Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

A Karstic

Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

A Karstic

Article excerpt

1.

Tell me your anodyne ways. My heart,

all day, gnawed on. Hobbes.

Find your mumble hinging

Less on plot.

Buff cretaceous

Karst.

Karst-land [see blind

Etched and eroded

Lost all semblance of normal

A chaos of pits, flutes, runnels In the past

too much emphasis on solution and on associated collapse

of passages. Upland of exposed carboniferous limestone

2.

while milkless and childless before you I stand.

Is ca bhfuil mo locht nach dtoghfai me roimpi?

3.

corruption of

boireann: barren, stony Rich with fertile

rock rainwater seeps & spills into grikes between clints

cavernous karst fenster cascades into sinkhole swallowed

by furlough deposited with white marl under dense sward

of a rare sky-violet, across the shallow silverweed;

at the marsh creeps mint, pond-weed, buttercups, knotgrass. Tumble

of rocks, black with bracken, where water-fleas and fairy-shrimp spawn.

Lacy fan-shaped leaflets on maidenhair spring on shady,

forms loose hummocks, deeply cut, dark, turns crimson near the roost

of horseshoe bats that emit echolocation calls;

yellow meadow ants suckle on honeydew from root aphids

4. …

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