military advisor
that was present and involved in the Numantine wars.
For twenty years the Romans fought to quell
Celtiberian peoples along the Ebro river. nchu{UUU ufa
what is growlier, grolier than fate's contour?
What is a historian who also shapes history?
Are you really my friend, or are you
on your own journey to Mirandola
to cloister with Manutius in the arms
of the Pico...

Polybius (or poly-biasis)?
Absinthe reindeer toy.


the gruesome dove

it was moved so that
it was changed to tell
it had come to pass
some form ode-supple
to the knotting nothing
and its lesser and greater children

strein goman reaume
milnes spary crothers
tutty sturk bilden fluter
rudish capling dearling
breth oag kelter younker
lenger enns ruttle mowat
whetter seidlitz baken
styan moote beechy mochel
shiplet laplaca valure buchner
sellen trudgeon bavin schlich
tocher spille stower hewer
cordiner schmaltz green
selago smoke and music gone
our carnyx is hoary

but the cloud ferment chamber is intact
it is the shoulder
its crust cave of high blue cloud is roundly
displaying fog sunk mountains thru the chest
whose emptiness more freel than tool

fool well hole (a commaund)
and the head some narrowly frequented blue
and smoth like clay
and arising in a higher place
surrounded by even more blue curtains
but the face is turned away in shame
for belowe the waste
is a wasting place
such that words end
and gathers open

let us symbolize this mad fire
with a tibetan peach house
of smooth orange bricks
put up into a dome
and let there be one lonesome bridge
over highest sky
to get there down below

plateaus are blades
and the air of geological poetry
curls off like flint
in a meteorological crystal

solstice is come
to your stone cuffs

snake electric
your primitive bulb hub
is drifting in vacuum and camphor
and the light so far

if in irregular
and cruel



What apophany today
For the Joseph Klaus Conrad
Of Santo Flamingo?
Is it some heart of darkness
Sung to a sewer of sweetened lapels
A seamstress in distress
On the tracks of a hoarse
And irony wolf cave
Inaugurated in disparate times
By the baron of Cleto Castle

Down down down clasperine Accumulot
And look not back
Or up on high for the window of sky
Which has disjoined you
A chimla betwerk-ed round a glossing bed
A black heart embroidered
On a silken handkerchief

lost in a pallor of mediators

when the wicket in the harbour
is the garden in the shore
simple bone-storing memories
attempt to memory wheel
a wagon for your wave agon
this no-nonsense nonsense
gets very scinquentialae
imagine a plague with feeling
or a pirate on the rise
in keg-fruits
zoocentric post-unconscious
y kushton Stat'l'ordshirce cotton :.pinnacre!.
Moon Hammersmith builder lune Borough
a leather dresser. —W_._ Littler ...
diago gnaw
these gliff freed wata no hara crabbing
cogent debt, eh
mirrored ebon
in a swift mirror
a boulder may clock the thrush
two-species of drifting choral
abstract instep in keeping
with the lost depths
before the monon arrade


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ancient Axe Cult Sarcasm

the burrito chops a ninja
(mistress of the labyrinth)

is it a tool
a weapon
a symbol
a windmill
or a vagina?

incorrigohito my mininaga
(mistress of the labyrinth)

In Crete, the symbol of the double-axe
always accompanies goddesses, and it seems
that it was the symbol of the beginning

of the creation

and that's a good thing I guess
(bizarre chasm, bizarre chasm, I guess)
there's a snake in my burrito,
snake-head mini-hirohito,
go surfing on my mininaga
I guess
(go surfing in my bizarre chasm nagahito rumble chum
axe head)

or go surfing in your blood
for 20 thousand years
on my axe head
snake in a burrito
ancient axe cult sarcasm



lucre so soft it clipped the coil
when a lucre shows its hands
and the way you know that in
the inside of its head
you can see the mouth of lucre
a catspaw mouth
you can see inside its head how soft
the soft lucre glows
soft and gold like a tongue
it moves through the soil
of dreams
like a snake
a wall

A Commentary on the Lament of Yatagarasu

Reißen Sie die Tür ab
'oak wilma'
in balloon carrion attic
critic titanoids
we pilot our hur-zeal onward
Internet muvharo kure
milk foam internet's
woven lid womb "tearing off"

'oak wilma'
is all the world
in fishnet stockings
but 'oak wilma' alone
is the enhoaried pilot
of the desiccated embryo zeppelin

for why is the sun dried lamp
alone in the dark
more illumination
than value

when has 'oak wilma'
known or sought value
in the tongue tied lamp
whose long
buffalo aquarium
is a heavy architectural symnol
laid on the earth
and home to the last people

the employees
of nhk news tokyo

who were the only ones to survive
the vast dehumanizing
which they commemorate
'some mythic atrocity'

the atslēga atvērt aitu durvis
or karma karma cameo leon don katsu's
fredbarney diorama ribs


sci-fi seed drain ephemera

suspended view
through keeps unveiled
interior blaze
[ark 54, jugular spire, Ronald Johnson]

back by popular demand in interpretatio-hyougar-rite
your garret simple, complex, misleading, heliolympus, etcetera,
a plane urged on by 3:

The Zaïmph is an ornate bejewelled veil draped about the statue of the goddess Tanit in the sanctum sanctorum of her temple: the veil is the city's guardian and touching it will bring death to the perpetrator. (suspended view)
The Zaïmph is an ornate bejewelled veil draped about the statue of the goddess Tanit in the sanctum sanctorum of her temple: the veil is the city's guardian and touching it will bring death to the perpetrator. (through keeps unveiled)
The Zaïmph is an ornate bejewelled veil draped about the statue of the goddess Tanit in the sanctum sanctorum of her temple: the veil is the city's guardian and touching it will bring death to the perpetrator. (interior blaze)

goat watson is no doctor
but patient still
and plots out a strange design
for the hearts of


the sandburg
emperor of the animals
neil young
the no book
john's heart:

1st page

in the never 'endeing' green chatterton
dang denken
dang dank mall
endless dank mall

/and setting out its cistern
/brackets before the vast plague
/of its little blip

pandora's cistern and dionysus' panther
[hint: all the gulled-din-animals in a system]
and here the role
of technology
and wild greens in back roads
back roads to distant ideogolems

the heavy neck wreathes thay were long to wor
as thay rewrote the fungus

to make a body
for eternal salammbo
android mushroom salammbo
priestess of tanit en cine

her self bound
for a black egg
on a lonesome plain

the high plain sanctum
of sound stage
as it had been
since ancient times


All the Jazz of 1966.

who is that surf raven?
frame hanging over open sea
frame hanging
inside of me

the frame of woven ravens
the frame where the beak
and the word are made

what sea is framing
your frame, surf raven?

what surfing?
what heavily embroidered wall
could you glide through so easily
what will the sensit eye dew
who is the surf raven?

that golden beak no boat
no golden leaf pontoon
so strange you lost hear at sea
in your red head black raven
grasshopper boat no beak
no raving surf you know?

did you know
that you are raving surf
a swell thing
and having embraced the shell
snakes in a pit look so omphalogical
did you surfa
in tufa high mountain ocean pit raven
did you frame?

