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Jeff Harrison


The bather and the hart

I made the hart befall him; and who makes me fall for the hart — or is it that I see him as Actaeon still?


The Aesthetic Mr. Beane
caves
are
the
go zones,
Sawney
Beane's
the
bread king,
folly
is
his flesh,
pearly &
serener, O,

O pearly &
serener
verse juice-dreary
in
the go zones
with
melted decimal,

the bread
of
the stranger
is
his fame,
warily golden

victims ruin
the
cave, Sawney
Beane muses,
whereas
bread is king
of
the
oven
as Virginia
is
queen
of
the grave,
toes
are
princes
of
shoes

immortality cavern
preferred
of
vales, palaces,

white climes,
marble, sing
swans, unsullied
with
club-moss must

swans,
the
authors
of Sawney's silvery face,
are
sequencing out peeks
at
names Sawney's
weapons couldn't match

&
Virginia? Sawney
removes her limbs,
in
daylight no less,
her words
ring this juice
on
the
bread

&
Sawney? his
sweetest laws
bettered chaos


Artemis to Actaeon‏
Why did you not call upon someone to spare you, to change you, while you were no more a hart than you were a hound, while you could call upon someone to spare you, to change you? Than a hart, better a bloom, a brook... Oh, how much better a brook, Actaeon!




Jeff Harrison has poems in all the issues of Otoliths except the second issue. He has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, White Sky Books, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from BlazeVOX, xPress(ed), Argotist Ebooks, and Chalk Editions. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II (Meritage Press), The Chained Hay(na)ku Project (Meritage Press), Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Xerography, Moria, Calibanonline, Coconut, unarmed, Eccolinguistics, Sugar Mule, Word For / Word, and elsewhere, such as Poethia. He has an interview blog with Allen Bramhall called Antic View.
 
 
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