Friday, February 09, 2007

Three returned poems

Key of James

i.

Receive with meekness the implanted word,
which is able to save your soles.
Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren,
for you know that we who teach shall be judged
with greater strictness.
Who is wise and understanding among you?
... the harvest of righteousness is sewn
in privacy by those who make privacy.
You ask and do not connive because you ask.
Let your eyes be eyes and your nose be nose.

ii.

Though I have much to write to you,
I would rather not use paper and ink,
but I hope to come to see you and talk with you
face to face, so that our joy
may be complete.

The children of your elect sister greet you.


One Vowel Trafficking

Seule, meilleuse, bath woman meet ton meilleur bardman -- in narrow New York, as you had hoped he would speak of you: as you seemed stepping off the plane in your rosy red roberies. Together dismember a droop-breasted stick fig. in a naked game of hang-chat. He wins again; you guess it: A seven-letter word that deals in one vowel trafficking.

(One Vowel Trafficking)

Seule, meilleuse bath woman, meet ton meilleur bardman -- in narrow New York -- as you had hoped he’d male-street in you: the you just off the plane in rosy red roberies. Together dismember a droop-breasted stick fig. in a naked game of hang-chat. He wins again; you guess it: A seven-letter word that deals in one vowel trafficking.


Many how are seid one kay do fall swing mar bite shun kin ache tinder cone/

Many how you people are one
do fall at night --
swing, mar, bite, shun your own
ache as family --

1 comment:

The Faux Press said...

Found your poetry on Gabcast and visited your site.

Compelling stuff.

Linked to your site from The-Hold, an online multimedia poetry portal I play with, and thought you'd want to know.

More poetry!