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                       Some poems of mine are included in new editions of
                       Roger Humes’ Other Voices International Project
                       Anny Ballardini’s Poet's Corner - Fieralingue

                       And at last, and only three and a half months late,
                       Jacket Issue 36 is complete and ready to read.

                       cleaning up - from the fridge door -


At 10:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read a poem at the open mic recently at the Nightingale Lounge in New York City that I announced was incomprehensible but at least it was mellifluous. Only as I started reading it turned out not to be so mellifluous. So I started conducting in curvy wavy melliflous movements with my free right arm. How's that for improvising! (From no-account Robert Mueller.)

At 10:51 AM , Blogger PB said...

Hi Robert,
Your reading sounds like fun.

Here's a stanza from the middle of my poem for Kenward Elmslie (when he was in Sydney a few years ago) called 'Rainy Day in May'

& the rain fell down,
too wet, too sombre & grey,
all afternoon
but mellifluous tenor,
you sang and read,
a Babe Rainbow
brightening the place up,
just like (we imagine) at
Touché’s Salon -
all those synaesthetic pleasures
as it turned out to be,
your saddest anniversary


At 10:52 AM , Blogger PB said...

Of course the lineation doesn't hold here in bloggo message land - the poem actually floats eccentrically on the page

At 2:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lines flow like honey, but, as you suggest, they might flow even better if they floated eccentrically like bees. (The all-nameable again.)


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