Poets Are Roses


In common soil — fellow Williamsburg inhabitant and friend, Ossian Foley, has generously supplied me with some of his new verse to entertain blog interlopers seeking word spins. Support the masses one poet at a time!

Plasticity, thank heavens.

Umber amazoned
and fits and will list
as sickled cants.

A token all might,
or what’s next will,
outwards acervation.

Bound it sleeped,
unsong kinned
with relocution.

She looked
seven-years youngerly
with dislocation.

(or Jen)

Caudal bearing keepsakes
like a phantom limb.

Barnacled the body,
vulgar trade, yet misses
your pregnant vector.

4 Responses to “Poets Are Roses”

  1. Bob Marcacci Says:
    November 13th, 2005 at 8:59 am eAh! I like this. Perhaps I will attempt my own infiltration by this method… Mentioned going to No. Carolina soon… I work with a dude from there! Does that help me?
  2. garnet Says:
    November 15th, 2005 at 8:37 am eCool. How’d he do that? Slip janus tongs under jellyfish?

    I’m not sure how I found you but here I am. I’m Garnet Muse, or David. Please come and visit if you like.

    Poetry Carnival 7 is at my place on Glitter Lane. I hope you come and join the fun.


  3. ossian Says:
    November 17th, 2005 at 10:49 pm eSelf-promotion lacks class. Thanks for doing it for me, Amy.
    September 8th, 2006 at 11:07 pm eIn regards to (or Jen) we see the phantom life, we imagine the barnacled body, but considering the keepsakes, we cannot maintain both.
    Perhaps –

    Caudal bearing keepsakes
    like a phantom limb.

    Delimited the body,
    vulgar trade, yet misses
    your pregnant vector considering
    other tangents in this space


AMY KING View All →

Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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