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the poetry that matters

Anton Frost

Anton Frost is a poet living in Grand Haven, Michigan. 

a dictionary floats by as we all drown in unmapped rapids on our first family camping and canoe trip

purl: [eddy, swirl]
1. of deep sound (esp. water)
2. to make a soft [mur mur] sound
3. the deadening song of sleep with:
4. drowning as it occurs.

innocence:
1. a purity of nature and intent
2. an original laughter
3. a state of unrealization (as in):
"while we all drown,
the infant sits on the overturned
canoe
and smiles,
flinging
pasta at sap-
wet tongues."

macaroni:
1. essential shapely wheat
2. a whistling tubular wetness
3. of edible shape;
4. a quick meal at camp:

useless as innocence
as it floats by
in the purl.

 
 

 
the stained

the stained womb
of light

is dream.
in the largest circle

is a labyrinth
of oblivion and S((tone))S
tangled in collision:

S o uAn d,

N Or I S E;

MUSI(et)C

that coils
and (re)winds
like the scent
of dyed smoke
until

standing ashore
between
a limb
for each element
and season

i dissolve gnar(led) song
into silence

speaking the ultimate metaphor
to the (h)EartH:
"i am like you."

 

 

here i am

every-
thing
and i

here
i

      once

am only
this
cease-
less
start

in
tang-
led
b-
right
boughs
of ever

past
s-
tone
lips
kis-
sing

o-
ver
she-
er
whyte
cliffs

con-
verged

and
al-
so
en-
tire-
less
day

beg-
in-
s
a-
gain

of
y-
our
e-
yes.

                                                                                                                                             Feb 26, 2011 Bookmark and Share