01 May 2016

Notes to April poems

Late this summer I will confront Riopelle's statue again, beside the Palais des congrès which though convening no congress was I believe on Shelley's mind when he wrote "the world is the provincial legislature of the poem" or was that Byron? and I will imagine it admonishing "a mass of references" about the above/ below at which time I will invoke my recurring villains: deadlines and Tom Eliot.  The second time I did this Silliman posted turkeys on his blog on April 1, which got me googling to Charles Bernstein's essay from 1999 which I read for the first time that day.  I decided I had written the first poem and had to finish up, and didn't do it for five years afterwards.  Thanks to Maureen Thorson for creating the stunt.  The first of the three series is here.

4-3 Julia Ward Howe "Battle Hymn of the Republic"; 4-6 Joyce, Finnegans Wake if you didn't get that far; 4-9 Obama, then Sanders; 4-10 A Midsummer Nights' Dream, Act 2 Scene 1; 4-12 Ramayana; 4-13 Verne's Rayon Vert; 4-14 Nilamata Purana; 4-18 Pound's Canto 74; 4-25 Chaucer's "Legend of Ariadne''; 4-29 Mallarme's Throw of the Dice crossed out by Broodthaers.

30 April 2016

dawn y
ou t
ake it

fro
m w
ho y

ou were, wh
o won't ne
ed it

29 April 2016

'faux man
o
ir

tout de suite é
vapor
é en

brumes
qui impos
a une born

e à l'in
fin
i'

28 April 2016

o
r w

hen
horace

w
al

pole
wake

s you up f
or gas m

one
y

27 April 2016


After a silence
The conjurer tells me
Which face is mine
I am proud of my chickens

26 April 2016

our
me
la

n
chola
i d

if
furs
but t

hat
one
's ours

25 April 2016

'-ret
urn
e a

noon, F
o
l

wing
awa
y th th

read' c
hauce
r run,

net
h over
a ko

ra o
ver

desc
end,ing
cup

24 April 2016

c
anoni

c
al haig

io
graph

ic
mikh

a
il ki

l
led by

an
im

i
tator

21 April 2016

chica
go
sun

time
s st

one c
ir
cle


(for 4/23; will be offline a couple days)
he
ll

o

ray o
ver


(for 4/22)
fly,ing
hear
t hat
drop

20 April 2016

for
m an
d con

tent
ur
anal

ysis
fly,ing
cup

19 April 2016

citizen
s un
it

ed e
no
ugh

a
bout
me

18 April 2016

oxen, s
tone
eye
s carved

I don’t know how nature stands it
with a body at its center
without one

n
ox an
i
mae, grass

17 April 2016

home
r thy m
olar

s the m
oral

major
it
y

16 April 2016

ma
chine
s o

f sen
time
nt

15 April 2016

flame of m
it
h

ra o
ver

dawn's m
irr
or

14 April 2016

cuck
oo sing
s to ligh

t th
flame
tree

13 April 2016

rayo
n vert

in t
he jule

s
ver

ne th
ey do

n't see
it but s

o
me

thing
else

12 April 2016

wings o
f mount main
aka flee ind

ra o
ver

restless se
as, hanu
man sleeping

11 April 2016

he
r su
n bo

at a
lex
and

er
ra o
ver

he
ar c
raft

10 April 2016

hi
ll

o

f orest
es ta

les of
elect

ra o
ver

pale s
o

me

dew dr
ops

09 April 2016

he
ll

o

i
an

08 April 2016

s
pea

k l
ike

a nat
i

ve: "al
l op

ti
on

s are o
n th

e ta
ble

07 April 2016

two s
lip

ped
on a

ban
an

a po
rt

06 April 2016

sauce
r run,

net
h over

a void
place

fly,ing
cup

05 April 2016

ass-
who

le-cul-d
e-sa

c-up
on-pl

astic
-fant

astic
-bag

04 April 2016

mine
e

yes
ha

ve see
n th

e go
uging

03 April 2016

w
hat

no on
e cho

kes on do
es

n'
t ex

is
t

02 April 2016

en
nu

i
w

hen
ben

j
o

n
son

ha
s a

ll yr
8

tr
ax

01 April 2016