Litlets

April 26, 2009

Poems for April 23rd – April 25th, 2009

All by heteronyms this time, all making their first public appearances (if you don’t count the renga previously posted here).

In the April 23rd poem, by Adam Ives, the author seems to use “dream” as a transitive verb.

Spring Falls: a Minimalist Sestina

Spring
controls
desire;
fall
dreams
sin.

Sin
springs;
dreams
control
fall
desires.

Desire
sins,
falls;
spring
controls
dreams.

Dreams
desire
control;
sins
spring,
fall.

Fall
dreams
(spring
desires
(sin
controls)).

Control
falls:
sin
dreams,
desires
spring.

Spring controls;
desire falls;
dream sin.

–Adam Ives

————

In Jack Pearse’s April 24th poem, I suspect the title is a reference to The Hours — the working title for Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway, not the Nicole Kidman movie.

The Minutes

i breath in

late project night car
repair conference call basketball
practice chat girl scout
browser cookies 50 hour
software tweak data patch
coffee source word meeting
data minutes throb sinus
throb sinus throb

, out.

–Jack Pearse

————

Knowing what I do of the author, I’m sure the April 25th poem is autobiographical. Dita is not given to fiction.

Slow Storm

Clouds flare to the north.
Thunder is slow to arrive.
I watch jagged green lines
on the monitors, touch
her cold hand, wish I knew
how to read the signs.

–Dita Kroll

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