Nothing to Declare

By Henri Cole

The poems in Henri Cole's 9th ebook, not anything to claim, discover lifestyles and want and pleasure. every one poem starts off up from its personal specified celebration and is then carried out via remarkable (sometimes unnerving) and self-steadying domain names. the result's a bold, gentle, unguarded, and gentle assortment. After his final 3 books—Touch, Blackbird and Wolf, and heart Earth—in which the sonnet used to be a thrown form and never purely a template, Cole's buoyant new poems appear trim and terse, with a first-place, last-ditch resonance. of their sorrowful richness, they mix a susceptibility to sensuousness and an expertise of desolation. With certain reliability of aspect, a supple wealth of sound, and a speculative truthfulness, Cole transforms the ache of expertise into the prepared excitement of expressive language. not anything to claim is an extraordinary paintings, beneficial and sturdy, gentle involved yet with simply enough weight to mark the soul.

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Its plain-woven vegetation and helicopter percentage the sky with bombs falling like turnips—he who makes gentle of different males may be killed by way of a turnip. A bachelor, I put on it throughout my shoulder—it’s more uncomplicated to be a bachelor all my lifestyles than a widow for an afternoon. at the bag’s face, black shapes seem to be crows—be guided by way of the crow and also you will come to a body—though they're army airplane. a guy who wishes fireplace will quickly adequate carry it in his arms. now not A HAIR OF YOUR HEAD will likely be HARMED those hairs that the wind used to caress on my nape fall from my brush now. allow them to go with the flow around the gardens like ropes that when mounted Gulliver to Lilliput or these silk partitions that entangle bugs. quickly the rain will trample them into soil or the birds will assemble them up: straw or hair, it’s all of the related to them, and guy himself has fabricated lampshades and cleaning soap out of his personal physique. Don’t fear— “Not a hair of your head might be harmed”— nor shall the useless flakes of pores and skin, the dormant neurons, the darkish ditches of reminiscence. Nor the enjoyed and hated phrases of Hamlet—really simply sounds yet no much less resilient than those hairs dispersing in a present of air. Claire Malroux (translated from the French) ENLIGHTENMENT ability dwelling scripting this absorbed, I detect that the phrases are spilling in every single place my legs, and that i ask, “Hey, what’s this? ” whilst i am going to the window, the phrases come too and are only all over where. It’s as though my complete physique ceased to exist, and that i event the top of Henri in an infinitude of phrases. THE LONELY area “A Coffin—is a small area” She had a bleeding vagina yet no bosom and a man’s voice that barked, “Shut the fuck up,” as she carried a carpenter’s bench to the kitchen and selected a few forums from the backyard. yet I spoke besides, believing in phrases because the foundation of individuals residing jointly. She sat many years creating a caricature, measuring the planks to mark them with a pencil, after which all afternoon a observed wheezed around the forums as her arms went again and forth planing them, yet inspite of a ruler and chisel, it was once tough to make the domain-end broad adequate for my shoulders. “Sorry approximately that,” her voice vibrated. canine chunk strangers, wolves trap lambs, lightning moves timber, yet strangely—without any premonition—she surrender her revenge, and the spell was once damaged. “Let’s talk,” I stated, unhappy and chuffed. The kitchen smelled like a pine wooded area, daily innovations which are my global again to me, solar used to be white with misty distances, and that i lived. outstanding GERANIUMS consuming a sugar sandwich, I sit down on the kitchen desk admiring the geraniums outdoor the window, their monstrous heads as American as Martha Washington. I grew them from seeds, and now the leaves are frilly like genitalia. After such a lot of sunrises jointly, they nearly have faces, with puffed-out mouths and throats, and whilst evening falls, they combine glamour with the gutter, like Paris or Rome, yet within the morning, they’re themselves back, whereas birds hover within the distance—hunting at the wind, utilizing their tails to equilibrate, pushing their shoulders ahead and again to upward thrust and fall.

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