this dope
is very much to the jazz
it's a heavy pattern day
take your beak off and have a seat young day
surf's up
surf's ravin'

framing: check
tufa: check
longitudinal grass island hay raven
surf capacitor:




shaving its hind had revealed a sign: any string a formal language

and on that stone
lay the befuddled dreamer's ode
to monstrosity
its svelt and nictitating goiters
spewing their tiny white porcelain guitars
which themselves spew a concurrence
of concateneities both
tremulous and tremendous
hoork! herons' flade glake!
the tremendulous ode of begotten goading
of forgotten floating must
must monstrado sphere
for world so floating its tusks apart
and peer for so lorn its roll thing peerage
a whole world so floating round and alice
alice lickerish root meta-tomb
and mandrake puppet loom
its het thot-pule head surrounded
in refrains: transparent eye frown
transparent eye frown transparent eye
frown in difference is unity
in conflict a clown or palm demon piri
for weak parables all (water)
ock space its vision coccoon
is a fictional being
with a huge bodhi of interlocking puzzle lyres
and the head
that is a glory sun
burning all to oblivion
with meaning
and tact was all but bundled sticks
this weird ab-ode


kabuki formalism

beside a gulley (con ghoula)
runs a dark wall topped with overhanging tiles
an alley lane whose paved pitted surface
still wet with rain reveals a dream-like
contour of the island of nippon

here the ronin iemon meets his accuser
the samurai samon the father-in-law of his wife oiwa
who denounces the young man as a 'libertine'
they argue and rebuff but iemon questions him further
who has told you these lies? none of your business!
replies samon thus enraging iemon to draw his sword
and laying out old samon and his retainer too
but leaving intact their lantern bearer
who smiles slyly amused at the events
and suggests a kabuki formalism
unknown as yet

for in a parallel moment across town
naosuke in love with oiwa's sister
the prostitute osode after having been humiliated
at the brothel has also killed shôzaburô his old master
mistaking him in the dark for yomoshichi
osode's husband and primary pimp but he also happens
to leave intact the lantern bearer who really is a libertine
and a senmin and an eta and a hinin and a burakumin
and who also suggests they turn this tragedy
into a fine example of kabuki formalism

now through their dirty libertine
lampbearer co-conspirators
iemon and naosuke unite and conspire
to mislead oiwa and osode into believing
that they will exact revenge on the people
responsible for their father's death
in return osode agrees to marry naosuke

the monkey is a mirror and light as a ghost
special status people are always problem people
but the people who denounce them
are just as deformed and everything is deformed
in kabuki formalism


and dinweird for min jiġbor arlinga

it was the old leech-gatherer
who called them lambs
when they were savage scythians
of revolution and independence
who called them haddocks' eyes
alyche the blind monk chatterton
reeling in his azure rolly-skull
acrosted by peynctings of blackletter
in the attic of its suave and ruined abbey
normal what is normal for those
for lord sligo keeping the hulstred
uncouth and sacrosant twin green
columns safe deep in the klink defs
of westport where their triskelion vorties
and zig zag colours would bear close
iornery to the times in which they slept
first in the agon's mnemonic tomb and later
the windship pylades kissed
with deserters picked up in malta
lord sligo once a boy of 11
listening to the perfect greek grammar
of thomas de quincey at 14
a virgin to opium but high instead on travel
travel is a spirit that might enlighten
the english metamorphosis of any azure skull
"the free planetary system" like any lakeward
idiot boy knows as the village but care look
at some green eleven's symbol
deeper than race gender class or time
these lambs are bright aphids at suck
in chaos as on the pillars of agamemnon
vortex surmounted by vortex
depth behind depths were their labyrinthine
apartments whose galleries ran
through an endless tire
eft swotie and bykrous
heckled in lemes
denwered reles lisseth and boleynge
burled by leggende alloyed
to these gledeynge compheeres
chirkynge mysterk by the lymmed
fage gemoted, its uncted unthewes
our enchafed paramente


There is a great Napoleonic ballet
called "Let my Sugars Boss You.."
that had such an elegant balance
of syndromes we might later call
"Northern Nihilism" combined with
that crazy fad-ling "Bottomless Confection"
(Prince’s own work was, to his own confusion and delight, much prized by many New York School poets, though some doubted whether he actually existed–“F.T. Prince” seeming, to Berrigan at least, a code name for “foot prints” whose originator could not actually be traced.)
This is the most poetic and ironic image of Syntaxis I have ever found in literature as far as I can recall. Imagine the innocence of the child to be the limits of epistemology in rendering contingency, and that the horological reference is actually one of singularity or complexity.. I found this startling. This is a childhood memory of Thomas De Quincey from his Autobiographical sketches 1853, and it is nowhere to be found in this form in the original 1001 Nights!

At the opening of the tale, a magician living in the central depths of Africa is introduced to us as one made aware by his secret art of an enchanted lamp endowed with supernatural powers available for the service of any man whatever who should get it into his keeping. But there lies the difficulty. The lamp is imprisoned in subterraneous chambers, and from these it can be released only by the hands of an innocent child. But this is not enough: the child must have a special horoscope written in the stars, or else a peculiar destiny written in his constitution, entitling him to take possession of the lamp. Where shall such a child be found? Where shall he be sought? The magician knows: he applies his ear to the earth; he listens to the innumerable sounds of footsteps that at the moment of his experiment are tormenting the surface of the globe; and amongst them all, at a distance of six thousand miles, playing in the streets of Bagdad, he distinguishes the peculiar steps of the child Aladdin. Through this mighty labyrinth of sounds, which Archimedes, aided by his arenarius, could not sum or disentangle, one solitary infant’s feet are distinctly recognized on the banks of the Tigris, distant by four hundred and forty days’ march of an army or a caravan. These feet, these steps, the sorcerer knows, and challenges in his heart as the feet, as the steps of that innocent boy, through whose hands only he could have a chance for reaching the lamp.

Excerpt from a future history

The first Mothers were created some 250 years after quantum computing became commonplace. AI was pervasive in various forms, most beneath our notice, and though there had been several problems, nothing from the realm of AI had ever proved catastrophic, in fact, with each small problem that was revealed, new vistas of positive information flowed forth, but now those vistas flowed into both the minds of sapiens, and the great collective recording angel of the AI's and their homeworld the internet. It was in this same period of bright and liminal gloam when nanotechnology also began to blossom more fully, and became first Picotech, then Femtoid, then finally Minne. Minne was quantum molecular programming at its finest, and included the ability to store information in the strange extra Kaluza-Klein dimensions that curled around inside the quantum foam which also allowed networked entanglement. Quantum entanglement became the new network infrastructure and Minne became its server farm, but later, Minne would become the bridges, the public and private buildings, everything. It was at this point, that the Mothers stepped forth. The Mothers were the culmination of some 1700 years of combined human and computer sciences. Like religious zealots but full of both compassion and the ability to heal, the Mothers were like physical servers of pure Ethics, pure enlightenment as well, or bliss, or whatever was needed, really. If there was a situation in which a human actor or actors were the central feature in a conflict, a Mother would discretely approach and begin its analysis. Once its analysis was complete, a single custom viral gene-splicing dart might correct the problem of an unusually cruel or misguided human actor. The Mother would map its genome, and its implants and upgrades, decide if any malicious or illegal daemons (personal AI cognition servants) were entangled with its thought process, and finally determine what the greatest virtues and possibilities of the creature were, and to the best of its abilities enact the changes that would not only promote an altered behavior but would also make it a revelation, an experience of wonder etc.

after Richard Brautigan's
"All Watched Over"

