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American Memories, Melbourne

(not quite after Hope Mirrlees)
I want a panorama

SOUTH - WEST
CACAO BLOOKER
GOG & MAGOG

green art deco bakelite in the national gallery

FITZROY (ST ASPEN SHIRAZ)
BRUNSWICK (SQUAWKING MAGPIE SAUVIGNON BLANC)
PARLIAMENTARY MUSEUM (HAZELGROVE PINOT NOIR)

creak chug creak chug creak chug under Princes Bridge on the Yarra

CASTLEMAINE ROCK

Greek woman tearing the gig posters from the lightpole
outside her son’s bar
Going down Madam ?

follow the commemorative brass plaques in the footpath
a golden mile must be almost two kilometres

ne rien faire walk slowly doing nothing
for approximately two hours

WARAKURNA ARTISTS at Alcaston Gallery in Fitzroy until Saturday

discover why Melbourne is called ‘marvellous’

a grey mouse running through green & purple wisteria vines

TIN BOX BUILDINGS
attached to creaking weatherboard cottages

the awful HARD art of the minimal
strikes here and
strikes again in Montréal, actually strikes TWICE in Montréal
at the Museum of Contemporary Art and at the Musée des Beaux Arts
too!

DUCRAY ICTYANE
créme émolliente hydratante blow wind blow
buy Magic Gloves at Dollarama

red wine and voodoo at RUBIS ROUGE

in the USA public toilets flush automatically which can be alarming
all announcers have Spanish accents
the L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E poetry is really realism
Ron Silliman’s VOG is Voice Over Guy, Voice Of God, Very Ordinary Glory
Vital Organs Grim …

on the SILVER STAR 91
from Philadelphia Pennysylvania to Richmond Virginia
(Dixie Hummingbirds, Cab Calloway, Ruth Brown, Amos Milburn)

the suitcase keys
are in
the alternative medicine pill bottle

GREAT DISMAL SWAMP

Henry ‘Box’ Brown
mailed himself to freedom
in a big box labelled ‘Dry Goods’ - from Virginia to Philadelphia in 1849

on the NORTHEAST REGIONAL 94
from Richmond Virginia to Washington District Columbia
(Elizabeth Cotten, Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye)

innumerable Stars & Stripes innumerable

Famous American Female Poet :
‘What you might need to know is that you might not make it
But if you do, you might have needed an astrolabe
or a two-bit smile or smirk, this is a style
that could get you a cup of coffee’

AMERICAN coffee ??
old worms in the woodwork
old hooks on the hat rack
old bottomless cups depleted

TIPPING drives me crazy -
quoted price
+Value Added Tax
+15%
bring a pocket calculator

As Portentous As The Opening Chords Of A Big Bob Dylan Ballad
the prescience of the dead


Yours truly, Your paranormal host,
Adelaide


hooray at last here’s the panorama coming up now

discover all the charms of ELEGANT and CONTEMPORARY
melbourne

cross the west gate bridge for AMAZING city views
observe the yarra river's BUSTLING ACTIVITY
see queen victoria market, fitzroy gardens
and albert park, home to the australian formula one grand prix.
visit the HISTORIC shrine of remembrance
stroll along southbank's waterfront precinct

this city has it ALL - discover it for yourself

pour boire, merci, thank you, tip

taxi to lax

KOONS RUSCHA CHEECH the CHICANO
JaMaiCan LeMoNaDe woo you never know
HeY HeY VLaMinCK !
Maurice Vlaminck’s portrait in oilpaint of Guillaume Apollinaire

white women smiling into the air
Michael Jackson and his monkey

NO POETRY MEETING TODAY - EVERYONE IS WORKING

greasy screen at the mex internet café grill
too dangerous
to walk south
down the SAN DIEGO freeway

Almost Completely Finished With Pop Art Finally
call the paramedics


The quote from the ‘Famous American Female Poet’
is from Above The Leaders by Alice Notley (Veer Books, 2008)







4 Comments:

At 5:01 PM , Anonymous SD said...

I like the puzzle pieces and the minimum key boards.
Satisfying discomorts.

 
At 7:08 PM , Anonymous SD said...

Hello, I am not sure if this blog is open to comments by the unknown.
If not, please delete my comment above.
Thanks!

 
At 9:42 PM , Blogger PB said...

Hi SD,
the deletions is open to comments by known knowns, well knowns, unknown knowns, known unknowns - but if you do want me to delete I can.
I'm happy to hear that you read the blog.
Pam

 
At 4:17 AM , Anonymous SD said...

Then what I'd like to do now is
'f'...
from a happily nominated unknown.

 

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