Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Chalk-crocus




My main focus are my fans. Not some 40-year-old fart
– Britney Spears


KALK-KROKUS, im
Hellwerden: dein
steckbriefgereiftes
Von-dort-und-auch-dort-her,
unspaltbar,

Sprengstoffe
lächeln dir zu,
die Delle Dasein
hilft einer Flocke
aus sich heraus,

in den Fundgruben
staut sich die Moldau.


[24/8/68]



Poems are sketches for existence: the poet lives up to them
– Paul Celan


CHALK-CROCUSat
daybreakyour
multidimension/locational WANTED
poster vital statistics
stop

bombs
smile at you
the dent of Dasein
helps the radar
out

the Manukau
silts up the vaults

1 comment:

Richard Taylor said...

Britney Spears - the young sexy girl represents joy, erotica, and hope life and so on, while Celan is the dark side - almost the guilty- perhaps they morph - but Wendy Nu is perhaps in between, something rearing itself...just some tentative thoughts - interesting visual poetic/also political contrasts/intersections/variations here. This concided with my deviation onto the Holocaust recently on my own Blog.

BTW someone asked why I invoked Zukofsky in that "series" - that person may not be aware he was Jewish. But I may be wrong (I mean that that person didn't know that fact) - sorry for this aside...