5 & 7 & 5
follow that airplane of course I'm high this is an emergency § giant Scots terrier I thought I saw was known as Taxicab Mountain § brown photo legend "serene enjoyment" they suck pipes bones crumbled back § night train whistles stars over a nation under mad temporal czars § round lumps of cells grow up to love porridge later become The Supremes § lady I lost my subway token we must part it's faster by air § "but it's our world" tiny blue hands and green arms your thought in my room § sweet bouzouki sound another syntax for heads up to the aether § in you the in moon its rays entwined in my mind's hair hangs down right in § viewing the dragon there they ride slim through my dream Carpaccio's pair § slow bloom inside you the mnemonics of loving incessant chatter § far shore Ferris wheel turning glowing humming love in our lit-up heads § switch them to sleep now the flying foxes swarm out great it's flurry time § wind rain you and me went looking for a new house o the grass grows loud
From Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence, by Anselm Hollo, published by Coffee House Press. Copyright © 2001 Anselm Hollo. Reprinted by permission of Coffee House Press. All rights reserved.
The author of more than thirty books, Anselm Hollo received the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets for his translation of Pentii Saarikoski's Trilogy.
Date Published: 2001-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/5-7-5