The Cleave Poetry Webzine [ISSN: 1758-9223]

Submissions: Dennis Kelly

In submission on September 28, 2008 at 6:50 am

Cleave ‘Translations’ from Pound’s Personae (1925)


__is it poetry—or just a game

____creating—beautiful cleavages

these elegant—crossword puzzles



_______de jour


not knowing—day to day


______split—pea soup

____cleave—de jour

____________mac low

_________for laurie elaine

_________i studied—aleatoric poetry

___botticellian splits—mac low’s diastic

______doubling back—seed to source

carefully capitalizing—the key letters

___to form the name—diagonally down

_____a pretty effect—but I got bored

____not enough tho—give me estrangement

___cleaving is more—narratological

_not just two texts—seed & source

but three new texts—folding into one

_________origami—surprise kit

____official poetry

__light-hearted—i woke up

___in the wold—nonchalantly

_the magnolias—blooming

____stifled me—faint of breath

smothered me—the stench

______rotting—official poetry


_____________go—cleave-born book

________tell them—diamonds flake

______down there—where sapphires

____________burn—liquid emeralds fume

rubies red as blood—flow like lava

___________deep—down inside me

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