Academic journal article Chicago Review

Two Mantras

Academic journal article Chicago Review

Two Mantras

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I-varnish globes

produce depth-structure


rooms our-eagles-answer

O an-echo.

something sandy and mighty

for tunnel-life

ope-up work-shafts-'n-tourist-shafts-'n-to-home-shafts

azo ground-level just-a-guide

our bony average

the thing that is

The lord-of-life

iz-mounded, humped

by-her in-bed

when she iz-arranging him

painting job with-the fair-ground-people.

All th' ev'ry-day daubing-on

fresh tinkle art

yellow ground 'n red-teddy


all-year paint-maintain and i-move.

A good-van

'n all th'lettring you-can-eat.

I would she-sez

if they were-not-all

so man-an'-man,

but The-lord-of-life

keeps bedward

keeps-close keeps-dumb

`not travel.'

Static feet shuffle-switch,

Prod-at sheets.

`Have home.'


admixture demi-urge

sky-line opaline.

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