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At the Lecture


For the landscape Light and the Viciousness It Absorbs, certain constellation values: Castor (Surge), Pollux (Mandate), Gemini (Wreathes of Manila Flowers). The speaker has curled into a ball, shielding himself from malignant vibrations in the light. It is a work polished with olive oil. Like a fountain, it uses stone (striation) to cut the value of horizon (soul) in half. It places its caches at successively abridged distances. The sun, wet—weatherless in midday—above locust trees.The billboards, a repetition of the sun’s blistering. Once the work has turned against itself, it exhibits newly formed desires. Beneath an armature of stars, it seeks out deltas, anti-luminosities, rings.

from We Are PharaohFind more by Robert Fernandez at the library

Copyright © 2011 Robert Fernandez
Used with the permission of Canarium Books.

Published in Poems Robert Fernandez

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