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Felino Soriano

Forethought

 

Arranged anterior devotional habitual procedure

            theorizing

relevant improvisations of prior’s reactive

            incision.  Crown of turning

crow

                        wears rose of hybrid shawl, dusk-whisperlight

rendition searches

                                    backward

            elemental focus

                                                daze of an hour’s interconnected circuits,

                                                                                    substantiated motive.   

 

 

 

Later the

 

revolving derelicts

vagabond as verb their

                                    shoeless invention callus conceptual evasion,

                                                                        disperses.  Untitled plane of jazz

            orbits thus articulates

reestablishing found objective opening of ingurgitating pledges

                        promise’s wilt

dangling unscent         leaving             watchers’ bare reimbursement

long into a night of deliberate bulwarkless hiding. 

 

 

 

Found the

 

swell of perfumed halos

            hanging precipitous

realization transgressional pardon

heard by passersby’s uncalculated

                                    veracity:

 

speculative.  

 

 

 

Reciprocation

 

Natal width curtain withdrawn

            age-now young exhalation, plural.  Your

                        maternal angle

angel (cliché bridge crossing acclimated guardian) guardian

                        into your

flexing cry, abridged (mother-perspective)

                                                youth

gradating into elder, assimilated

leisure. 

 

 

 

Traditions

 

arranged, annual

retrieved corporeal memory,

dialogical foundation, of

self into self of the then version,

awakening

 

 

 

                                                following afterward similes

                                    conjunction

                                                            realization

                                                            emotional constructs

                        identifying relevant gradual essential moments, altered only

                                                                        through desolate times with

an alone-rendition, hackneyed

 

 

 

Symphony Extracted

 

Myriad ancestor vocal miracles

            warn and swarm various rooms

                        of the mind’s

delineated reposing.  Of

hoping luxation

                                    rounded

                                                            into level  asymmetry

cornering musical exactness’

instauration of comparable                  concordance. 

 

 

 

Approbations 660

—after Aaron Parks’ Travelers

 

 Wander                        sans Cyclops variant

                        logic-wave       away salutation

                                                            field of

 

sunflower bridges

            carrying winged species

into syllabus of studious cultivation

 

                                                                        awaiting

lens of capturing tool to

bend and divide sacred intuition

                                                with

moment of passive guidance

guiding hands into watching flame erupt

                                                                                                from

palm of noon’s warmest tribute.

 

 

 

Approbations 661

—after Horace Silver’s Song For My Father

 

 Hitherto

                        still

                                    unmatched

                        baronial

knowledge

                        manifest

sociological

                                    composite generational implantation.

 

Father

not

            yet my etched subsequent to surname proc-

lamtion

                        thus continue

my observational                     inherited trait

            bequeathed

version of sedentary italics

                                                                        holding mind-malleable

purpose to delve and believe in familial

vastitude.

 

 

 

Approbations 662

—after Chris Potter’s Time Zone

 

 Stochastic variable

travel havoc replica

damaged mood portion

fractioned further

birth statistical depression.

Move, then move, then

depend circular arrival

then sear self young

architectural silken moments

wove-hand self serial

1st annual calligraphic

becoming vagabond of

visual modality. 

 

 

 

Approbations 663

—after David S. Ware’s Rapturelodic

 

 Made fallacious commentary

                        questioning

hand-magic disappearance                   (subjective pupil trickery)

 

            elation

method

            bond unbroken

undulating        sequence          serial                etc.

pardoned

 

                                    prodded

purposeful in delaying logical calendar of                   sedentary

hour

            lost to dusk wearing night’s ventriloquy of

slanged.

 

 

 

Approbations 664

—after Evan Parker’s Furrow 1

 

 Chamfer

                        marriage sorted predetermined.

Avenue

                        multiple lead

                        heads roam

            imaginational

            miracles of wondered

            ponder.  Surface

                                                neath symbol alive

though hidden

recomposes exhale desolate garbed                 away

portion uplifted by root, by all. 

