Lines and a quote from Michael Robbins
The boys like the girls who like heavy metal.
On Sabbath, on Slayer, on Maiden and Venom,
on Motorhead, Leppard, and Zeppelin, and Mayhem…
and “Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast will always defeat your irony.”
Sections from Tom Pickard’s Lark & Merlin are excellent, particularly:
cumulus in a tarn
its fast shadow
flees far hills
a wave of sleek grass
my hand thought of her
waiting to happen
A quote from John Tranter
“I have come to believe that the kind of meaning a poem has is like the kind of meaning a dream has: intense, loaded with symbols, quirky, personal, and obscure.”
and a quote from Rimbaud:
A tout asservie,
J’ai perdu ma vie.
Ah! Que le temps vienne
Où les coeurs s’éprennent.
A line from Jane Hirshfield : “Think assailable thoughts, or be lonely.”
I can see my future in Attilio Bertolucci’s Poppies
Linda Gregerson reflects on the past presidential election in The Selvage.
I love the second section from Euphoria by Sina Queyras