Sunday, August 31, 2003

Saturday marked this blog’s first anniversary – over 50,000 visitors & more than 330,000 words (that’s just under 1,000 pages single spaced). What pleases me the most, though, is that there are now over 150 poetry blogs generally worth reading on the net. There are important poetry blogs older than this one – Laurable for one, Joseph Duemer for another – but not too many. Brian Kim Stefans started Free Space Comix: The Weblog the same day as mine, so here’s a birthday salute to that August publication as well.


In my first year I refrained from printing any of my own poetry. But since, yesterday, I alluded to my efforts at homophonic translation, I thought I would haul this one out & run it today. It first appeared in Roof V, 25 years ago. As mentioned previously, the source text is Rilke:





when itch scree

hurt as much?


Then how's their angle

or known gun?


Honky sets selves,

his name a eye nor much.


Plows lick answers:

each fucking a fun sign-in,

starker in design.

Dent is seen as niche.


All's this wreck, leak, & hand~thang.

Then fear not grotto or raygun

and we're be wonder

and as so vile is gay lass in verse made.


And so's her story.


And yet her is shred clique

and is overhauled each much.


Den and verse

look Eden, lock rough.


Done kill inch?

Look then — Ach!

— fend formic and

fear then zoo broken?


Angle niche, mention niche.


Undefined again, her American is shown —

toss furniture for lace lick: zoo house sin.


Hinder good-day to tan felt?

Its plied ounce we like.


Oregon done bomb on them


the sphere-in-day clique:

feeder's anus ply buns.


Distrust a forecaster

and thus

for so long a true sign

I nor gay phone had.


Dare espy, once go feel.

Unsupplied sea and king niche.


0 anti-knock thy knock

fender fin fuller felt rum

and some on gay sick sort.


Vamply be seen each, dear Santa.


Sun's tint agenda:

welch it, a mind, sell none.


Her sin?

Moo some before state.

Is he then leaping then lighter?


Ach! Sea,

furtive in such enormity.

Nine dear earlobes.


Vice stews.

Notch niche.

Fear foes.

Then arm and heal ear.


Suit in Roman zoo?

The fear at men

feels like dusty fugal,

the air white art.


A loft fool

emitting in a game fugue.


Yacht —

heave free, linger.

Broke tan dishful.


Is mute eating muncher?

Stern at her zoo?

Thus do 

sea's birdies.


Is hopcycle no vogue or heron?

Infer gagging on odor

(dative) or overcomes: steam,

go off nut, & fence, dear.



Go buy no guy,

just sicken.

That's all it's for —

a drag.


A bear bewailed big test dues.

Farce done each dinner?


Knock-fun air fart answers:

tried as cone

did to all is eye.

Knocker leapt thereon?


Foe fills

(stew sea bargain)

to dock "D".


Grow sin from them.

Go dunking by deer.


How soon?


gaining after.


Splay been by knock.

Sadistic upper?

So sing a deal even then.


Long a knock niche.

Downstair bleak gay nuggets. 

Her bayroom is careful.  



Not a need is sea-fast 

for lass in inn.


Deed do

sofa leap-ender.

Fan stalls to guest tilting.

Begin inner fun.


I am the niece who air!

I can the price sung!



Is her hailed (sic) their held?

Selves stir,

undergone for him.


New rind for funds

who sign-sign

"Alaska gay bird".


Uppity leaping then numb the air!


Shove tonight.

Tour in sexy rock.

All's fair in niches.


Why moldy craft

(a thesis who listens),

has tutor gas per a stamp?


A tin canoe

can go dock.



shirking my medium.


Them there

go leapt and king.

I'm just a curtain.


Buys peel.


Her leap-ending fooled.

Thus each word a VC?



each endless counts diesel.


Testing more sin,

fruit bear aware then?


Is this nudge sight?


Thus we're leaving

once foam go leap then fry.


Noon is peeping,

pea stain.

Feed her file,

the sane be staid.

Whom guess some melt enough sprung.


Moors who sign

as their selves.

Imply bin is near kins.


Stem in stamen!

Hurry my hearse!

Fees on snore:

high league a-hurting?


Does he dare

read such a roof

of hope foreboding?


See other needing

and moo

(click) — a fighter!

& octet in snitch.


So far and see her in.

Niche does to goat

as air to guest.






A bird is fay and a whore-a-day

and underbroken a not-rich teahouse

still as each built it

is roust, yet is fun, yeah?


None young into tents who dare

for inner-twined trots.

Read it and itchin', kitchen.


So roam in Nepal, rue Icarus,

seek salt, edge on.

Odor is true.


Kind of





Carpenter of

fee in oil lick,

teat offal in sand.


Am a reef, Formosa!


Fussy mere foaling?

Lice us whole.


Eat this

in wrecks and shine

up under

her air guise-stir!

Rind obey vague!

And munch,


Vain it be hindered.


For eye lick

is as selfsame.


The air done

each mare's,

who, beef owning,

come or learn to go broke

on each mare's "who you been?"


Reason in

and earn ikons. 


breaking thin thing in niche deep.


A toy tongue!

Men's lickers who cones,

who gave in.


Thus was man far in on end-lickings.


Like hand-in-each mayors

who sign and selves,

then, eye gone on naming,

vague as who lost in the answer.


Broken is peel's ugh:


the venture niche fighters who function.

Selfsame all is!


Fuss each day?


So "lose in Rome"

— flattering zoo saying.


Undoes toad sign. 

Is muse am 

and fooler knock on.


Thus mono,

mail a kind fay neck,

a fig kite spurt.


Up or leaving?

Dig a mocking:

all Eden fell her.


Thus see zoo

stark under shy den.


Angle (sack man)

fussed in oft niche —



Lay bending,

gain over toting.

Tea a fig a strew among

rice Turk by the bear.


I go all a altar.

Enter miss sicken

who bear a tent sea in biding.


Cheese lick brow.

Can seance niche more?


Deaf rue

and trucked in man

and phoned —

sick desire!


Dishing soft

fee man then bruise.

Then mildew

their muttering fish.


Upper fear thee so?


A gay highness is broken.


Then in oust

(rower so oft),

sell liquor forts.


Writ in spring,

count in fear,

sign on a sea:

is the soccer whom zones?


Thus science,

tender clock,

a homely nose.


Fog end —

air's dimmer.

Shrugging in Rome.


The mind by now:

goat liquor.

Young lean plows

lick foreigner in trot.


Does learn, you know.

Swing and go read

tea once yet.


Sin riced

and roasted

and halved.