Poetry Drawer: 100 Titles From Tom Beckett/56/Translate Objects: Nothing to merit treatment: TyouBE by Mark Young/Image by Thomas Fink

100 Titles From Tom Beckett56: Translate ObjectsWe started by creating a scene.Then came the arguments. The first argument set whatimport format to expect, set the attributes. The second argu-ment set the format to output. A translated object doesn’tchange — it just goes some-where else. At least that’s thetranslation of Euclid’s defin-ition of translate. That if everypoint of a shape or figure ismoved by the same distancein a predetermined direction,even though it may end upin another place, it’s still the                                        same object. Animists believe that all objectsshare the breath of life. Trans-lated, that means everything’sgot a soul. Or a brand new bag. Hi. I just found a way to moveobjects around. Was wonderingif this is the best way … Continue reading

Poetry Drawer: The early: flirty singles, power players, & celebrities: adagio by Mark Young

The early sonnets of Michelangelo,those composed whilston a limited folic acidintake, are so twistedin upon themselvesthey have becomeboth water-resistant& washable. Even so,that insane artistry,the multiple narrativeperspectives, the forward-thinking use of glass—all still tempt like freshraspberries at the local store. flirty … Continue reading

Poetry Drawer: From the Pound Cantos: CENTO XXIV: A line from Margaret Atwood: geographies: Chorley: Cursive script by Mark Young

From the Pound Cantos: CENTO XXIV This is Mitteleuropa. Guns are amerchandise. Have special privi-lege. No retail tax or any of theother taxes, no broken contracts.Everything in its place, & nothingleft over. Let things remain as theyare. A perennial extension … Continue reading

Poetry Drawer: From the Pound Cantos: CENTO XXX: Letter to a young poet: alongside an episode: I / tried to / reel her back by Mark Young

From the Pound Cantos: CENTO XXX I cannot make it cohere abovethe cigar butts, against thisblackness. Here error is allin the not done, what followswithin & persistently, funda-mentals in critical moments.These stones we built on toput land back under tillage, … Continue reading

Poetry Drawer: Eventually: The Councilman, in his tutu: The King James Version: Alpenstock by Mark Young

Eventually Acrobats abound on the benchesof the transit lounge. Everyoneelse is staying clear, washing theirhands in rosewater or anointingtheir brows with the blood ofpygmy possums. Curtains aredrawn across the picture wind-ows, dampening down the noise of luggage trolleys, keeping outthe … Continue reading