h o m e........
p a s t   i s s u e s....
s u b m i s s i o n s....
l i n k s

 

 

.........
G.C. WALTRIP



...........
SPRING SONG


fleshstrand           psalm or ear’s
rich carriage genuflects
you can’t partake so much as
the outcast rattles the lindens
indices settle the quarry-ice
gimel’s liquid stigmata
livid angle of bud-thwart
maritage, my Lord, maritage





.............
CORYMB SONG

        chronolith / organum
serial volition in the scatter zone
milk gantry, i.e. the sensual
irrigates the tune-glass
trepans the first light
hive-breaker, breath-stomata
xylem’s candle-rose
burning through the pollen count
or: halation, catchment
a representational language
observe as from within
the rest: aniline hypophony





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DIVING BELL

Gourlaw bone-plaque:
as cerement: the body
cindered, complete
in its dregs & gases:
flat, incised: or,
cambered slightly,
tortoiseshell, scapula:
oblique rhetoric:
takes what place
of ambience, we are
still breathing:
it is not necessary
to mime the immersion:
such larger bodies:
ambulant shrines,
the little brightnesses:
spiracle, fundament:
bloodfane, firstfruit,
“angry day-son” &
we, the occasional men: G.C. Waldrep’s most recent collections are Archicembalo (Tupelo Press, 2009), which won the Dorset Prize, and Your Father on the Train of Ghosts (BOA Editions, 2011), in collaboration with John Gallaher. He lives in Lewisburg, Pa., where he teaches at Bucknell University, edits the journal West Branch, and serves as Editor-at-Large for The Kenyon Review.






 

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