Sunday, September 30, 2007

In the spirit of women's poetry....

...here's a cento that I wrote using Mina Loy lines from this book:

Blue Nun: A Mina Loy Cento

The open window is full of a voice
That taught him of earthquakes and women.

Mumbling Mumbling.
The longing and the lack
Of vocabulary;
A thousand women’s eyes
Splinters on the opal angle of the sun
A radium of the word.

(Bad little boy
Licking is larger than mouths)

All quicks and cores
Of lunar lusts
Birth-breaths and orgasms

And feeding upon itself
The animal woman
Who wore lamp-shade red dresses
In the milk of the Moon -

This is the Devil.

Put curtains at our windows
If the shutters were not shut.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Nicely done.

Makes me want to go and read some Mina Loy, too.

:)

CandyDishDoom said...

I like it.