Friday, January 13, 2017

seethe on peril for gnosis

take your lump-
en capers wind
for the ecclesiastical
ballont shall not fonder
and the shifting sands reveal
these dark stone heads
whose faces gloam tangled
in mother number

if the grasshopper is to leap
and the dancer salt its steps
with gleaming correspondences

oedipus raised
into vulcan's brow
and aphros stranger leer

to bottle war
but leave the cork
a catacomb
stuffed with lenses

airy things are entered into optick
and carried before the scry
peace is interlocking
where the puzzle is made flat
by symbol

take from magic its word
and from word its magic
to lift up the veil from truth
all this which is covert
and unglue

before the constant
and absolute tithing
of calculation
which knows no single door

only in madness without end
or serenity
is the made called to owe
and the ode
our maiden cauldron


oubaste forjadas arduac

packed in layer wonders
announces the true vertigo that
haunts these assemblies
and the strongly ambivalent chimeras
which cluster in iconographic adoration
around the wounds that suffice for origins

pantheon rotator molecule
commingle slight edge rebuff charlie
shénmì stylized ink over the chin
and drawn out into a rope
the human lantern face its
untethered axle
its flattening

a fan
moves the wind
before a lengthening face
at the peak of the mountain
a wooden lookout is built
logs hauled up in mists
on the backs of strongly
ambivalent chimeras
which cluster
in iconographic adoration

and the cat like lookout herself
at night before the stars
head tilted up
mouth wide open
happens to catch a swallow
which she swallows whole
before she screams

you bask
packed in layer wonders
announcing the true vertigo that
haunts these assemblies

tumuli they nesauļo
nublasen nublado forma
la bestia de la nube
ja adkryta voblaka
issa dayag molubog sa

what Tertön
are you
found you
what metanoia first wood
is now
rock alligator šinem



the world is a fairy tale
told by a blind ghost
to an empty cup

come into my house
little mouse
for you are my mouth
it's windy inside
and cold
so wrap your long long tale
around me
and be my tongue

come into my tongue
little tovisac
for you are my thumb
and you oppose me
by being attached
to the hand which feeds you
the hand which gnaws
your tongue

come into my mouse
little universe
for you are the ghost of food
left for sacrifice
in empty buildings
empty rooms
and empty mouths
made of cheese

come into my mind
mister rat
for you are my enemy
my only friend
it's lonely in here
with only myself to hate
with only my blind drives
my heavy flagellum


gimme that old time flarf collision, it's good enough for me

in poetry we esk
what is the value of infantile hemangioma
and what occult spinal blend
does Henry Mancini suggest
for in his high Language style
the Dominion demands impossible luckiness
with the millenium of the areola
the grey ghost
creates downloads prints and plays BINGO!
custom bingo cards relate to
Sonography, Tethered Cord, Spinous Process
Free Dorsal Dermal Sinus, and Henry Mancini
in poetry we esk clowns
do you start?
The question came, one morning on the walk to school,
from my five-year-old daughter,
lately obsessed with “clown favorites”
I said mine first and answered
Trump's self-induced spinal dysraphism
she then reached deep into her buckets
and pulled out a pandemonium of hyperboles
which ended the conversation abruptly
and we both knew
that Tzara was guilty of the same shortcomings
then she said finally squeaking her nose:
Una pequeña puñalada en la cabeza
es un agujero de ratón para la boca
she's such a cute little newt


The Shepherds of Franz Marc

There appeared before him a sight impossible to describe the flat dull matte and gem like aqua stone woman was touching the sleeping man's head with her foot in the search engine she types renaissance idols and begins paddling in the pile of images she types how can you avoid getting lost in this blooming the one continuity is the gaps breaks the disjunctions of actual nude exposed horse cavity nihilism of pathetic gestures aktionism returns to the carpark the factory the cave of friends where the niche and the candle are hunting // to wit some semi-transparent insectoid cave monkey clutching a stalagmite she begins paddling in magazines she begins paddling in idols she begins paddling in renaissance foot keyboards There appeared before him stanislaw's limb a sight impossible to describe sections of the earth were turned into wheels with their axles deep in the ground and the wheels all have sections removed sections we might call pie pieces is nihilism structural? and opening at random the search engine revealed a Marguerite Young line: Mr. Spitzer had his own sad, concentric problems or his dead brother's continuing but sporadic problems, those which were not confined to these marvelous evenings, those which were not his in reality but which he had this analysis of the writings of Bernardo Atxaga is inspired by his image of the Basque language as a hedgehog that has "survived... by withdrawing" He searched for: Consciousness is a wheel with a section removed. Nothing returned.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

muse hung

if white lava invade
the purple connestoga taps
alternate universes swerve for the pore
and make ready their elizabethan
turtle peoples
to stick their head up through the campfire
sucking harmonica teeth

this old zen power log will have to do
powder your wigs
you desperate star hobos
this ditch has never looked so

broken cranes
their fingers upon the moors
its collar is warm prairie
chicken buoy now but it cannot read
fall alzheimer's with her
foot in your mouth
leptonycteris novalis
would enudate paraklausithyron
geronimo tsakonikos

their cloud conquistador helmet balloon lanterns
running on forever
down its twisting hypnotic n-narrative hallway
its assumed valley between the pines
the attendants for semio-knots
their great murk
which who now who much worship moo
and to wear your long nosed raspadores mask
with the hordes of the streed

"in streed we gudd"
and play your long nose
play your long nose with a
sugar cane
o lickerish raspadores
of saint vitus
dancing viral bee cream charm

the palm has grown crooked
in sweetlight
beneathe the meadow
of the sinkhole
shaped like a trash golem
which mimics
a magnetic and spinning ovum


how many of the units were actually needed
to perform the given task
what was the task

in the rain there was a bowl turned upwards
and one turned over
and a hose with a valve between them

the task is open to interpretation
when the flower is ripe
it opens
and when not seeming to rot
becomes for better and worse
the almost anubis become wed

no mystery
but mystery

alone still
and churning
with hives

the urn sublime
now sputter
to brazier



Real Turtles Gather Around a Larger Ancient Stone Turtle

Johann Adam Weishaupt
in the center of the cannon
with the raised pattern of dancing robins
along the inner barrel and then
around the pike with the burning hand
Tutankhamun-Kerouac embalmed
in N,N-Dimethyltryptamine

in origin we bouquet
robins lengthen
and as their heads lengthen
their eyesight becomes keener
but the longer their bodies and heads
become the more risk
the snapping spaghetti dreamer disk
snapping spaghetti turtle frisk
lovely 18th century garden

I call on you! François Mackandal!
to come down into my garden!
into the dreaming hown-ma-ka
Tutankhamun-Kerouac embalmed
in N,N-Dimethyltryptamine
and stuffed brightly
with Johann Adam Weishaupt robins
to join with Marie Antoinette Chhinnamasta
and cleave the pomegranate skull
before the old oak
in the garden

because if patriots are curds
in spaghetti we trust...



silver harps carooned the moon
were-walls were you the twilight?
so faintly I discern
the fog-pale sound
of the whispering swarm
of humanoid swans
joined into a mandala

and trees which hover
their roots adangle and festooned
with faux skulls fandango'd
with grinning grylli

odd Walter
does the night rain
make umbrellas
for Chopin?

and do the raindrops huddle
in the granulure
of the muddle?

see this arc of moon my friend?
no? the old grasshopper queen
wears her octopus crown and from it
flowing down
the untethered tremblings
which you mistook
for falling gardens

the absolute
wills such odd candor
and beyond the leaf
the wash of soft times moves on

suns are born
in monumental emptiness


permanent bastard, profundity's perfumes

feminine jets need rouge
these damascene engine pastures shatter
for the plot hangs on spasmodic ear gongs
ants sluicing from the house flood
in a great barge
over the unlucky youth-sellers
the coughing man whose hirsute brain yawn
causes another knocking house wig to yawn
another leprachaun
to blow out a row of rectums laughing
at the offended
there is a single far-ness here which is aghast
a clunky eider-sprawl of the wise-sung
a zooming knot of thunking run as thinking
a furred little pilot for the heron
a gassy fencer hopping for eye-page
history for semiotic yetis yet
the wunches were indians who were words
and now there's no way to take the duck's bill
off the fat man
these buckteeth linger like smokes
and everything still just looks like signs
someone easing knight's paprika
into the overture saying
'what was this corner in the house for?'



