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John Martone



supernatural songs


It is as if you were hearing something for the first time and you
were to let it always remain something rare and wonderful,
as if hearing it for the first time...

                                                            — Rennyo, Goichidaiki kikigaki


daylight
just

dreams
you up


~


how
it
spreads —

all
that
dirt

full
of
light


~


didn’t
strike him
till he

brought in
those plants

that he’d
painted
his room

terra
cotta


~


daylight
where else

but
in this

other
world


~


c

you’re just
light’s

by-
product


~


all those
other
wavelengths

thru you
like you’re
nothing

yes how
sky is


~


yr
body’s


very
slow
daylight


~


night
bright

as
day

but
for

yr
eyes


~


what

each
is

made
for

whisk
broom

saw
dust

not
us


~


fields
harvested

stars
come out


~


crow’s
brightness

after
words



John Martone is a frequent contributor to Otoliths, the book side of which published his storage case. Other work by John Martone includes st. john's wort and handbook.
 
 
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1 Comments:

Blogger Jack Galmitz said...

The master of the short poem.
The master of the poem.

3:29 AM  

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