Great-grandmother, be with us as if in the one same day & night we all gave birth in the one same safe-house, warm, and then we rest together, sleep, and nurse, dreamily talk to our babies, warm in a safe room all of us carried in the close black sky.
Jean Valentine Shirt in Heaven Copper Canyon Press 2015
Dust, dust of the oceans, first handkerchief above the wave, call to the free cloud. . . The cloud suddenly falls as a block of stone. Dust, rock dust, into this rock. I will plant my freedom, into this rock now scattered to the wind. The burning sand eats our foreheads, simoon of flames. Smoke, smoke from the burning of bodies, smoke full of illu- sions, in you I will plant my fancy. Smoke returns to the ocean, flask of dirty water where a hunch- back Venus scoffs at hope through her satisfied teeth.
Rene Daumal Le Contre-Ciel The Overlook Press 1990 translated from the French by Kelton W. Knight
"Rene Daumal was born in 1908 in Boulzicourt, a small town near
the Ardenne mountains. He would die in Paris just thirty-six years
later. Most of the intervening years were spent questioning the implications
of that birth and impending death and the authenticity of the
Heavenly Ring Tonight — because of her because of me & the telescope I bought for her birthday and she has become so adept she calls me out into the chill spring eve to look straight up through lenses to a miraculous visitation with Saturn, of all places
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Cid Corman's Of, Volumes 4 & 5 from Longhouse.
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OPENINGS by JAMES KOLLER
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