By Yvonne Pearson, Kathleen Petelinsek
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Clack bill & hiss . . ) ❖ When he holds the front of confabulatory edge – what he sees reflected, twitches feint, approaches sidewards, sidescance, swinging. When therefore Carlyle unhitches invisible & whiryligigs, what he tricks is light: far peripheries, incendiary. ❖ Carlyle as Nimbus puffs columnar. For he is blue-black and clapped sound, burgeoning – For he contains shock-pulse – irregular; For at times like these he is hyperbolic, & garrulous. Then again, he slips sideways, against himself.
Then he turns slowly, gravityless in arc & wind – somersaults – above the couch, in the little room. this time, ❖ Carlyle as dragonfly, lights a little fuse, blue tipped: ( ) And then it’s the amazing concussive whoosh. Look – Carlyle says, jubilantly – watch my paper wings! ❖ What is this heap of ash? Shall I stir it with digit & poking find ember & bone? Shall I wet my thumb and taste of it? ❖ & then he hears it – knell in a tin bowl: reverberation without end ❖ & then he puts his smirk on There!
What Carlyle finds – just outside is a guest never invited. How to entertain? Cards? – he asks, slipping trumps up his sleeve. He keeps a straight face. Sit. Please. ❖ This time – when Carlyle opens the door of his little room, what he finds, full-length, is a mirror at cant – he can see all of himself, allatonce – There. See. Now What Have You Done? – The ghoul would say, from behind it . . if it had speech. ❖ When Carlyle opens the door – what he finds this time is the book. He can’t imagine what force, or oversight, what could have left it there outside (on purpose).
Concrete Poems by Yvonne Pearson, Kathleen Petelinsek