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Malvoglio’s Portfolio

MALVOGLIO’S PORTFOLIO

(SUITE AND SOUR)

 

GOREY DETAILS

The Supervalu goddess is modest,
Sample a nipple of goat’s cheese.

The Supervalu goddess is sumptuous,
Too much for the male bum-chewers.

 

MAL ADDRESSES THE LATE MRS RHYMER

All I recall is your something torso
More than a little. My entries more so.

Dated for audit
10 April 2017

 

LEGENDARY VIOLENCE

The bushwacker was struck
By The Bar Maid of Perth

When she leaned on the counter
He’d aim to mount her

By her standing erect
Got himself wrecked.

He sang the virgin birth
From his seminal muck.

9 February 2018
very early.
Revised 10 February
Revised again 13 February
Yet again 17 February.

 

THE HARVESTER SAVED

Post-script to ‘Red Harvester’

From blinding balaclava to undertaker’s frock coat
Without once getting his tribal Maker’s goat.

Dated for audit
21 March 2017

 

ORDER NOW

Two walking wounded
Each away the other’s direction

Well funded
To scan dereliction.

Lost between the lines
A new world shines.

 

WORDS

In mem the Virginia Wolff of December 1910

Short the winter and soon
The harsh spring, the tongue
Clacks among meaning,
Cut from the sky an upturned swing.

The gameplay on cultivated turf,
Flavoursome, well bred for turning off,
Dead swaying by the thousand
Naked but for the scarf; unhouseled.

 

WALKING BACK LATE FROM THE FORMER UNION LANE

i.

From the empty gate
Mist covered hills are visible
Uncovered hills invisible.

I lack projection,
There is no me.

ii.

From a certain angle
Lines of incompletion
Show up,

Incomplete object
Incomplete subject.

You you point
Pointlessly.

iii.

The distant buried relative
Surviving name
Nearly the same,

The out-law mother
No less than other.

iv.

And so to bed
The ego
Wherever he go
Two-timer
Or too timeless.

Dated for audit
11 February 2017
(revised 15 February 2017;
revised 14 March 2017)

 

VARIORUM YEATS

Going forward,
In sands of the desert, oh cultic minx,
How can we tell the sphincter from the sphinx?

Dated for audit
25 February 2017
(revised 14 March 2017)

 

CRONE-POEM

One gate blows closed
No matter how still the day
One slender tree sways

No matter how steady the rest.
Is this a work of Ding-Kamaradschaft
The unmoving Flowers of the Forest

Or Austin Clarke’s sparse
Grove, not the viewer finding
His absence projected?

Dated for audit
5 April 2017
Revised 21 February 2019.

 

MALVOGLIO ON NONDESCRIPT DIVINE LOVE

Our damnation of Christ
Follows a quick tryst

Between the man above
And an angry dove,

A three days’ wonder
Or immaculate blunder

In the inaccessible here
Being the inescapable there.

Dated for audit
17 July 2017