Wednesday 24 February 2010

Infinite Difference, sampler no. 4: Sophie Robinson's "Glisten, Glisten, glisten, glisten"

"Glisten, Glisten, glisten, glisten"

after John Keats & Adrienne Rich

Thump me restlessly against the darkling
Drum of your disquiet, pulse-rattle and
Wheeze a werewolf-hungry eye a
Stormy pounding chromosomal ache a
Scratch of needy charm neglected, named &
Filed away waiting, charring itself to ruin
To spoil in the zombie-fleckered dankness,
Wanting, chagrin grimace betraying urge,
Loosened hips to buck & smoothen,
Iron-down frottage, eiderdown merging,
Feathered to resurgent skin-scansion--
Read and comb the yearning emergency
To crest & crash, to splurge trembling the whole
World across the pane, to glitter patent &
Pattern itself as strings from gurning lips
To spell its listless etude toward the sky.

Sophie Robinson

The anthology can be pre-ordered from the publisher, Shearsman Books, and The Book Depository in the UK and from The Book Depository or Small Press Distribution in the US.

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