"Bright Chanticleer" and "Detective Book Tea"

Bright Chanticleer 

me anew; anew my place,
                                anew my makes
my place make afraid, flowers, & birds, & you, ink,
breaks (dime) will hurt your birds,
                                 as Greeks're broken so're
mine from my "My lines perfect the again, lyre, die, -- "
 
Science Fiction Book Club, Dept. 5-PBI-D
Garden City, New York
 
me chilly on creeping dew, this leaves me're as
Greeks're broken, & as flowers, so as birds, then
so museum-glue for Clasping-Ago,
                                             & the elegists,
too-newly too-laureled, they played the word away
 
   THIS VALUABLE CERTIFICATE
              brings you
 
   THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY
           by Isaac Asimov
 
Originally Published in 3 Volumes at $10.50
 
  NOW YOURS for only TEN CENTS
 
        ON THIS NEW-MEMBER
        INTRODUCTORY OFFER
 
Fill out other side - enclose dime in this card by folding
over tabs as indicated - and mail in an envelope today
 
the word quivered on their lips before
pronunciation blew it aloft & word lies
there still, noiseless as the inks of
elegists, tho their parchments were
to gown the sea & name the sea Virginia &
turn her against their glimpses
 
           A__________A
 
                          they gowned only ink &
ink haunts their hands yet, never so tremulous &
literary as when cherubs're
                                     smeared between'm,
                                     & you, too-
newly too-laureled,
                          what use is anew... & anew?
when were whose's blossoms in your debt, ever?
 
DIRECTIONS
 
1. Place dime on
   spot indicated.
 
2. Fold section (1)
   down over
   dime.
 
3. Fold section (2)
   up over dime.
 
4. Fold section (3)
   along "museum-
   glue" line.
 
5. Insert point (B)
   of triangular
   pocket into
   slot (A___A)
 
6. Fill in name
   and address
   and mail in an
   envelope to
   address above.
 
 
ink to,
oh do,
 
un-
 
perplex
their
minstrel-
 
sy
 
for, perplex'd,
their eyes do
run tears out-
pacin' tears of
the Blood Lady
 
her voice chilled
the elegists anew as
the mouths in their
face ruined the word to
"...to 'give me another
dime while you're at it'"
 
             to
 
vivacity for havoc'd lips, for
Virginia's elfin liberty, but my
libretty, neither, o'ercome any
693-page science fiction classic
nor on my lips perches, anew,
the word Greeks're, still, inking

 


 

Detective Book Tea

shady
mid-
breath
 
animals
on your
arm,
 
Heaven,
in your  
company:
five bears
 
missed
but
food and nails
 
& that
death
everybody
somehow tails
 
crickets
   do
fascination
roast cold
 
even the
mountains
  are
dealing
w/ rabbits
 
first stack
flashes are
dog words
with flurries
 
outwash
drypoint
glaring,
 
say all
the cats
were
pigskin
 
the kicky
stump  
piano house,
 
and to
buttes
slipped
  in
 
What's
New
Mountains
 
in picking
  cover,
Poe caught
in detective
book tea
 
center in
on repeats,
pickles,
knuckles north
 
  snow,
pendulum
  as
kept
needle
  of
snow,
 
like
of
home
&
method-
milling
thunder
bark
 
hoopsnake
sundown,
 
pumpkin
clanging
holes,
removes
  &
turrets
 
half-
rather
  I
named
the
snooze
 
the
mothers
say
more
res
er
voirs,
 
the
windows
on forks
 
peak
clever
hairs
w/out
bees,
 
neons,
or
mumps,
 
just
this...

 

 

Jeff Harrison has publications from Writers Forum, Persistencia Press, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from BlazeVOX and Argotist Ebooks. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems (Isobar Press), three Meritage Press hay(na)ku anthologies, Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Otoliths, Moria, and elsewhere. Jeff recommends the American Red Cross.

 

 

Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 22:09