October 2023 – Richard J Tilley
Sunday, May 26, 2024

Noetic Emergence

San Damiano encircles possible leaflets under sanguine tongues, biting graphite, granite salt dispersed in wind engines, engaging phosphorous debacles for permutations, for weight, for her glass precision. The defendant is coarse, oblique, permeated with mother’s cutaway beneath clad iron straw and stumbling chairs. For resources, for wealth, broached the blow with beastly cowardice audited, rendered, […]

Black Locust

robina, marrow of hunted earth regather your pardons from the soil your draff roots encumber the witnesses a gentle bow stirs the sound of traffic coreopsis vines scalp the dew from heaven and center the falling leaves with the sun bring me your black ice, your cold reasoning I am retiring bivouac sites I imitate […]

Those sundry amber lakes

there are sundry amber lakes joyous, enriched by the labor of timeless hearts and stout in burnt persuasion, bay leaves, triumphant moons that arch stars to proper evolving tender harmonies beyond autumn quakes of mystery in june where divers collect fortunes, brilliant honored posts that cling and propose marriage that are diving towards the morning […]

Bitter Paideia Dreams

Where the drill swings affront to old music in tired weeks, convulsions lift weights swallow teeth from liger dreams, transit projective beams loose jaws and bear grim shifts, a dark reaction to truth where awl does heal in better mines than paideia dreams prevaricate mines shield a waiting hymn rouge shifts tantalize loom rests and […]

Esurient Farandoule

Where the drill swings affront to old music in tired weeks, convulsions lift weights swallow teeth from liger dreams, transit projective beams loose jaws and bear grim shifts, a dark reaction to truth where awl does heal in better mines than paideia dreams prevaricate mines shield a waiting hymn rouge shifts tantalize loom rests and […]

Escorting Passengers

“Indecision burrowed in our throat,” forever / vacant beneath the resistance for “dreams in our lungs,” narrow condolences born valuable. Lasting hundreds of years, “we share,” children in uniforms “scorched earth,” escaping refugees / fleeing from the principles of our diplomacy. “Fathers in the rush,” / Another abysmal quaking, Taking a child’s hands. “A mule’s […]

Fuller’s Earth

early morning heretics empiricists who become vengeful ghosts a crude romance between wonder and astonishment past stencil objects neglecting its true nature a thing exposed, a moment in taunt distilling escape a strong demonstration Margaret and her husband on knees in prayer, in dirt, in lime confidentially asserting chiefs and gardeners, and vows jewel puppets […]

Knock Out Roses for China

Knock out roses And the Lord said Lift these roses now you know how much a child weighs place these roots And the Lord said Take these roots and take Jacob You will feed Jacob And the Lord said forgive your debts this is a sign for the united states mail these roots to china […]

Northing Ravels

Plumb disposed in shrieking cavern walls Where sjambok treads the sun and lisp new waves No heir or torrent glissé nadir pains But marked by a glass eel toiling falls Permeated elenchus throngs brawl Unbridle father eel’s mark of craft A clog dance misremembers lower studs Beneficent for the arch of noonday Nonpareil glocalization sets […]

Lighter Time of Day

Coulisse tapestry subsumes ardent play a miasma applause rifts balconies high contusion ripples from the stage, a low coarse rescinds subtle tragedy Where naturalism would not grieve entry but negates headlong boasts for carnival radix laughing pelmet to brave motives where sediment procures relief permits Succours envy from bane tragedy, marches tentacles from reason to […]