By diving into sceptre pools of the mercury borealis
Great miracles fly underwater on the constellations chained to your arson lips
You have caught my glimpse through the adrenaline swings
that... More > become skin combed by trance in the defiant silo our veins connect
Mystery blankets the bell language
to wrap you with< Less
Jhim Pattison (1951-2009) continues as an outstanding figure among American surrealists – a prolific poet and collagist, occasional essayist and playwright – a unique presence...
... More > "Holy Chaldean Fertility," cried one-half of the Siamese librarian as I fanned the convulsing other (her actions were not unlike my own: limp ankles, enflamed and rapid eye movements, similar wax boxes forming outside the heart, faint exclamations of ancient worship) cold in my arms. Our revival methods were clearly beneficial as she awoke and whispered to me that "there were still crumbs in the bed of the food we partook of . . . . still stains of rose absinthe . . . . we tastefully unlocked . . . . still lightning in the mirrors pouring my eyes from the moon."< Less