 

 

 

Approbations 665

—after Albert Ayler’s Spiritual Rebirth

 

 Designated angle for belief. Reach

hand

            reach

eye

                                    demand script

                                                initiate

visual need to compose anemic response as last of this variation

                                                                        to

                        collecting

faith’s

rebuttal to logic’s hold on reason’s fantastical

 

                                                                                                conversion.

 
 
 

Approbations 25

—after Jacky Terrasson’s Autumn Leaves

 

 

 

Correlations

all of the known unknown annual orange visitation.  Branch, bounce, wind

copacetic

deity dancing prior to the coldest breath of earth’s unearthing spinning distance.

Wandering

among into cultural equations, balancing on equator’s highlighted rope of tightened vision. Leaves

                        why we wonder about crust

formulation infection tearing against outer membrane

your skeletal exterior.  Not long ago, your birth was chlorophyll filled

laughing; now, you’ve aged, antiquated brittle

cannot engage much with levitating movement

thus

your falling is affirmation of aerial demise, demanding focus

sustain into night’s usual ambiguity according to day’s

lighting and various displays. 

 

 

 

 

Approbations 26

—after Gonzalo Rubalcaba’s Here’s That Rainy Day

 

 

 

Gray, gorgeous.  Saddened

by the usual lean of dispositional leverage.  Flames

seem far away, afraid

their yellow marker underlining facet

may involve scarcity of mans’ quotidian

brevity.  Wetness, whispers.  Drizzle’s

cotton sheet wraps us, womb

of causal memory of absolute burgeon.

It is here:

                        enjoy, renege against the hate

of thirst, finalize the fortunate recovery

grass blades remind us: renewed temporal

allegorical elation. 

 

 

 

 

Approbations 27

—after David Braid’s The Music Room

 

 

 

Annual.

 

Return.

           

           

                                                Fathom.

 

                                                Melodies.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Light

                                                                                    lifts

                                                dust-shaped

                        rhythms

off

            ground’s vocal stillness

                                    poetry of research finds

adjectives surround every vital existence, not and fully ignored.

 

Room of expansion, mind collates each structured

delineation

                        once

                                                dream-shaped

                                                                                    prelude

                                                                                                            maturation

infinite.

 

 

 

 

 

Approbations 28

—after Sun Ra’s Heliocentric

 

 

 

Mountain, sawdust future, dissipating language

tongue-dead anchor

bridging body’s rounded bringing

absence.          Re

v

            o

                        lu

tion

                                    science seared reality

understanding fiction’s frigid distance. Man

maintains eyes of the living legend,

dictates founded focus

            tales of the prophetic injuries, links

laughter, omnipresence happenstance

continuous epoch, eerily aware.

 

 

 

 

Approbations 29

—after Albert Ayler’s Spirits

 

 

 

Crows hammer black, iron head form

arrow sultry, serenading gray.  Body

unravels, sheet-sound

whisper-wrinkles

 

formulation concept, ascertaining, gone.  : Are

the dying beneficial     ?

 

cultivating     ?

                                   

                                                            or

becoming aware

theory of attire

manifest

                        delusion awakening

clap of thunder’s

                                    forceful

declaration?

 

 

 

 

Approbations 30

—after Albert Ayler’s Ghosts: First Variation

 

 

 

Walking, fallen tree

footsteps on kited meander

fish above watering’s

evaporating address.  Said

face of stone, skipped

into now’s pathway of various X

meets with face of death’s family:

akin to the living spiritual hymn

erased from memory’s tributary

echo.  Visitors of night, owls’

complimentary companion

howl moon-call bluing burgeon

child, you will never acquire

fulltime acceptance.

 

 

 

 

Painters’ Exhalations 151

—after Liu Jian’s Untitled ( lg Pale Grey

 

The young girl

found a self

on the petite lines

of a petal’s discarded

wrist

 

       where enough of its

       innate, pastel scent

       awaits her innocent arrival

atop a ground whose spine

of disrepair

 

within a constant pressure

to perform concrete

strength feats of

immeasurable renewal.

