¿Por qué, Teresa, y para qué nacimos?
¿Por qué y para que fuimos dos?
¿Por qué y para qué es todo nada?
¿Por qué nos hizo Dios?
Miguel de Unamuno
Why, Teresa, and what we were born?
The wind makes this question to the poet on his grave.
Teresa responds with rain and cold breath
She planted a kiss on the skin and in verse of the worm.
I, the poet from south who will read us
(Unamuno may think as his final verse)
My reading will be a red carnation brought from afar.
Like a reading poem in other tongue after 1936
Blood and death that was we were.
Unamuno wrote What we were born?
I don’t know.
Your question is an old nest in rare book
Like a soul flying through time & space.
2015 I am reading … lirios que los hielos matan?
And you died in 1936. (en el nacimiento de la Guerra Civil de España).
Your question resurrected in my lips
As a saliva del gozo
joy saliva, saliva kiss liking my dream
cutting these lilies kill the ice.
That and we were both?
I do not know.
maybe we were a tree planted in the soul of the world.
We went on a cloud driven by a blind sky.
maybe we were a small Huidobro thinking ourselves God love with a star.
We went yesterday (peace war wound)
we went back years (onion in the hands of the prison nursing creature)
we went two (self, other Unamuno)
and your blood Teresa (Love in the Mist)
we were eternal in the unanswered questions.
only death rests on nothing.
The two were nothing in the verses
death, forgetfulness and love that made question.
For that and that is everything and nothing?
Violins embrace the lament of the melody.
bleeds rhythm in verse all
verse nothing is a line
My reading is all nothing.
violin regret leaving the soul
crying rivers in strings that are caught in the war.
rivers sailing at nothing earth as a seed fruitless.
one violin ask? On / off
A guitar singing without question?
I am life in your hands and I am nothing in your dream.
I am made of love and I’m all into nothingness.
Teresa because you were all to be dust nothing.
Why did God make us?
God replies that dead do not charge me
who killed Miguel de Unamuno?
Teresa or lilies
God answers: love and I have witnesses
& its spirit of poet
since the father was out partying.
Why did God make us?
God responds angrily means:
I did not do anyone
each is one older enough
to know who their parents.
I know poet fall in love and they believe as a small gods
another dog with that bone.
Excuse me, I am God not a poet
- FREE: 20 Poets anthology
- 93: PEACHSUBMIT to L Van, G Mouratidis, L Toong 92: NO THEME VIIICOMING SOON with C Gaskin 91: MONSTERwith N Curnow 90: AFRO AUSTRALIANwith S Umar 89: DOMESTICwith N Harkin 88: TRANSQUEERwith S Barnes and Q Eades 87: DIFFICULTwith O Schwartz & H Isemonger 86: NO THEME VIIwith L Gorton 85: PHILIPPINESwith Mookie L and S Lua 84: SUBURBIAwith L Brown and N O'Reilly 83: MATHEMATICSwith F Hile 82: LANDwith J Stuart and J Gibian 81: NEW CARIBBEANwith V Lucien 80: NO THEME VIwith J Beveridge 57.1: EKPHRASTICwith C Atherton and P Hetherington 57: CONFESSIONwith K Glastonbury 56: EXPLODE with D Disney 55.1: DALIT / INDIGENOUSwith M Chakraborty and K MacCarter 55: FUTURE MACHINES with Bella Li 54: NO THEME V with F Wright and O Sakr 53.0: THE END with P Brown 52.0: TOIL with C Jenkins 51.1: UMAMI with L Davies and Lifted Brow 51.0: TRANSTASMAN with B Cassidy 50.0: NO THEME IV with J Tranter 49.1: A BRITISH / IRISH with M Hall and S Seita 49.0: OBSOLETE with T Ryan 48.1: CANADA with K MacCarter and S Rhodes 48.0: CONSTRAINT with C Wakeling 47.0: COLLABORATION with L Armand and H Lambert 46.1: MELBOURNE with M Farrell 46.0: NO THEME III with F Plunkett 45.0: SILENCE with J Owen 44.0: GONDWANALAND with D Motion 43.1: PUMPKIN with K MacCarter 43.0: MASQUE with A Vickery 42.0: NO THEME II with G Ryan 41.1: RATBAGGERY with D Hose 41.0: TRANSPACIFIC with J Rowe and M Nardone 40.1: INDONESIA with K MacCarter 40.0: INTERLOCUTOR with L Hart 39.1: GIBBERBIRD with S Gory 39.0: JACKPOT! with S Wagan Watson 38.0: SYDNEY with A Lorange 37.1: NEBRASKA with S Whalen 37.0: NO THEME! with A Wearne 36.0: ELECTRONICA with J Jones
- Jennifer Mackenzie Reviews Elif Sezen’s A little book of unspoken history
- Introduction to Charmaine Papertalk Green’s Nganajungu Yagu
- Brigid Magner Reviews Michele Leggott’s Vanishing Points and Elizabeth Smither’s Night Horse
- Jack Kelly Reviews Liam Ferney’s Hot Take
- Submission to Cordite 93: PEACH
- Introduction to Cordite 91: MONSTER
- Poetry, Whatsoever: Blake, Blau DuPlessis, and an Expansive Definition of the Poem
- On Being Sanguine: Two Years of Panic and a Response to Terror in Christchurch
- A Deaf Rough Trade: Defending Poetry to ‘regular people’
- 12 Panels by Chris Gooch
- 5 Translated Yosuke Tanaka Poems
- A Buzz in the Retina: On Translating Luljeta Lleshanaku
- ‘That is some crafty bite’: Trisha Pender Interviews Melinda Bufton
- ‘You’re never disembodied from the action’: Dylan Frusher Interviews Judith Beveridge
- Excerpts from Neon Daze
- Chorography and Toute-eau in the Waters of Lower Murray Country
- 6 Poems from Robin M Eames
- Aussi / Or: Un Coup de dés and Mistranslation in the Antipodes
- Every other Friday
- I Still Love Without My Head
- Heath Ledger’s Joker
- Only fair
- small town lazarus
- from Red Black & Blues