Farewell To Madness
-stephanie pope

saxnotes
Buckwheat Zydeco, Hot Tamale Baby












three mask background
Michael Pope(Actor/Director)U.K.

A Carnival In Three Tiers
 

who
is not
fallen
in the teardrop


is not
filling
on the sleeve







sit down and await
this side of the road

 
stolen
& twisted
snifted
& wasted

a
corkscrew
begging
for release

she
comes
seeking
this
release


do not
wander here
forever

do not
run away
to hide

turn
and face
into her
coming

before those
twin mouths
taste you

before
in the cork
& the cold
in the break

& the two
come rising
from the water

where
the roof leaks in
leaks stolen years
an in-visible lode



little grass heart
you are fifty times stolen



years come creaturely
go by, creaturely







an unborn flower
of nothing


Cezanne's Mardi Gras, 1886
Cezanne: Mardi Gras, 1888






Hermes' cattle of Apollo
cattle of Apollo








takes away what matters
levies that against itself like a costly feather

bought & sold
& sought again

 
& the thing gets twisted
here & bottled

and the life gets
shucked away and shorn

who
is not fallen
in the teardrop

is not falling into you

unborn flower of nothing

mask
bearing god

your likeness grows nowhere
the not-lived love divine



within whose mouth
will have carried  myth
seeding god


letting go
in cession


the god-bearer
you have unpossessed that it is



 is what has still in an/other
 a darkness of its own
 

 

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