VERTICAL TASTING

 

                                                          graVity bringing all down to the level

                drink the confusion, samplE that other

                                                 new meRging

                                                     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

                                                 unimagInable

                                   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

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