Thursday, September 08, 2005

"Y Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet?"

¿¿*?? (for Y)



Abruptly
boorishly cancelled,
declined, exed for

giving
head in
just (knowing loveless)

memory.
Now, on
pouring questions reacting

swelling,
trusting (usually)
venetian windows, x-laced

yesterdays,
zyphyrs aging
brillliantly coveting dawn,

elegant
fliers gracefully
hovering (I just

know —
loving) miles
nearly over places

(quests,
rivers, sunsets)
traversed, utopias ventured,

wanly
X. Y?
Zeal above boredom.

Courage.
Determination. Effortless
folly, glee, heartfelt

intuition
(just know).
Love. Making no

opening,
power quakingly
reversed, shadowy. Take

up
vision, windowless
x-leaning. Y? Zeal.

Arbitration.
Both choosing
day, emerging far-reaching

galaxies
hissing inside
juvenescent kaleidoscopes — living

miracles,
numbered, oriented
(perforated), questioned. Returned

simply
tired, unfolded,
visionless: waiting X.

Y?




~ Lorna Dee Cervantes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Abecedarian Hay(na)ku Experiment:
  • "Towards A: New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "B Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "C-ing Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet to D"

  • "Towards E's New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards An Effin' New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards, G, A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards H's New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards the Alpha bet's New Beginning of I"

  • "Towards J's New Beginning of the Alpha bet Towards D"

  • "O', 'K Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards L: A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards M's Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "N' Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "O, Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards P, A New, Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "The Q — Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "R U Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet?"

  • "S According To A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet To A T"

  • "Towards U, A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "V! Towards A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards W — A New Beginning of the Alpha bet"

  • "Towards X Beginning, Anew, the Alpha bet"

  • * It's one-a-day, folks!
    more hay(na)ku at Eileen Tabio's, inventor of hay(na)ku form (1/2/3 word tercets) & at Didi Menéndez' group blog, Café Café. Go there to read my comments to Pris regarding this suite.

    3 Comments:

    Blogger Scott Glassman said...

    wow, Lorna, you've really taken the abecedarian aspect of it and run far! kudos . . . these are beautiful. it's quite freeing, though i've been gravitating away from hay(na)ku lately. "interruption" is interesting me more and the aesthetic it creates when segments of thought, image, phrasing are run up against one another, either discordantly or harmoniously, or in alternation. dislocation is fascinating, cut-ups, what's missing, what's shown, a deep resevoir of tension. on a different note, i'd love to see you work with a deep image/idea through your abecedarian hay(na)ku. as I find myself cascading downward, I am craving for a connected phonemic music or idea or image from the earlier parts (if that makes any sense), as though I wish the return of a series of beats beyond the repeating first letter. that the "b" or "c" or "x" doesn't mind retreating to the same word or sound. just a thought, i hope you don't mind.

    9/9/05 13:40  
    Blogger ~^^~Elsie~^^~ said...

    Hi Lorna: First time I visit your blog - will read more later. I truly love this poem as well as the series that are all linked to it. I feel a great deal of emotions from reading it. And, so many images like Scott said. I will read more.

    9/9/05 23:02  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You do have a wonderful blog. Like what you have done with the Abecedarian, the subgenre of the Acrotic form.

    http://www.poetrynest.blogspot.com

    24/9/07 08:40  

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