Matina Stamatakis (Albany, NY, USA): "Naked (for Mona Mur)"

NAKED (for Mona Mur)


soft planchette askew mine eye

which corners this triangle

with an open palm? these dowsing

boards & trompe l’oeil ?



your body: arches swirl around a dark

alphabet— I have witnessed the grand

eclipse of constants: eddying ellipses

I hold dizzy the nude blur


will eye eventually purge the visible &

release the invisible from your mouth

of three slopes ?


have we bespoken the gauze-silhouette

that touch of brow so gentle it belongs

in the scriptures to claim the sacred-kept


but for you there is no fragment of sleep

in the palimpsest for you I am

but a channel— amateur palmist

soured by revelation


in the eye of your colossus-root

I have taken-in & kept

at a distance


© Matina Stamatakis 2007

Contributors

  • Adam Fieled
  • Powered by Blogger

    October 2005 November 2005 December 2005 January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 July 2006 August 2006 January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007 November 2007 December 2007 January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008 July 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 December 2009 July 2016 November 2016 January 2017 February 2017 June 2017