Latest quotes | Random quotes | Latest comments | Add quote

Lauren Antrosiglio

Advice for a Lost Poet

There's a poem in here.
Stuck under the seat of your grand power-phobia,
where you fall under your own sword with mediocre aspirations,
the pizza parlor poet-poseur, the all-hesitant romantic,
in your flattened ambition, there is a poem.
Rolled up in a can of orange sky,
in the thralls of an America, In the day-job, that oster-blender
of the soul, pizza and offices and shackles, retirement
accounts, the nightmare of your family, recovered memories,
open bottles, curse of victimhood, the inevitability of time,
hours and years passed—
In this there is a poem with a dull-tipped blade,
etching itself permanent
on the inside of your eyes.

poem by Lauren AntrosiglioReport problemRelated quotes
Added by Poetry Lover
Comment! | Vote! | Copy!

Share

On Writing, Part II

Poem awakening all in ivory page and dark type of night,
Poem the end-beginning of world, caught in the mighty fishnet of
words, Poem is verb, Poem thru the sky by its own hand, Poem is
verb like the explosion of world, and I Poem—
Give me pen, sex, blood, obscene juices of pear after teeth,
and I Poem,
I Poem the way I imagine Whitman Poem'd, but indolent and really not
in the sphere of universe that he Poem'd, but I Poem in his
shadow as do all gypsies of word,
In the swollen ghost-anus of Ginsberg, in the whore-lap of Rimbaud,
in the last blood of Plath, I Poem
In the shady death marsh of Poe, in Paris bathroom, wheeling with
Neruda's stars, I Poem
In the silhouettes of masters, I must—without fear or burning blister
of pride—
Poem in all its Crazy and denunciation of the American Way, in
poverty and emptiness of tangible, only with assets of the soul,
heart of words, I Poem and Poem and Poem,
off into infinity,
rapt into the cosmos so many miles long,

[...] Read more

poem by Lauren AntrosiglioReport problemRelated quotes
Added by Poetry Lover
Comment! | Vote! | Copy!

Share
 

If you know another quote, please submit it.

Search


Recent searches | Top searches