Daniel John Pilkington

Daniel John Pilkington is a poet from Melbourne. He is currently studying an MFA in poetry at the University of Massachusetts. He also holds degrees in philosophy and architecture from the University of Melbourne.

from sonnet(s)

desire rose by memory contracted with a sweet thou the content in this grave called so those poor pictures flow our bones desperate with charms and past death rich thriving and a heaven told some take birth accordingly and mirth …

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When we remember being born death is a star or a synapse fearful. When we read minds faces disappear or we as jellyfish dream a quaquaversal conversation. When we touch histories skin tunnels into choice as all the senses of …

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Wholly? Holey? Holy

sea? See there they’re their world: whirled weal … We’ll wheel weather, whether awe or ore (pattern paten). . Know no praise preys (prays I ). Eye, for four fore- ways, weighs … . Know no rays raze. Raise rays. …

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Alphabet Suit

Ardently bear censure donning extravagant frippery, giant hats, imposingly joyous kaftans— little miffs, needling officious people, queue ridicule. Suits tie, uniforms verify we’re xeroxed: yawning zealots.

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