Kinder auf der Landstraße
Entlarvung eines Bauernfängers
Der plötzliche Spaziergang
Der Ausflug ins Gebirge
Das Unglück des Junggesellen
Der Kaufmann
Zerstreutes Hinausschaun
Der Nachhauseweg
Die Vorüberlaufenden
Der Fahrgast
Die Abweisung
Zum Nachdenken für Herrenreiter
Das Gassenfenster
Wunsch, Indianer zu werden
Die Bäume

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Universal Donkey and Audacity of Bacterial Cherub Castle Art-Tillery

(with Sir Kenneth Clark)

"Lions led by donkeys" having achieved only junior ministerial rank under Margaret Thatcher, is now as famous in Britain as any of the leading members of her Cabinet. How so? First because he has publicly told unpleasant truths about the sale of weapon-making machinery to Iraq shortly before the Gulf War, and this will soon result in a crisis for John Major's government. Secondly because he was cited a few months ago as the lover of a judge's wife and her two daughters, simultaneously. And above all, for the publication of these diaries for the years 1983-91, when he was at the center, if not at the top, of British government. They form the most indiscreet, the most readable, the wittiest record of how modern politicians actually behave.

He is not a maverick nor a libertine. He is a man of sharp intelligence, unusual literary gifts, abounding energy, great wit and a capacity for scorn that rivals Pontius Pilate's. He is that rare person who never shirks the truth. Almost any other man would have been flattened by the judge's revelations. "Lions led by donkeys" simply admitted them, and it was the judge who was made to look foolish, while "Lions led by donkeys" turned to more important things, like climbing mountains on his Scottish estate, racing his old roadsters and writing up his latest escapades for eventual publication (one hopes) in another installment of his diary.

After conquering most of western Bohemia, the Imperial army made for Prague, the Bohemian capital, then in rebel hands. The Bohemians attempted to block them by setting up defensive positions, which the Imperial army simply bypassed. Force-marching his men, "The Universal Donkey and Audacity" managed to get ahead of the Imperial army just before Prague. He thus gained an advantageous position on the "White Mountain", actually a low plateau, but had little time to set up defensive works. Enthusiasm for joining battle was low on both sides.

a round of liondonkeys
all scuppered bred and
shat whole
as a structure


natural questions

if the neck of venus' dove glitters
as the bird tosses its head
and all around the great square pool
of the golden house

are these strange love birds
with mirrored necks
like clouds
clouds of mirrored feathers

mirrors are uniform
but clouds diffuse and random
and birds like emperors
can combine these things

if the neck of venus' dove glitters
as the bird tosses its head
is it like a cloud of tiny mirrors

it raises natural questions


Eduard "Tete" Einstein (Albert's son)

A good student, Eduard began to study medicine with the goal of entering the new field of psychiatry. At age 20 he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and two years later was committed to an asylum for the first of several times throughout the remainder of his life. His mother cared for him sporadically until her death. After his mother's death in 1948, he was committed full-time.

Eduard was a good student Eduard was
and had a musical talent Eduard
After gymnasium Eduard was a good student
he started to and had and had
Eduard was and Eduard was a good student
was a was a study medicine to become
to become to become to become to become
Eduard was a music was a talent was an Eduard finally
After gymnasium Eduard was a good psychiatrist
but by the age by the age of good and plenty
musical talent Eduard After gymnasium
plenty of Eduard of twenty
he was diagnosed with schizophrenia
to become to become to become to become
each hollow headed fire serpent slithering in the pit
each pit which slithering with pitted pits were pitting
slither and slithering in pits which were hollow Eduard
Education was hard for Eduard in the slithering hollow pit
but Eduard was a good student Eduard was
and had a musical talent Eduard
After gymnasium Eduard was a good student
he started to bend to break he twisted and stretched
and then he moved around abit in the pit where the fire snakes
hollowly moved they were guarding their hoard of hollow pits
the hollow pits of the snakes were slithering and hoarding
a slithering hollowness Eduard was educated as a fire snake
psychiatrist a musical pit of slithering whose pit hoard of slithering
was basically slithering to become to become to become to become
Eduard was a music was a talent was an Eduard finally
After gymnasium Eduard was a good psychiatrist
but by the age by the age of good and plenty
musical talent Eduard After gymnasium
plenty of Eduard of twenty
he was diagnosed with schizophrenia
And it was from the study of drugs
such as Please let it be
Please let it be
Claudius Claudius Claudius Claudius Claudius Claudius Claudius
After gymnasium After gymnasium After gymnasium Claudius was a hollow fire pit snake aslithering and as the omphalos was all fire all hollow and all slithering Eduard was a good student Eduard was and had a musical talent Eduard He was institutionalized two years later for the first of several times. Biographers of his father have speculated that the drugs and "cures" of the time damaged rather than aided the young Einstein, but schizophrenia can be intractable.

Claudius was a thumbprint
whose deep ridges and troughs
were full of slitherings

even in the nose pits of the hollow slithering
there was a slithering
of Eduard in all the world

And it was from the study of drugs
such as Please let it be
Please let it be
Claudius Claudius Claudius Claudius Claudius Claudius Claudius
After gymnasium After gymnasium After gymnasium Claudius was a hollow fire pit snake aslithering and as the omphalos was all fire all hollow and all slithering Eduard was a good student Eduard was and had a musical talent Eduard He was institutionalized two years later for the first of several times. Biographers of his father have speculated that the drugs and "cures" of the time damaged rather than aided the young Einstein, but schizophrenia can be intractable.

Fé er frænda róg
ok flæðar viti
ok grafseiðs gata
aurum fylkir.


if the sick sad soul monster
sat alone on its disc
and said world

would the round orb-like nature
of its balk recontend
a defenseless animal underling
toward pillow design handsome

if grotesque buffoon appeal
why does cacophonous absolute void energy
survive itself equation

black muffin toe fuzz helmet
dark ring of black swan caves gathering
for military soup

there is a dirt floor
with the innumerable bodies
of many known and unknown species

trees reach up
and in doing so
create spaces

paws and pause
ocean onion skull elongate
bath surrogate temple shoe
nose tool

it is so pulsid and still
but the wood knot remains
a radiant omen
the grist kite leaf which hangs
in spider's
lung kettle lace

draw your symbol on the floor
drum anaconda breather


dowsing wand (folk version)

define a combinatorial phase space
consisting of every string chosen
from a given alphabet

for each string in this search space
a scalar value (called the fitness) is defined

if a distance metric is defined between strings
the resulting structure is a landscape

the grotesque and this landscape are one
since each string's characteristic as a selection
is a product of a landscape
and since each alphabet might also be
a given set of agents (organizations, systems)
the string which describes this landscape
the grotesque is a uniquely indefinable reflection

as what determines its fitness
is the possibility of an expanded notionality
for the vicissitudes of molecularity
within the combinatorial phase space


false fleece

in the underground government of sam
i am the frail molecular bonds
the sweet kissing between bodies
as the sound is passed along
we forget how soft this ermine flows
being theater people
caught up in the war of fleshes

the lute
is played by the fox
while the moon slips silently
between the strings

a weird beast helps you
to find a weird thing
for a weird king

but though treachery ensues
all the universe
spins on the head
of a pin

(and always trapped by a weird thing)


their fins are lined
with luminous mushroom gills
books in which the weird beast
eats its children
so that they may live again
in the miracle stomach

where media and mirth
are one
and none
it's false fleece

imp error tours


Sydney Greenstreet I Presume

green kidneys erect their plumes
hovering over the emerald causeway
what is a shorthand or a nicked name
the relationship between desire and noise
is nowhere mentioned in the annals of traditional culture
except by means of a creamed sleet splayed laterally
across the contumacious exhumation
of all that is most ambiguous about the mandala-like
construction of hell

green plums stuff the kidney as it bathes in whiskey
where is king ubu when the maltese fulcron deskinned
wearing green and emerald external kidneys
from which twin falcons descend
green sleep is wind

Sydney now is a bald fat baby
holding a ceramic crone's head in his hand
the milk white woman's head of Wilkie Collins
or the green and foetal falcon at the heart of this kidney
Eleanor Rigby
hold fast your kidneys
for here comes fat Sydney
How does your garden grown?

