ANDY WEAVER

 

MY IGNORANCE OF MINA LOY

 

The immaculate

conception

of the inaudible bird

occurs

in gorgeous reticence . . .

        -Mina Loy

 

 1.

 

the declivity of the mind

into ambiente putrefaction

 

is this a baedeker

or just parturition

 

2.

 

amative coquette kohls her eyes

the aniline in the air enervates our breviaries

 

in the vestry, sarsenet mitre is postulated

with avidity, infructuous agamogenesis

almost carnose in the cyclamen

 

the antipodean question silences the loquent

 

3.

 

Quadrille disorbs the haulms,

cymophanous petals etiolated

by the footle and flummery

 

caryatid supports the entablature

with all her legerdemain

 

the sacerdotal eremite’s eclosion

is ended for the night

 

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SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #31, JUNE 2005. ISSN 1479-425X