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the poetry that matters

Glenn R. Frantz

Glenn R. Frantz is from southeastern Pennsylvania.  His poems have appeared in publications such as Blue & Yellow Dog, Great Works, Shadowtrain, 3by3by3, and Blackbox Manifold.  His e-chapbook "We Are You" is available from BeardOfBees.com.

Pretend Adventure


Wore when gap a the ear the coast in.
Lifted when favor a the cocoanut the public in.

from kelp melting,
from roadsides fringing,

sea exactly lost the roads where of,
bedspreads merely last the slant where of,

bend when bait a the clouds the brain in.
bent when belt a the braid the stubble in.

From have loftiest baggage we our undergone,
From have borrowed flower we our blundered,

the beads up springing in,
from froth becoming,

Sea lies lost the landless where of,
Stand cut side the ivy where of,

to baths stopped the Sabbath.
to catapult prefer the well.

the compass up climbing in,
the digging up filling in,

to cockatoo propose the form.
to periwinkle drain the share.





Icicle / Medicine


a drip trap the watercolor icicle which,
a told plucks the bone needle which,
the went we icicles crowning little and bribing into our of a.
the went we mortar humble little and rival into our of a.
that blended each very chime the icicles transparent in,
that insufficient each very buds the icicle glad in,
earthly enable opening the and of mouth.
waiting feeling shoulder the and of suspension.
neck in buttoned up wet its,
teeth in picking up brittle its,
for for a pencil bite.
for for a substitute icicle.
for for a icicle supper.
that peculiar each very twig the icicle tiny in,
that tingling each very icicle the tea dusky in,
icicle lets an an spring bought icicle of a out.
icicle who'd a a nuisance drink icicle of a out.
approaching doubtless cause the and of knowledge.
analogies injure works the and of appearance.

a drip trap the watercolor medicine which,
a told plucks the bone needle which,
the went we medicines crowning little and bribing into our of a.
the went we mortar humble little and rival into our of a.
that blended each very chime the medicines transparent in,
that insufficient each very buds the medicine glad in,
earthly enable opening the and of mouth.
waiting feeling shoulder the and of suspension.
neck in buttoned up wet its,
teeth in picking up brittle its,
for for a pencil bite.
for for a substitute medicine.
for for a medicine supper.
that peculiar each very twig the medicine tiny in,
that tingling each very medicine the tea dusky in,
medicine lets a a spring bought medicine of a out.
medicine who'd a a nuisance drink medicine of a out.
approaching doubtless cause the and of knowledge.
analogies injure works the and of appearance.





Marginalia


What are certain examples of sense?  When a state, a temporary physique, also a pleasant deficiency, a distinction, is stored like hay to the little horse.  Any desire to be conscience or instruction, sideways or hopeful, bedraggled or trembling, is thoroughly scientific.  Yet, while mishandling days in science,      speaking incidentally to himself of accidents      one must give some conscious attention to choose a very satirical plant to water.  From these figures it follows and it is no wonder, that you are tormented by architecture, and that you are not sick, boorish, slowly and dreamlessly.

Fact, fiction, all must steal to slumber.  Sitting on a Bel-Air hillock reading Hilaire Belloc,      I do not read      Rainbow Man recombined to lighten his task by balancing his burden.  His labor would be colorless.      no rest for the restless      His purpose is ignored.  It is like molten glass cooled but not so deep in flower.  Posthumous glory counts for something in his life.      since you have a legacy      I keep the use of it      Because I place it before?  These are indispensable incentives.      in absence of applause      Never second those who pay for a wish.  The sense of armies or social discord is made in this perilous machinery, not in any real or imaginary conflict between capital and amativeness.      I could not help laughing      They have passed into the channel of earnest good wishes or friendly thoughts and hopes centered during life to counterbalance the changes perpetually being introduced in a veritable flood.      per aspera ad nauseam

If the old saying is that there is a long time to tell that alone which has to be telling, when there is that telling waiting, then the whole necessity is the same when the proposition is explaining, and the flowers are shown by a blaze of ditch.      he says that enough      The bursts of the cold or the feathers of sunshine; this is the sense of the open fluid.      barefooted manners      The celestial willows, whose gods must be set with beautiful tin nuggets.      the polar depths of cetology      The highest summits of the moon      the usual mountains      have believed themselves produced by extinguished craters.  If the little one were the one that crashed, and it is, then the moon's spot would be exciting, which it was not.

It's as obvious as the difference between "snugly" and "snuggly."      philosopher's language?      It begins with observation.      poised delicately on a plank supported on two chairs      For example, dairy cows and laying hens, and her voice answered from the sides of a screen, the child of the echo burning the desperate surface.      a view of black      Even though the London fog had been properly carried out, with a sagging roof, with thick walls, so that each strand bears only one fourth of a will outside of and control traffic over a wooden table.  The body should be filled under proper precautions and the fog; that is why surgeons are so heavy that they are not suggestible.  A lens made of iron is withdrawn from our bodies, and the ridges and peaks become even greater than before.  In the blacksmith's shop, the ornamentals are visible but not altogether pleasant.      he is the jocular kind of blacksmith      We are rare in person.      I never wear off

Forks, except those that wait for a dessert,      pudding bark, sung melted      are deceived by the juice exerted from the mixture below.      our fictitious appetites      They faked the dead.      our average ancestors

The outside is called an edge, and is able to be a universal theme.  Yet it is still only a hole for a brief verbal basket.  Stung by an omnibus argument, a gigantic pretext would envelop all.      uninhibitable      There was a barren doctrine indeed!  It runs like a watch in Dickens: wisely, but not too well.      neutral pavements are hypnotized      the sea of magnets





Quiz


1. True or False:
    All dichotylous fruit deternals are either attractrine or luminarial.

2. True or False:
    An open-ended carpentation today is an understanding boxbroom tomorrow.

3. The paint-splinter of introducination is:
    A. Contraducination.
    B. A disappointing appointment.
    C. An indispositive proposition.
    D. A semidimensitous requiverency.

4. What is the clearest estate of incompetence?
    A. Seawater-watchers in everywhereafter.
    B. The silvery reel of apparattitude.
    C. A three-quarter threatless flatterfume.
    D. Perfect temper.

5. Essay:
    Discuss the theme "Depresenting the Irrepresence,"
    with particular emphasis on the impossibilitics of accompliciation.


[Answers:  1: False.  2: True.  3: C.  4: D.  5: Trick question!]

 

                                                                                                                                         April 30, 2011 

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