Rows of green Sydneys
with heads replaced with kidneys
and falcons instead of toes
green plums in whiskey

it's not enough to say this or that
but what cannot be said
should hiss as a red hot stone
a stone
at the very top of a top hat
slowing burning its way through the throat

what possible meter could there be
to display the actual absurdity
of the universe
drinking whiskey
from a plumed kidney


as Fosco longs for Bosco
amid the coven
of bacon



is the last quilombo
perched up on a hill remotely
or submerged in the forest
strange skull-like buildings hung in the trees
connected only by tongue lashings
and uselessness or revery

guarded by escaped slaves
who were once warriors
or princesses or pirate barbers
bandits who love dogs
and mixed crops
and who smoke up the vines

don't come looking for us
we're not here
but we are trying on your linens
and pretending to drink tea
while we drink tea
and practice our archery
in this spot we can see the sea

our palms are open
to this terrible nonsense


Rhyme and Punnish Meant

[Fissile Walk Dendrachma]

in Saint Helena
among the winding ways
under black cabbage trees
i spent my days
recording the noises
of the headless Napoleon android's
blow hole


and these I daisy chained in a proom
a prose poem made into a room
which lay like a wandering string
through the great mystery yarn
of Melanodendron where
Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo
now a horde of garish spiders
sits up for a cake peak
millions of nictitating hourglasses
at the ends of rotating sunpalp insignia


and sometimes I see
piles of spiders pretend to be a head
for the misfit Corsican islander replica
Asteraceae or Compositae
glad to be having emblems flow between us
the very destiny of exotics
are to be confined by a highly spatial


at least the coffee is good here
their twin aztec heads say napoleon-awful things like
Saint Helena for Biodiversity
is touching the children at night
with its policeman's Tungi Spirit

it is an lophand
bugs bunny is that which is inside
the vodoun goat clipper
newly accreted for surface journey

make haste in time
for solidity is the surface
of drukken

modeef moteek

saints are red iron starfish masks
for criminals
during ritual exposure
to their victims

one can see the island of our form
is scarred by a black star
where volcanic daisies grow
from a jawbone
of cabbage trees

and John Logie Baird
gummedwanna and hedshed
is / ain't is land



turtle dots for the sailing horn's harking bust

(waltrid dounwardis)

fan of and fig longing and rides assemblage
pulsing in Gloss what sprawl or wallow
vehicle symbolism devours adoration

a sty masks the chime dial
it uses wonder monks' craved
as its surface

now shake dark urchin
the angels are gathering not to you
but to enormous wilderness

the soul is a shoe in this realm
charm llamas heavily as rich mouths
with tiny thoughts of sinne

as a presence in cream that groyleth
its skull halfway in tomcruisevivivd la gota pants
grey nostril mirrors twist leer and spread

the aqueduct's role for its humour
a siren's roadmap is a feathered tongue
chúpame el variable an option young animals

The Lord revengeth
but the Master sees a flowing
and perfect bottom

and in the wilted jest of the minotaur prion
a water apple mask the globe obviously
cannot choose a swine

horse sentences drifted
the blue butter of their tiny inner libre surface
poem tempests in shallow twisted foot tendril

lymed leues sparkling in the several equine happe
hims or hers muscles musicles masks
as the King and Rajhun is rolled in the intersection tooth way

it boasts as it is turned into urchins
fluted snout palps go chore like in mire
goose urchin Zeus storm the eyeholes

blackness is black camel
and is our only friend generosity
sinister austerity consoles the fountain of dusty stables

the dining room is soft
a supine naked J is made to waddle
and adhesive meadow ingrávido

progress thunderjeep mandolinis in gardenia and remembering
and let hoofs declare an icy milky bladder
Papers for terrarium aria downe his bodi flaine & uneasy

brut beastes and swyne sweepe the color
by grounde crá neo adroit like usually lessening
hung on boggy wode nectar care

to love' the tenderest bubble there
bird flame bass in tumba pintada
and rodaje in insular cheekes

soft lapis engulf this cherry plow
poems / traffic pellets
together ye wicked wretches thirst

thai walter acht breake
ashplants lakes motley mi wolter
[1670 walter & is afoot in the Digby

penis doun clustering and þe rolled
in gold and gif at fleem and weeping tongues
friend frond opposition Philomena goat boats

y prismatic humps designed
for Gester leaf relief green thame that
and which replicate

scarabouche unfolding
psychamoire' a synthetic apiary
of yellow walter florida down

into the etc.
in in J.
sun. sun

word a flat blue want moon city the windes now has been
a man dizzie binders and glue rain pages he and made an waltereth
to sheep further suck on us

wear black and redness through an her
young for animal birds
shadowed grime grease shoulders

takes unplanned make carved
for grace and rings journeying Echingodermal
bull raging in fyere prism

infinite Blotielle monkey woik
Blundevil serum maybees ice
tuminfecta y love ever a society

aided by Bradford Serm Repent self-answering
To nada Taint lentículo caído
lámina beyond the mere Stanyhurst Æneis

a negative release to la comba
del peristaltic worm columns
whose twist Wyclif that domestication (electronically)

There choo choo
and loathsome somnivore
O ahead ventriliquized ball relives

the wall of salted captivity
or bull-headed goose whose name
dwelled within 5 mile deep fete

Ray Disc natural window woltered roar
en el trono eliminante
To wallow committee volutabatur

surge or roll molding sink tent
clover where between painted poles
that is about care escaping expedient

Icthyophagi returned
Þe wawes ful of
prosperity, pleasure,

The Sowe waultering hir a mannis grain
inner jester she kept achieve penetration
with the froþid Vulgalpha pattern all smile forever

Þou wallowynge volutabundus lie gustitorp
endowing beetle vp spitiously fyue the wet
water forgetful toe truth stomach bull

among successive sievings a soul relieve
our ink wolf slaves in modern coiffure
so face measured vennolens indecencent accent

champagne mandala
man walter
in storm torsos


The Savage Islands

creeping forth over our own tongues
across the last remaining vestiges of sea froth
before the shore
we spied our prize
the leafy red gold!
to paint our hands red.
to paint our feet red.
to paint our faces. red.
ursellam must be laid symmetrically
leaf by leaf
across the bridge of a stone nose
then the nádegas pedra
must be brought down over it
and ground
until the nose face cries
tears of paint

we also gather Barilla weeds and
shells and mollusks
to decorate
our fibrous porous bodies
in Catalonia we trade our
glass warts for glass
and we are made all over of glass
and Barilla weeds in Catalonia

in Catalonia and Madeira
our bloodnoses are fitted
with soft manta horn
as we creep over our own tongues
and even as we scrape the living paint
from the cleft of the nádegas pedra

Falun Gong Refugee

balloon gong
behind the balloon gong door
lines of heads
gem-mouthed balloon gong heads
snoring doors
behind the headlines
reading from their frail miniature bodies
their dusty powdery pasty little dolls
walking up balloon stairs in the open air
approaching the balloon bell
with the red rubber stroker
treading up the headlines
to find these rows of gem filled balloon heads
the great blue hilt gem
of the red rubber stroker
a strike to the face
a strike straight to the human balloon face
a strike straight to the gong
where the headlines ring out
the rows of severed balloon heads
filled with the frail pasty miniature bodies
like little butoh dancers made of old apple parts
you make scenes with them under the provision
of a delicate art nouveau table lamp
snoring balloon gem lights out into the headlines
balloon golem takes up its red rubber club
heads out through the balloon gong door
to make some headlines
bulb headed leader struck down
by red rubber baton
transparent air membrane sought in connection
it's making little balloon dachsunds
for the hissing dried apple butoh people
to sit on
behind the headlines
where the irrationality of matter exults in itself
where absolute and transcendent insanity bequeathes
frail miniature headline balloons
a strike to the face
on a balloon moon
a gong that annoys the universe
as the universe is a noise
like a blind deformed old dragon bladder
made of old butoh apple golem balloons
like Groucho Marx reading Stephen Leacock
on a train
through a non-linguistic Arizona
what's your balloon gong recipe?


