Academic journal article Field

Rome

Academic journal article Field

Rome

Article excerpt

I

Rising way up the

rubble the swarms

of pigeons the dog

old her teats hanging down

the rutting

twitch of tongue the smell

still there

sharp between the stones.

II

The shadow

suddenly on the emptied

square. The ash

under the rust the

dried up drops

memory of

heavenly love a whir

now nearer now distant. The wheel

turning in the rain.

III. Thermal Baths of Car acalla

The dust the

wind the

whirlpool in the portal of

the huge red

wall

and within the basins

dried up laughter

loud cheers lost in the vaults

the shit

of the birds and the embrace

later

belated in the car.

IV

And a thought

long

aloft and

not dispensed a shadow

undecided off in

that direction over the garden the roofs

seesawing and then the

gusts the abrupt

resolution of rain.

V

The stormy wind from the Palatine

coming on and then

the rain you don't need to buy

any more cake at Giolitti's just simply

jump down from the roof and

over the gusts quietly

and softly go forth

over the domes softly

and quietly forth

over the squares and when

the motorcycles down by

the Maddalena blow their

horns so loudly and when

that voice down by

the Pantheon keeps

shrieking so shrilly

o rapture

happiness of entrancement. …

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