luka

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Simon silver dollar said writing about music for money put him off both music and writing
 

luka

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I'd still love to get paid though and more importantly I'd love recognition and adulation and various disciples hanging on my every word
 

luka

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I could use a Svengali type to do that bit for me
 
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woops

is not like other people
I asked Edmund is he wanted a Edmunds wonderful poetry thread but he said no he doesn't give away art for free.
i'm not sure if i did actually say that and i have certainly given away loads and loads of art for free in my time. but prior to becoming poet for hire i'd written perhaps three poems ever. now i've written perhaps fifteen thousand or so
 

catalog

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I wouldn't think badly of you if you did, but it's definitely more impressive that you don't. Makes them all the more valuable
 

Leo

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are these all editions of 1? do you ever repeat a verse on another day in hopes of refining it?
 

woops

is not like other people
are these all editions of 1? do you ever repeat a verse on another day in hopes of refining it?
yes each is unique. i don't consciously repeat or refine. i try to take a different approach as much as possible
 

yyaldrin

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i'm not sure if i did actually say that and i have certainly given away loads and loads of art for free in my time. but prior to becoming poet for hire i'd written perhaps three poems ever. now i've written perhaps fifteen thousand or so
wait you were never a poet you just became one overnight?
 

luka

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quiet in the alcove captive breath
jacaranda patio mercifully free of Spanish guitar
this future is forbidden to you
dusk and we are secure enough
to become utterly defenceless
as bats replace the songbirds
sun takes a bow and disappears
behind the curtain.

quixotic conversation while lamplight draws the
moths in percussion of cloth wings against
the housing. this is the revenge of sweat shop
labour the world turned upside down.
food in a takeaway container. orange oil
upon the paper tablecloth.
industrial effluent dophin sees the funny side
our polemic in the perfumed night
butterscotch ice-cream and this is good coffee
hot and black and strong.
 

luka

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ask to inspect the merchandise. cast a curt
disdainful eye. and from behind? shrug.
withhold judgement. make an insulting offer. smile a
thin smile upon rejection.
this round of the eternal encounter
has already been won.

the bluff beyond your means
the empty air beneath your feet
perfectly secure.
 

luka

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exclusive view of the blue murk surround us
clarify a seagull soaring. the piercing imperial eye is
violence held in abeyance.
Daylight space dust sheet the trembling air.


on the ornamental turrets the flags flutter
like pinafores toy soldiers parade the ramparts
startle the bugle into life.

White-out. zudden illumination obliterates
all knowing.

an impossible melody insinuates itself
into the empty field time rotates the mythic frame
stars clunk into place switch on their dogmatic beams.
"International school written all over them" World Of
Interiors reader takes congratulatory sip of water
memorable apercu. he extracted his terrible
price.
 
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woops

is not like other people
what i think makes these different from your older stuff is it's all about the richness of the imagery, with less of the statement-like prophet voice
 
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