the poetry that matters

Vernon Frazer

Vernon Frazer’s most recent books of poetry include T(exto)-V(isual) Poetry and Unsettled Music. Enigmatic Ink has published Frazer’s new novel, Field Reporting. Frazer’s web site is http://vernonfrazer.com./net. Bellicose Warbling, the blog that updates his web page, can be read at http://bellicosewarbling.blogspot.com//. His work may also be viewed art Scribd.com.

In addition to writing poetry and fiction, Frazer also performs his poetry, incorporating text and recitation with animation and musical accompaniment on YouTube.


Breathing Rated


craven menses

a textured innuendo polish


philatelic removal garners

acronym engravers named

forging the fastest lettering


better served as brushfire onslaught


a bell view

chiming montage to delay



a tense bel canto revelation


the play renewed

on a braver stroke

senses a slow turn


to tell

the brazen rapture

its last gasp


measures its pleasured respiration




Fun and Prophet


The linear

met retrospective entities

previously hidden


where the chiseled glyph curves



her message a twisting



meaning shifts its moment


a vacuum away

from tiding the breath events

cresting over


the wrath of uncomprehending seas





Building On


a legend of sepulchral finesse

fought standards bearded and borne

to ease their plated utterance


long before

cultural replication frontons failed


the bestial pillar pressed granite

baring thoughtful passage caring

where finite stress filters berated


pelota bagels

missing grated forfeit declarations


under grounded noumena where

beverage filter reduction templates

bartered sun-drenched categories


the best agenda follows least




Spice Jarred


vindaloo memoir compendium




a resurgent tamarind splendor

plasters enamor throttles past

an impaneled lectern samosa


dotted remarks. . .implicit in the move

channeled past the tensing presence


its own tautology

a tamarind grammar sentenced

to slow diffusion




interred demotion platters infuse

locomotion pillars turning untracked

its manner closing a skinned motif




willing the channeled present to dissent




a alowly-flavored vice frigate

commanded ancient spice runs

garam masala tandoori aboard


long breaths leading to stolen shores

on southern guard against crest breaks


its memory facets a vinegar spice

delay revealed




a somnolent vision prevails





Pyrrhic Victory Celebration


the gestural charisma

of a vested intonation seeker


events past choosing

dilemma-measured template data

replacement winners


complexion warriors hang

a color-wheeling effigy montage

to mirror its best acclamation


what festering continued

while battle surgeons failed to heal


a sneaking invitation divested


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                                                                                                          September 20, 2012