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Showing posts from January 13, 2013

Zanzotto: Graphemes

Desire asserts letters against the sky desperate for direction, to direct Epsilon and Company haunt space refigure buildings, make big claims Barricade babel from incomprehension outward facing they keep eyes appealing Never an alphabet in sequence but the rummage of desire and law Image of proud grammars small mark-particles of survival From western plains and southern waters the air enlivens Refreshes cleanses clears this city with a name and genome Even the miles of speckled adverts speculations, spectacular particulars Winds past the minitalks of say hoardings streetsigns shopping centres Wind of soft insistence, tender to prodding plants and water surfaces Processes the oxygen eating prolongs preserves private breath Renders lettering frail inconsequential amidst the progress of seasons Only it is human activity elevates million mi