 

       She born into a background

       monotone safety of a parent’s

       watching, handholding stare,

 

she, unaware of a flower’s dual

identity, of the unobvious

authored companionship texture

now sleeping in content

of her fingers’ massaging

walk.

 

 

Painters’ Exhalations 152

—after Kee Tae Kim’s February 2nd

 

Soon, warmth,

the accolade facilitator

of flourish, primary color.

 

Now, a chilled room of

everydayness, ice’s hand

shows stencil skill

atop green paper of a

withered yard’s chapped incline.

 

Light, though,

amid the cool whisper of coming

dawn, the wrapping conversation

requiring wool atop skin to comprehend

its overwhelming meaning,

or paralleling angles of a warming

entrance, the entrance of kind mothers

attempting hug of their child’s joy.

 

The constant thumbprint of sun’s

strongest hand, released only by the

moon’s shift change policy as gray

undresses into naked shape, 26

more attempts will mirror this

2nd day, and boomerang will revive

its appearance after the earth

completes its routine revolution

on the forgotten, upward

avenue.

 

 

Painters’ Exhalations 153

—after Tapp Francke’s What I haven’t told you

 

: the writing amid walls

of your capacious mind,

mirroring graffiti lesson horror

where pristine became decapitated

quick with slicing knives of breathing paint

 

: minds with isolated populations,

the frightened figures standing on corners

ascertaining begging will compel only echoes

of the asking voice

 

: when alone, sprawled across the specific

math of lying between air’s decompressing

barriers, listen to the prose your mind

pays the ears to acclimate to; within the

prosodic sequence appears stairs

travelling you from the danger caused of

harmful interpretations of imagination’s many—

choking self into a tightened transfer

of reliance on illusion-voices

scratching the back of your

unknowing throat.

 

 

Painters’ Exhalations 155

—after Chester Arnold’s Tailings

 

Leaving home

never fully leaves the body’s

abscond alone.

 

Reaching, the mind reaching, the mind

away from walls decorated with hands

leveling a life evenly

                               where

catastrophe and peace

resemble a likeness of stepsiblings’

orchestrated distance.

               Where

the body leads its function to boomerang

self into humdrum back again

                                              traveling

steps from room to room

and eyes can lead without the knowledge

of visual detection.

 

As if a tail we’ve tucked deep into the thread of our moving forward,

we return to the breathing space of a comfortable

understanding, leaving what’s possible

to ascertain our absence as an abstract

rendition of our isolated

reflection.

 

 

Painters’ Exhalations 159

—after Benjamin Butler’s Leafless Trees

 

Branches like knives

sliced their wind-tossed,

threadbare clothing into invisible

attire, leaving semblance of leaves

dangling-edged on metaphoric branches

in the memory of autumn’s

colorful motifs.  The branches

a quivering display, displaying unwanted

dance where musical sirens of bird squawks

adhere to the body’s dismembered

quality.  Look, look into the defiant bodies.

The bodies naked on the ending solstice,

reacquainting self with a hankering of

Spring’s seamstress,

sitting among every trunk’s pant leg

with redesigned designs

awaiting to reclothe,

assimilate ironic

forthcoming

warming weather.

 

 

Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974, California), is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults.  He has authored 20 collections of poetry, including “Altered Aesthetics” (ungovernable press, 2009), and “Construed Implications” (erbacce-press, 2009). His poems have appeared at Calliope Nerve, Full of Crow, BlazeVOX, Metazen, Heavy Bear, and elsewhere.  He edits & publishes Counterexample Poetics, www.counterexamplepoetics.com, an online journal of experimental artistry, and Differentia Press, www.differentiapress.com, dedicated to publishing e-chapbooks of experimental poetry.  He is also a contributing editor for Sugar Mule, www.sugarmule.com, and consulting editor for Post: A Journal of Thought and Feeling, www.postjournalofthoughtandfeeling.com. Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences.  His website explains further: www.felinoasoriano.info/

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