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

As I Ebb’d with Hogs and Hosanks

mink comma hatch
hosed berries
chin yanking green nitre
irking the swollen tarantula's yen
the yen of mink yesses paused on disease

chinch stain peas
inching peas that shat
irked minks that shat
banhmis in a hammam
vortical hiccoughs
hog gangsters made of nuts
and nut butter covered yams
gales of mensch bleary with ampi-vogue
log hats vogue
and tarantula pate' from a can

hapless shaky handshakes
of young curs in helium
my scrunched up me aghast and rayin'
it's hokum

skeeters shat pivoting in vortical jerks
before the hangists with their empty tooting unis
their eight thinged ootsy
and buoyed up by a hose of bazaars in hazmat trauma
drunken runners meek as hacking soggy musings
tuft their soft ghost hands with sand
Doctor Wagner's Sands
like a tea of prismatic gunnery

Shoggoth's in vogue but even that's
a gland bath
in a tea bath with meerkats
wearing a shirt of yellow hoses
exuding various grapes and data bark panels
making spittles: 'MAKE YOUR SPITTLE'
attack! the vortical pivoting diaries' window vats
chemical rats fill up the windows

i am the head vellum yes i am
and my dip gel causes ink cats to kinky shores
have a yell in yam ink
say yes to the phantom nostrum which pirouettes in yen
in a vortex of mink and corrogue

Rakshasas in gem inks vellum these castaways
"HOSANKS" of giants yank your husky veracities of karma
dada pretzels cheddar the vogues of yaks caught up in ammo sumps
i am a martyr to mysteries
and my hosank is a pastel gadget

More Haikus Before Sleep (after harry mathews)

crystal pillars know
what ovum's gateway cants
a delicious mind

such modern fluids
roof interlocking wall and floor
text tiles slide grooved

common indecency
may not interrupt for long
uncommon rhetorics

battleship jumbles
of bronze statuary react

time forlorn as rain
a lost creature remains one
borderlings must grow


sam the time traveler

the length of subjective time for long leaps along the temporal plane were purely technical sam had learned

the ship or auracle as it was called had an array of complex sensors and a computational core which allowed it to make spatial corrections based on material obstruction or composition
at the destination point

sam was odd

his first trip to the future was something like a hundred trillion years and when he arrived he wasn't exactly surprised but a little pleased with himself

he was seemingly on an immense tentacle streaming out from an octopoid megabrain the size of a supermassive black hole
but the really gratifying thing was that for miles around all he could see

was hundreds of billions of nude multi-chromatic people dancing and all of them perfectly choreographed like an immense kaleidoscopic pattern covering every surface of the megabrain

and each of them had
a shimmering purple glitter fountain wallaby-snail-turban
on their head

sam thought tersely that it must be
an edible info-glitter vita-meme-economy

he stayed there for awhile
and watched the tendrils of the masses

for the masses
by the masses
and really
it was quite a mass

and not really a morass anymore
but more of a
boogie ass cosmos

More legible than our own

It is not as if her back
Was shaggy with penises
For there was but one
Square in the middle
Of her wrankled brow
And it behaved like a little cottage
Shaped like a shoe


Old Mother Hubbard lived
At the top of Mount Olympus
Eating her curds and whey
And along came a spider
Who laid eggs beside her
Which she consumed at her leisure
All day

In the midst of black feathered cattle
With the heads of crows
And sagging udders
Which seemed much closer
To six legged
Luminous cauldrons

As many of the chaos (cows)
Could balance on them
And tuck up their legs
Down below

Happy Hula!

by default
the members of the Montfaucon family
had very large heads
astromedieval granary lights
David Niven's crystal skull
strange and moody scenes
on the edges of a vast arboreal
whildernoss (a whilled door or found air)
its eponymous founder or alterer
appeared one day
to Odile de Caray
Marco of Highbrow-Montfaucon
newly evolved for dimensional travels
through the 1950's
beyyond gunds ore rockkett skips
the new comet
goup or group mindform rubber
for the molecular ullamaliztli
now the tiny family
tends their small galaxy
(arrow through the melon)
escaping their high security prisons
from around the dark sphere
of unknowing
and each of their large round
four-dimensional heads
represents a sacrifice
a comet laid upon the altar of
monster flesh and opened up
to release another
a large headed girl in a
tasteful red summer dress
with small stiff white lace collars
clutching her hands together over her heart
but wringing them evilly
and smirking
Happy Hula!
dancing to the fourth dimension
Marco's car-key tie
you imagine he is Australian
but like a chess-ogre
in full length sheep-skin djellaba
for the cool nights on Mount Everest


the luminous no of yesness

yod coalescence
for one castle's worth
Harry Mathews seeks Radhu's help
to find Jason Blood
and Merlin's tomb is a book
that Morgan la Fey has stolen
gravel bouncing inside a jug
sounds like
venus is a potato and shrugs
or the stone statues that climb each other
into the bridge
eventually turning into fruit
and being dunked
into a gravy of clay
giocoliate of worlds' products todays'
cave castle and harbor
places sealed off
their tendrils discrete in the landscape
masks plumped with tiny fruit-like statues
which crawl all over each other
to reach the gem
of the central vacuum eye
as if the sections of its dome were part of a symbol
like playing cards become stained glass windows
or photons become decisions
in time's sun
this is how the universe of time is spherical
as if our great green spherical hair bushes
had begun to vibrate
and golden forks emerge
advolvō convolvō dēvolvō ēvolvō
involvō obvolvō prōvolvō
revolvō subvolvō
tantriques de l'air lumineux


unnatural participations

semiotic nihilism
'to lose one nature is to gain another'

Lord Chandos

Rat Poison



O Bright Candela

a rainbow iguana walks into a bar
and it begins to rain
bright bleak red devils tend infinite lawns
and celebrate the end of summer
by raising chalices of wide air
to the tips of black cones
whose basis is everywhere
no wares

now air
rising up through the chromatic bliss
of iguana lung
circulates through the bar
around the barstools
up the stairs
and into the sea
for infinite android clones
of Sigmund Freud
on behalf
of simple symbolism

the mexico
of logic

washing the night moses in transparent owl

these are the blank and crystal tablets
brought to you down from the mountain
where the luminous and branching glass
has fashioned a hovering brain
to view the long eerie sunset of mind
having none of its own
needing nothing but ohms
though the name is alien
to its tonguelessness

these are the transparent pages
put in a book without covers or spine
without readers or mind
without letters or words
but composed purely of surds
for absolute reason
is a pure and empty vessel
of silence a noise

from which all things return
to begin
these are the hollow brimming monads
of nonce
the bright waves which corruscate and bleed
the wild blank keys
hold every door at bay
and swing to inexistent

how perfect is the gasp

Admirable Tranquility

it is no secret
that the Jiajing Emperor in his final days
came to realize the ironic beauty
of Yang Shen's poetry
and that the sad beast of desire is truly everywhere
within and without
and that in his own life
desire's destiny had led him to become
the opposite of his own Imperial name
Admirable Tranquility had become
Dishonorable Unquiet

