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EARISH

Robert Kelly


homeophonic translations

after poems of Paul Celan

 
 
EARISH
Give me this vague wreck
heave her the corn’s teacher to die in his laugh
this vague wreck
heave her down laugh’s path
this wreck that his story’s taken on
on hurts hung
more gone.
 
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WILD YOU THEN NOTE SHARING FONDEST
in the view’s tongue
rune: the shattered yards hounded a neighbor to rouse
and hay run thick, thank him
 
Feel like it’s a war,
dash here the freed of twice failed curb’s rock
out tone ― go face them.
 
 
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THE STREAKER, salt’s washer, clomb
the wiser
grove’s keynote in dismal
gate and knickers off
 
Off the shudder see grass down even
in anchor shot and
naked as number dares
(ant’s willing)
red sail.
 
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THE TWISTED NINE
gone haggle to hill free
vexed
 
the numb unblue
sets out
 
the glaciermilk cart
the foal vixen again dour
thus swimming the seal
ear her unbearable un-
branding
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SPADE . Unswam eager fetish
buys stitch the sopping from Christ’s bomb,
 
off gay road fun
frost spree kin
hipped from womb, shy noon neck,
 
day’s fence star flees off, where sand rouses,
 
neat even so bring him
the hovel there sign,
 
I need cup lasting, a
deep unafraid walker ―
coaches art: one seeks there, over
him.
 
 
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DO WARS mean death
thick Kant I called them
weary of all it unfeels
 
 
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DARES OUT A SHOCK HEADED HEARSE
daring she goes, feel install earring
 
groves shy mast forty
tiles of
 
milk sweaters
shovel.
 
 
 
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ALL DYING SEAGULLS ARE BROKEN? NAY.
 
Gay verse, ether oak
see, the brief
haughty elf
hoofing took her:
 
that the well, the hornet
fern, the milk
knower, when
the mood she tours clock be awayed,
the clock be dumb mood, weed her,
 
that she nicked oak
then elect throne dear idiot and
speak low, the dottle
for a biter too for
many take a long dying
often.
 
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POE KNOCKS
 
The unstirred bleak kite’s if a fawn-high hayrick
dame fear them in
den, she’ll gird a needle key fixed
heron to lay her dish
hinter sea care.
 
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EDGE LOCKED , edge locked.
 
When weary at semester’s veering
blond cats going we to malls
allowing gong in parish, eye no outgone glued long
 
though arctic is a steer
came again sprung and
under crooned emission his sighing horn, or
under tease to his tease too.
 
 
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OFF ENDS, in
harm’s boor, kine
unend lick her shoe reaming ― a
neem
cow in the cloister –
being is debt – wide blue ticket to saying, to summon
to some wake shore.
 
 
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EAR IN AFTER , for gambled her
deepen.
 
Wearish ― ―
 
Noon you, wearish
the ― woeing a blowgunner? ―
ash it rousing,
ease vista thick tube gliding,
like tender growing rich meat
deem thick doors waxen tensile
her under suit virgin build
under men
gone soggy and flaccid and
dank rice unlike
bite her.
 
 
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HIM ASKING
hide a fall
seek to go
bet each dish off dense incense
they give al-
legiance
shadowing us too myth-leaked tongue.
 
 
= = =
 
 
CALL CROCUS, in
hell worth an eye
stick brief griped as
foam door to endow door hair,
unspoiled bar,
 
Spring stuff a
lecturing dear to
the Delhi design
hill of tines, a flock
also sick here rose,
 
in the found graven
stout seek the mould out.
 
 
 
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EYE ON STEEPLE FOLD her in
linden rage and kestrel:
 
a sphere dying gazing, eye grows us,
white evil done wrenching,
dizzy us seeing.
 
 
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EACH DRINK WINE out – ’s why glazers
unsuck her on
the coy knee’s seizure
we end as
unbenders,
 
goat gift, the steam gavel off,
all eyes on the climbing
erect one,
 
owes the low stream mill failed
underdied.
 
 
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UNLICKED AT they came, he
did each in dear
or swarm,
 
fly garuda art
the known one ― see,
be far on the engine,
 
eye in seeking spoke, horn,
balled each
sore wetter feeling in
forced.
 
 
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WORD’S AXLE by dense of dancing:
gate to suitor, she leads each on,
by fair shall all of them
earth lack,
 
each here, a fear faring
eye him melts you vex,
dust blows to be wiser, faun
over her, on
unsure word sailing long,
 
it’s why sun’s a gift herd to you,
why,
on each eye know
your want?
 
 
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BACK ON
summer, neckings
the hooks are full
on finger and on lights, troll
fearing, then eye an un-
flickering
word’s deer
 
back on
my stair.
 
 
 
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BILE’S WARMER
heaving us
 
grace breaker
myth, tilling ax tenon thief land―
 
in sail flow or do
myth-dirty
evil name building
half noon.
 
 
 
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TREAD MEANING of dying, linking
Monday, Saturn.
 
Share bone for sea gull
the unloaf banning doored drowsing
 
Eyes missed yet the hour can, bleak sighing
fear eye naked right
get born.
 
 
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ANGER IMPELLED by faun gone
from eye on the lass:
greened and shore up, shore up and greened.
 
In this laugh’s wretched gain, o eye mill.
 
 
 
©2007 Robert Kelly. Used with permission.