Abstract Magazine International | Poetry
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Poetry

Scenery by Steven Mayoff

03 Jan 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Fall by Fabrice Poussin SCENERY “When you own a big chunk of the bloody third world the babies just come with the scenery.” Chrissie Hynde – Middle of the Road   snapshots of heaven spill out of the open wallet’s unfolding plastic inserts and in each…

Marx Was Right by Carolyn Martin

31 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Marie Dashkova, @melodyphoto MARX WAS RIGHT History repeats itself as tragedy, then settles into farce. And so was Joyce slogging through his own nightmare, and Napoleon battling a fable agreed upon. Which leads me to conclude the last human sound before the galaxy consumes itself won’t be a whimper or…

Art: Thomas Kräher, @tkraeher. 33 SENTENTIOUS EPIGRAPHS THAT MAY – OR NOT – PROMPT A POEM                                             The purpose of writing poems is to save epigraphs. – Kay Ryan In the beginning, God. * What’s a twist of facts when truth rings true? * The letters spelling death are…

Weiss Cyrillic Cyanidic Sans by Rose Knapp

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Inver 3 by John Gregory Brown, @john.gregory.brown WEISS CYRILLIC CYANIDIC SANS London fog fades DevoursGlassDashallom HarediחֲרֵדִיحريمIAMBIC Incanroteblutpedantic PolygonalPentameter Los Angeles dust Darts injects Tarsus Fake news feeds Cigarette clicks Sparks id ἰδέα Ideologos שאול Sheol Mosaic Muses Miso Milan Hover יְהֹוָה  אּיּוֹב Cumbia crashes Cash values jazz Jamesian Judith Alpha…

Deported Forms and Discontent by Rose Knapp

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: André Gonçalves, @andre_goncalves_art DEPORTED FORMS AND DISCONTENT Teal mists spray engulfed Danse flâneuse Danube révélérs Eyes coutured skin-Rhine-skin Schwarz Strasse fleur zein Shots tabs repetit Redlit dancefloors bleed sweat Designer heels black skirts Rise from tequila soaked walls Dansing back through distorted Throngs of trap sub…

A Day Trip Home by Linda Hughes

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Your silence speaks to me by Riikka Fransila, @vintageart_originals A DAY TRIP HOME He pulled carrots up out of the earth. The sound of roots letting go— vibrant in the still afternoon. Soil lifting with roots, some thick—some fine as hair. A sort of placenta. Loose…

Meta-Modern Noire by Rose Knapp

21 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Alcaina & Steve Art Projects, curators Jose Antonio Alcaina and Paco Esteve META-MODERN NOIRE A grimy pay phone handle Ripped from receiver Still rests beneath haze Silver iPhone screen only Luminous metal post two Latest techno blares Headphones off Lexus Chinese stream words of thoughts…

Dualistic Sonnet by Rose Knapp

19 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Sin Revolution by Karen Nielsen, @karennielsen13 DUALISTIC SONNET Wind smoke smog oxy Cotton scats snaking Through skyscrapers Freeways Kinshasa oil Synthetic field fires No-wave Neon Synths Burst splitting Past realpolitik Tokyo Tolkien Beijing Beyoncé Franciscan Francesca Flittering past spatial Geometrical worlds Draconian dragons Dagons’ daggers Mythos…

Stirring by Carolyn Martin

19 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Tanja Babić, @tanjaabstractart STIRRING  1. Juncos stagger through  sun-swirling firs, praise  the revival of day.  2.  The alarm commands, Out of bed! Curiosity waits.  3. Headlines disquiet. Not even a mouse  expects peace on earth. 4.  Music hops the fence  from the neighbor’s yard.  My coffee’s…

Imperative by Alison Prine

19 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Ferrandis Issaev, @ferrandisissaev IMPERATIVE not happiness, not the petal, not the wing not the breeze that teases the flesh, carries the little leaf – but the rock you stand on the thick rope ladder, the sturdy wooden boat, the weathered beam, the dock – heft and…

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