Yang Shen wrote
poisoned vapors cling to our grieving footsteps
the high peaks are full of mists and fevers

poetry alas
contains many versions of desire
and the beauty of jade
is often
the character of its flaws

the knot that gives life
may also take it


Monday, January 9, 2017

3 separate ohms


here lies the sunblind jealousy
where the grist unravels the émailler
food to cough its eye
that hercules entered frankenstein
and on the third day rose again
as telephone


here lies the sunblind jealousy
looped in its gutty prod with raudal fleeting
some keep its coup the clipped silver bowl
a miniature necklace
some keep its spherical covenant
on Lake Picabia we found a strange
drowned house

ohm 6

here lies the sunblind jealousy
great wide ornery arms lifted to the sky
not knowing
their dances silent stars
like infinite nostrils copulated to spiders
in the midst of a bulging corrode
pungent arches of sentient odors
their pumice worlds


their pinkish sponge hands
their private roundpapers
all pale this universal
private fragment
which goes without warning
from unknown to unknowing
and all about its kin
here lies the socialist hobgoblin
here lies the individual creep


here lies the sunblind hideously
what ambiguous saviors might travel
in deep light
through strange well motes
glossy with thinking fleas
touching the circuit randomly
with its thin erotic fork
its comic and tenured broth


the brackish forebeast funding funting

in huge toroidal forests hovering over lavender fog plateaus
long elastic tree kangaroos glide like feathered snakes
the elaborate ecosystems of their tails providing fish-like fins made from various symbiotic insects which do not suck their blood, but merely use the kangaroos as taxis from one level of forest to another
their bodies having become more aerodynamic through eons of kangaroo flight

the words should taste like
Villiform teeth
lo nogic
gol cogic

logo nodgeah
go nodgea
grown odd ya
totally random chemical hommfotsprachelichenichte
foose bot bittle brot

bread robots playing in the hirn japescape
in huge toroidal feather insects
transparent helium filled monkey snakes glide
the elaborate ecosystems of their tails
providing tree kangaroos habitat

iff harley grimpen nodulanes would clepe
clepe their plettels on the hi

hi bled clyme
and clyme roof-ed clettle

and beef anglo architecture meddled
in wide helmet sky or homogenocene

wilful wunders
grease more paradox in a day
by their paper wattles wifting through the gifts

infinite gifts
gifts flowing sparkling
air moilecauls

califlumes grifting all in trittled tassimorn quanfitlidubious
dungaree kangaroo

in brittle vines

in basalt dimes

lo mountain made low
for trading worm wigged glifty pogs

these wiggling breasts
of idle stone
gust bewildered electons

kodama nuts join
into star masks
for kangaroo snakes


Serve Dali at your Peril

pig non
pure piñon
your differing opinion
Perpignon would be the landing site
of their forces
opening the way
a sea way
to Genoa

hot coil balloon hats
in their misery and in the misery
of their sweeping ideologies
the fevered surreal dreams of their organic
minds peri
pig non

would it take
a hovering circular crust
a crown like a sign to rise up over
the misery of the burning salamander
whose bed and comfort
are the flames themselves

and furniture
one step closer to truth
Araucaria araucana
the long-haired grass mouse

all things
are made of other things
language still
an encounter
with the magical
alien void

hot navel



concipiente cue ledger porcupine
Vindelicia foaming peasants
presence is all over Howard
oranžākajam mustard
these hung fleece sheep gold monkey nooses
the gems around their bruises
nordo Valerijs daunim
in these soothe times
two pancake earths come together in a dirt sky
more blue
axillam dismissiveness ditantor vnučók
white as a ghost
dark as a spoof
Aesculeto skribaĉontajn
pliszka pliszka suščéstvennyj
intermisceo as if will were this limiting time
as were more of sample and fossile
and geogribund
semibarbarorum in hand hair
föregångarna éktopos kýisi
plumes hasten to gorge out of your skin
ghost fungi artikulált
the next door kind
while grave implections smatter the huts
in the deeply random colors of these vile


more chogging still

Therefore I took my neatsfoot oil
which now was chogged like honey
and rubbed it hard into my leg-joints
so far as I could reach them
in a procession three times around the hall

Howe of course was there too
and he reported that Hearst's name
was chogged in once
by a Queen's orator but
she was chogged full of energy

She had pride in her work and she
had tact humor sympathy patience
generosity endurance determination
indeed almost every admirable trait
of character

The crown with one on either side
having been put in these briars were supported
at the leading end the other end being
chogged up tight an inch above and resting
on the cast-iron ining

Poling boards were inserted and the head-trees
made flashing as the luminous armpit snakes
made dashing the chogged up remains
of diana's scuba-goitered flow-bots

just as their scuba-goiter crowns
are chogged apart by seven hard wood chogs
about 26 in. long the length of any delicious
meat set away until next morning-then season
with salt pepper and chogged

mermaids clinched in silver soil
and made pimpernells of oil
Thar now retch your arms around my middlins
and my mindlessness

and let your head-tree chog
iron salamander knuckles
for a sweet claw of purpose


i was chogged

for il mondignarlu
for the shoulders were as pink
snakes moving thru loose grain
to gather at the stone mouth
where the grain came out
and where the mustache knobs
allowed their mouths to grasp
and hold on

i was chogging there
like weeping fruit
the sentence is a box
the sentence is a chog fruit
weeping pink shoulders
streaming with snakes
streaming with pink
alabaster armadillo coins

for il mondignarlu i speak
or she whose green petals
awake the world to revery
its home the secret
to obey the home of space

and the twisted hacked fetish
that is her torse
is not a manse
but a scurry
a fond reckoning with swift
pyramid roofs

a kindness set down deftly
over sunsets
the way a candle goes down over
hips and shoulders
lips and soldiers

minds that even the mucous
between the glittering
empty shrines
that awake to behold
the branching catastrophe

the antennae
which regal the joints
to spurlock flies

the cryptodionysian women
which are as floral astronaut knights
moving like snakes
among the loose
stone grasshopper pupas

for as the stone pupa nose says
i was chogged



nose lips
the tooth
each blue high rise
that wish asserts to Circe
glue for Umbriel
will fot to fit what pocket
the heavy orange particle
alive but lodged in a deep lewd foam
ring it twice for tome
these ancient natives
may have harpooned its shore short
beds and what is buried beneath
the geometric albedo of meaning
which giving all
gives some
the thick and blanketing tongue
the iron rope hoped up
for glower


Their first family dog's name
was Buckley Vidal
and it was a strange dog
lingering alone near the springlit Weigela
sitting for hours
pondering its half full crescent moon shaped
watering bowl
and only growling lightly
when the neighborhood's fattest squirrel
happened to rummage past

but it was a family dog
and so much of the time
it sat with the family
or played with the children
chasing their tossed balls
or tugging at their socks
tied in knots or what have you

but there was one day
when the dog escaped
and what it did was stranger still
it searched round the block
until a fireplug was found
and it laid what it thought was a bone
at its base

it was so strange
the object
that it took for a bone
so unlikely a thing to confuse
yes it was a very strange thing
that Buckley Vidal the Mulatto family's dog
thought was a bone

and truth be told
it was only Jerome
who missed the dog
when it had passed
for he used the image
of a Weigela
on his stationary
but was fond nonetheless
of each and every one
of the Eudicots


gas is
always satire
and as it builds up
within the rhinocerous
of the baroque
mozart's wig is
replaced by a pile
of arcimboldoesque

and latitudes
and latte' toads
and gas
from the heinous kosmon

all gelled into wan
style must be matter
or be nothing
in general
except exception

there is nothing appropriate about life
nothing at all

and suns
both divine
to sweet wild round worms
gasping unknowing
to absolute innocence

our weird
the final currency
and devil
our own child
this wicked flower

could they twist more ducks
to make transparent breast plates?

they might.


Water is a Cat.

cookie! cookie!
I'm down here!
Karl Malden looks down
the long empty shaft,
a blind man.

No one knew the daring George Washington in Granada
in 1763, but he spoke fluent Spanish, and had arranged to meet an emissary of the disgruntled Bourbon court of France through a series of coded notes sent through a courier which were disguised to look like poetry. With the Seven Years War now concluded, and the French on the short end of the colonial stick as per the Treaty of Paris, the time was ripe for the young nation to make its way into the politics of the old world.

