Friday, August 27, 2010

For GV, from JD

after GV

A sort-of-leaving, sort-of ending
Begins with the promise of return

To those who will hold down fort, compile

Compose, contradict the flowing out

Or down of whirled-whorled streams

Puncturing the air with wordsensemusic

Sirens calling return, sweet-song-soliloquy

Praise of here, and here, and here

This each stone to stain red stabbed phoneme

Into place, and built block upward flowing city

Which must be hemmed into shape and

Calls and coos and lures like bait back

Into the savage ideas textual splicing spaces

Cemented to Paris-francofying artcentering

Walks along familiar defamiliarized defying

Grammar, desyntaxed unstitching original

Inspired splaying wordformating frags

Sentence-streakings nonstop alphabet

Friend: irreplaceable soundmaking contact

To be missed, to be seen again.



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5 comments:

Bonny Finberg said...

Love this Jen. Especially: "This each stone to stain red stabbed phoneme

Into place, and built block upward flowing city

Which must be hemmed into shape and

Calls and coos and lures like bait back..."

I hope the calls and coos work for some visits. Chez moi est chez toi.

Amanda Deutch said...

Dear Gearorge and Jen,

This poetic interaction between the two of you is so moving. I don't know what more to say. I suppose to watch / read your rewords of eachother and others and then read these two very personal poems for eachother, yet also reworded and about Jen's leaving Paris are just so moving and genuine. At the same time they are both great poems and in the tradition of many poets before us who corresponded via letters.

love to you both and safe journey to you Jen

Amanda Deutch said...

Dear Gearorge and Jen,

This poetic interaction between the two of you is so moving. I don't know what more to say. I suppose to watch / read your rewords of eachother and others and then read these two very personal poems for eachother, yet also reworded and about Jen's leaving Paris are just so moving and genuine. At the same time they are both great poems and in the tradition of many poets before us who corresponded via letters.

love to you both and safe journey to you Jen

George Vance said...

Lovely note, Amanda. I hope we have a chance to meet one day. Very best & look forward to your next entry. Geo

Jennifer K Dick said...

Hey Amanda & Bonny

Thanks. Such lovely notes from you both. Missing George, Paris, life with you all that are there profoundly! But also my interactions with you, Amanda, and our Orphs (I will get my act together, as I am getting better here all around) remind me that connections for us stretch easily across long, large, flexible word-webs. We connect even in our distances!

kisses, Jen