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the poetry that matters

Aditya Bahl

Aditya Bahl was born and brought up in the mountain state of Himachal Pradesh (India). Bits and pieces of his work have appeared or are forthcoming in places as diverse as Acorn, Bones, Bottle Rockets, Counterexample Poetics, Modern Haiku, Lilliput Review, Otoliths, The Boston Literary Review and the others.

 

on WCW’s armature & beyond

 

vital
   circumstance:
                        what is:  its mental
                                               living
                                                  mints
                         meaning
                                             ONLY me
        me me like                                         meRE
                                                                           lEASEd

so like
(descripxn:                                                semen
                     secret                                      in pauses
                     lament))

                                                                mere
                                                                                           aim


                                                                                                            amen
           

II
(beyond)   amen: un
besought glimpses
                                                  of green
                                           in the word rose

 

erasure: Charles Olson, The House

erasure: Charles Olson, Law

 

for T

candid
       frenzy bong-eyed life
                   pout
                        & sirs the ingress
               of measure
                                        measures the lack
     of nerves w back to paradise
                               instead of surprise
                    aware in high
                           pitch amid big hips
                                    stamina

 

 

Note: In India, "Bong" is a slang term for "Bengali", i.e. a person who has heritage from the Indian state of West Bengal or pre-1947 Bangladeshi ancestry.

 

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                                                                                                       April 6, 2013