Here are some of Dennis Kelly’s thoughts on Cleave poetry.
Any more thoughts?
______—for Phuoc-Tan Diep
____________trying it once-trying it again
blasting the poetic public-with our new cleavages
_______cleaving that place-in their brains
they didn’t know existed!-where angels fear to tread!
____uncleaving ourselves-poetically speaking
_starting something new-not knowing where it’s going
_____trying all the doors-to find openings
________that cleave form-pushing our brains
_____________cleave me!!!-cleave me!!!
___—for Phuoc-Tan Diep
_______Please-don’t listen to me
I’m just trying-to charm you
____the world-out of you
____cleaving is like = making love
lying on your back = with her on top
_doing all the work = cleaving you
______perfectly still = like a diamond
____the cleave/gem = a diamond haiku
_each cleave is different—just like making love.
____each time is unique—and erotically intense.
_______each cleave-gem—cleaves the brain perfectly.
each time is right brain—left brain cleave.
_right down the middle—splits you in half.
__each diamond cleave—is yours to keep.
____it doesn’t last long—but it’s deep.
Cleave poems: © 2008 Dennis Kelly