Wednesday, 9 March 2011


If the subject is no longer able to speak directly then at least it should - in accord with a modernism that has not pledged itself to absolute construction - speak through things (Dinge), through their alienated & mutilated form (Gestalt). Adorno, Aesthetic Theory.

a burning spoon
each holiday
a book of eyes
a box of feathers
that the buildings
whispering among
& extermination
The wild alphabet
And flowery frock
Each instant / recondite
Our kisses our chainsaw
Ecstasy / the wardrobe of hair
They experience
Like I had never knowledge


  1. Our kisses our chainsaw

    My darling, my hamburger (know it?)

    Thanks for this poem. :-) P

  2. Philipp - I didn't know My darling, my hamburger but now - courtesy of Google & you - I know of it ... hmm. :-D

    Thanks for liking the poem :-)

  3. Paul Zindel was a grea influence on my childhood view of life: e.g., The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds and Pardon Me, You're Stepping on my Eyeball!

    Yes. I also look forward to the 18-word poem compendium!