De Gedwongen Ledigheid Van Mars / The Enforced Idleness Of Mars by Dutch Artist David Rijckaert III. by Vincent Zepp

DE GEDWONGEN LEDIGHEID VAN MARS / THE ENFORCED IDLENESS OF MARS BY DUTCH ARTIST DAVID RIJCKAERT III

september
of the twelve
september is the judas

with the kiss
of betrayal
the ear unsevered
the recant of silver
and the hanging
the iscariotization is complete

its october
with its tutoyer of yellow
and climacteric orange

driving the leaves
to defenestration
and its ataraxia 

along with the woolen cap
until the end of april

and 

the woman with a
head of roses
near 

the church of
auver sur oise

during
marcia funebre
of november

harvesting the coruscations
and giving thanks

no crickets singing
issa
on their stridulators

they say naked
hens predict snow

and

doughnuts don’t
wear no
alligator shoes

reminiscent of tomas transtroemer

keening
decembers anosognosia 

it might be fun
to come back

as fog

Vincent Zepp about Vincent Zepp. Arriving at the time in history (including literary history) when I did. I was blessed to have such a rich tradition of poetry, art, music, and culture to available to me. This continues to allow my poetry to flourish in a rich loam of influences. The work I believe is representative of the best thoughts and intuitions of my generation of writers whose challenge is to move forward with the gifts given to us from previous generation of artists. From Ferlinghetti who opened my eyes to Pound and Eliot through the various significant literary and art movements of the 20th century. Then there was the haiku master Basho who showed us frogs leaping into the pond of our mind. John Berryman said our poetry should be something no one else could do. I’ve tried to focus on that idea.

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