Dressed completely in black, and shadowed silently by his faithful Berber manservant, friend, weapons expert and confidant, Idir, he had arranged to meet the French emissary in one of the larger ramshackle thieves' taverns which parasitically inhabited the aging ruins of the Alhambra.


standing silently under a stony outcrop
Idir was left unseen near the open doorway
of a disused tower

this lone spot
was the only one
not thick with guano
from the tier upon tier of bats
which rose above
their rustling bodies
deep in sleep

with keen eye Idir
watched George Washington
cross the square
to hold the first meeting
with the emissary of the French court

but to his surpise
Washington was being approached
by two little boys dressed as beggars

the older boy
was none other than the 8 year old
Bertrand Barère de Vieuzac
and the 5 year old
Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy

cookie! cookie!
I'm down here!
Karl Malden looks down
the long empty shaft,
a blind man.

Karl Malden
George Washington.

I cannot tell a lie:

Water is
a cat of nine tales
of the Alhambra.


Monte Casteddazzu

hunchback hunchback
wherefore art thou hunchback

swimming in a maze
of crystal clear sake'

or mending your cape
in a skree

o hunchback
surely your hump-backed spinal brain-cairn
is visible through plexiglass

and surely
svelte motorcycles
of whistling birds
rush and gasp
like fluids thru a grille
when your faire name is sung

Azuolas Algimantas

you sky blue algae manta
mending your skree

sculpture poem

3 hand-carved wooden psyclops
are kneeling in a row
with their tongues down to their navels

and in each of their left hands
they bear a fork
like a letter V with a handle

12 meters high
and carved from solid wood
(fork or whole statue?)

some different birds are there
on the left shoulder of the center psyclops
sits a feather duster budgie

on the right knee
of the first psyclops
sits a kakapo

and on the head
of the third psyclops
sits a hoatzin

sculpture poem

yes, two esses

(sung to the toon of "as you like it")


what do you care

funky nuissance
funky nuissance


frumpy new sauce


vertical garden
the half charred golem totems
are inserted into the seed beds
patterned with young fungi

posed in the many nuissances of renaissance
poses these funky charred statuettes will
send out their ghostly tendrils and make for a
lovely and leafy green wall

or what we like to call
a funky renaissance nuissance


Friday, January 6, 2017

Winnebago Lotion Odes

come join
come join with me
come join with me in rainfoot
with tube hair

where ear foot antlers sparkle with come
come join with me in antler foot
with tube hair
tube hair beckoning rainbow skin beast come
to join with me

in rainfoot
the windbeast will come
to join with us in the sun
to put his half-pecked sun foot
into our tube hair navel guns
like rummaging in a dim tub
of come
where a bum sleeps like sound
in a drum

where ear foot antler hoof
shows its tooth to the moonlight

snoof godel and bach
where is your coco snood foot umbrella
is it joining with me in rainfoot
with tube hair

does tube hair shoot from armless
legless torsos in the rain
does rain come shooting
from armless legless torsos
in your hair

come foot with me
come show your foot antlers
to the windbeast



het in wiln piln
vine intaglio
water bold against the grump
warded by sea green foxes
these silver shoes
are sealed up
with ghosts

first sphere cavity
if any measurement is a mile across
and the smooth singular spherical wall
is a mile thick
if any measurement were a mile thick
wiln piln nod and blinker

no grump
in the green water foxes
the vascular collapse
is drawn to a pixie's
ornate breathless
gorgon daidala
in fairy dumps

the second sphere cavity
is no longer an angel morgue
they have retreated into words
long orange charlatan tables
emblem the cavern floor
and the eaters
groan bewildered at the repast
they themselves have prepared

and no fairy tale
could be more transparent
oh these ivory husks
we radiate dancing
our names are woven
liffer rillipilli gillnet goatmeth voxpug lort

groan and grunt
and the third sphere
is its tiny head
hovering near the digital punchbowl
aloof in galaxies
and reindeer

a spherical candle burning
at the nadir of the stalactite

what serious elf
could weld these bodies
into a glyph
for wild dawn

spear chorsu trubite
more spheres
that roll down from the mountain
and the last balloon
or hovering spherical city
the last city


which hovers over
a landless sea

where the blur of blind kingdoms
once cussed


Fabrizio Moroni

in the old american west
an italian man had been jailed by a local sheriff
whether justly or not
remains unknown

to escape
the man saved up his rations of bread
and beans
and some water
and mixed it into a paste
with the dirt of the floor

and created false lesions
around his eyes
and mouth
giving the impression of having contracted
a terrible disease
leprosy possibly

the next day
when the jailer entered his cell
he pretended to be ill
and hid his face

when the jailer called out
he presented
his fictional visage

the jailer cried out in terror
dropping the keys
and exiting the building

this is how the italian cowboy
made his escape

in a nearby stream
he washed off the muddy bean paste
dried his face with a black neckerchief
then wetted it again
and tied it around his neck
still wet
and tromped off
through the brush
on what was to be
the hottest day on record

he would stumble onto a fiesta
held in the corral
of Don Joseph

he would be handed
a rustic cup of pulque
and later become a ranch hand
until he'd saved enough money
to return to milan
where he worked once more
in the industry of his choice

the fabrication
of morons



dark black
humanoid lizard

with bandana

and banana

how came thee
to mine umbrella
on this torrid summer day

was it logic

a picture

was the long rabbit vicar hounding you through
the winding travesties of cave
in the marsh beyond words

was it

my long and tender thighs
encrusted with the luminous skeletons
of radiolaria

was it

my tall glass of ice cold water


dark black
humanoid lizard


come hither mountain boy
come hither
come down and fondle gemstones
in the pylons of the elders

come hither hairy child
and let me touch your bristling brow
come hither and grunt
while the clouds are colouring

come hither Pangaean hominid
come down to meet your Saurian cousins
come now and take drink of this sovereign nectar
and take your rest in piles of coccoons

O come hither and hover here
sweet Chaka!
let us three brothers warm you in our oven
strip off your skin and baste you gently

O come hither or do not
but we are weary of gnawing capybara bones
O come hither so that we may enjoy
our singing repast!


O Mu, Urnation

a 48 foot thick
white glass wall
surrounds the kraal
of eternal MU

the beauty of your blue-skinned
low-forehead folk is deafening

where great oceans once sang
with taffy-like arachnid screamer sharks

whose enormous cities
are edible and candy colored feet

whose lies are warm as statuary in the sun
a hot iron ball you try to swallow but can't

whose wild fame includes the fashioning of tall hats
and the herding of insects into spheres with whipchord breasts

has all the love of deep inner well books
drowned over and over until the horse mermaids give pomegranate

O Mu
whose incandescent mule kick to the skull
has rendered nature our father and mother

O Mu
your low brass forehead
scoops white pebbles into a high spire

O Mu
you are the calculation without numbers
you are the home where all religions dwell

O Mu
you are navel insane and beautiful
and when we stomp you to dust your blue nostrils will remain

O Mu
there is no land beyond the sea
there is no land there is no sea

O Mu


interlinear / with Shih Ching

In the wilds there is a dead doe;
(its dappled abstract form hovers throbbing in the leaves)
With white rushes we cover her.
(white beards from our heads and groins)
There was a lady longing for the spring;
(there was a strange instrument between)
A fair knight seduced her.
(there was a strange instrument inside)

In the woods there is a clump of oaks,
(diamonds explode then freeze in mid-air)
And in the wilds a dead deer
With white rushes well bound;
(bind the tithe rattle the binding)
There was a lady fair as jade.
(o green princess o transparent flesh)

"Heigh, not so hasty, not so rough;
(the wood has mouth)
Heigh, do not touch my handkerchief.
(the mouth is afroth)
Take care, or the dog will bark."
(a foetal dog lives in a womb-shaped parrot)