Dream of a Language that Speaks (by Michael Palmer)
Michael Palmer, Company of Moths (New York: New Directions, 2005). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2006 International Shortlist).
1Hello Gozo, here we are,
2 the spinning world, has
3it come this far?
4 Hammering things, speeching them,
5nailing the anthrax
6 to its copper plate,
7matching the object to its name,
8 the star to its chart.
9(The sirens, the howling machines,The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
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