I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems (New California Poetry)

Drawing on 4 a long time of labor and together with new poems released the following for the 1st time, this option of Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s poetry screens the intense luminosity attribute of her style—its gentle, meticulous statement, nice scenic mind's eye, and weird measure of convenience with states of indetermination, contingency, and flux.

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Her image, which has neither sound nor considered sound, is the note for the article which I inwardly converse by way of seeing it, yet can’t see it and can’t say it. Her costume glows like crystal. the sunshine wall lends her refinement and immateriality. however, her expressiveness continues via a spot that’s neither brilliant nor the harmony of a synthesis, like stains on patterned fabric round her. The selvedge is sprocketed, strip of movie, polka dots, her students, atmosphere standpoint. A size of material may localize in area components allotted throughout time. Love used to be no longer a sentiment, simply because in nature, this development had no position. In me, nothingness applied the development as a mnemonic reduction, yet a trend can switch. 7 The undergo bleeds at the white puppy. Its soul is the accumulated techniques and emotions of the spectators. “Auto”-sentimentality conveys this projection of her inner area into the sector. Separability of components applies to summary subject, no longer pleats of mass that encompass residing beings, yet veins like a witch within the soul. ninety six She pops out of a planet in a comic strip, relocating round earth, above my physique. Pleats carry her like an animal in the dead of night we pay attention rustle away with no calling it. It returns from a depressing eye, intuited like area at leisure, dissolved of each different of time, undesirable infinity, considered time. So undesirable used to be your good fortune, notwithstanding taking a look, you probably did now not see the girl got here as your daughter with certain ft. The witch, my regulate like medication, didn't finish as a story fold in topic, due to the fact this communique stretches indefinitely, absolute attaining power. whilst the spectacle reached its climax, a form glowed blue violet within the halo of the ionization. Fingernails lined with oil have been used for this prophecy. ninety seven Permanent domestic 1 I search an enduring domestic, yet this constitution has an visual appeal of detached compoundedness and isolation, heading towards hopelessness. The boy pulls an animal on a leash. the home with a pink roof rests among hills. i will be able to glance through its home windows to the ocean. His aggression opposes what in a household animal, chilly open area, big enough to paintings with isolation? home is the projection, house round it middleman, theater. You don’t need to eat the gap to exist, distance, point-to-point, within which a cherished smash is heart flooring, for instance. ninety eight 2 First condo and house negate each other. Then, they’re a chain. The boy watches a mouse run round the rim of a lampshade. He relates eager to trap a mouse with the room, flooring. short of a grasp snapshot obscures floor, like gadgets in area. condo and area are composite, like my dream, a bubble, lightning, start line and any moment position. three Rain pours out a gutter onto the bad horse. Horse runs below a tin roof supported through poles. Stockpiles of beams, salvaged wooden, brick soften into contextless waste. I comprehend the location through perceiving elements, one after one other, then reversing in a look that gets rid of time. So, i will be able to intuit contextless waste as floor. ninety nine 4 The water tank sits on a body of used wooden, like a packing crate.

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