graVity bringing all down to the level
drink the confusion, samplE that other
to be Transcended
because life Is short
the manners of the unreaChable
casting off the mAsk of identity
Like all apprehended things
selecTive in one’s process
of nArrowing down
a valley of hundredS of miles
the founTains of one’s life
commemoratioN even in the unconscious dreams
an endless Game.
This form of poetry is called mesostomatic.
the text is taken from the first poem,The New Spirit, (pages 4-12) in the book THREE POEMS by John Ashbery