Wednesday, October 30, 2013

new from above/ground press: tones employed as loss, by lary timewell

tones employed as loss
(a section from molecular hyperbole)
lary timewell

… and, as Ezra Pound’s eyebrows crept ever closer,
the outlaw reunion came to an abrupt end, the

I-vow-my-Troth recurring dream
hung on for dear laugh, went eventually

belly-dancing out of the room,
much to the dismay of

poets in their
heated nests

eating enchiladas, face up on the sofa like
flappers in repose. Now all that this

lights out in the bungalow means
is another possible brush with self-realization.

As the work goes on
a few perfect notes taking form within

the unshaven limits of formality,
an eternally Al Neil squeals across

the real room, the room itself
takes on the form of

a glassworks, a conversation.
May I have a word with you?

Poetry: the equivalence that licks
the baby-spoon, the scurry

of mnemonic mice, a mass of restless
piecemeal motives. The dumb

goat that bleats, that will eat
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
October 2013
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

lary timewell
is a North Vancouver writer recently returned from 20 years in Fukushima. The co-founder and publisher of the late 1980s and early 90s Tsunami Editions, he has published a number of titles, including two recent chapbooks from Obvious Epiphanies.

The author would like to thank Pierre Coupey and Renee Saklikar for their encouragement in the writing of this piece.

To order, send cheques (add $1 for postage; outside Canada, add $2) to: rob mclennan, 2423 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa ON K1H 7M9 [NEW ADDRESS!] or paypal at

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