Friday, March 10, 2017

Heller Levinson, Excerpts from tenebraed


tenebraed, Heller Levinson (Black Widow Press, April 2017).
The book cover image by Linda Lynch is entitled Oil Drawing for 2900,
and is a detail of a larger painting in oil on plywood.  



Excerpts from tenebraed

tenebraed to
Goat Seep

Arising from “The Hydrogeology of Hudspeth County, Texas.”

Permian rock               goat hoof
solidity that bulks, courses, permits, -- perusal
porosity:  the fraction of total volume occupied by pores or voids
porous/aperture/percolate
sustain
simmer

                                      brushstroke

cloven hoof rock grasp, -- suture/grip groundwater discharge
seepage:  accumulating silence
sonority sally & the necessity of ointment
porcelain ://: earth science
how much of
seepage
is
gathering
                                          [admix clock cochineal
                                                         
brew, brewing 
concocting seepage ghosts
selvage sleuths
from the hurl of hoof pound
where
in the earth is
the
shudder

slither silt slather

stall, impediment, encrustation
circulation bushwhacked

stepping as current, surface flow, dirt fluting
hooves →  earth’s percussion rim shot baton whisk

voicings
are there conversations between hoof & water, bird & paw, sediment & moisture?
reciprocal distillations?
communicative troughs?
coruscant envelope bathes
stillness:  elegant motion
oneiric fawn
placement ://: pitch ://: pith

unacccountables


tenebraed to
interstice

to where in wherewithal
tide-pleat                     burbling diastem

where in the numeral
is
fallout

rupture clause     skiff whack    pause ://: combustible
the interrelation of parts promotes healthy gums
elision  dotted eights   inhale    
               per     co     late
switchbacks      moody mustangs
the cartography of sullen


tenebraed to
absence

dent                 in
dent                 to leave out
depart              disappear
the is that is not
the there that never was
hollow
evergreen
interstice

injure

garrulous muffled
the look of an expired langoustine
delaying translucence until
the emerald
is properly groomed




—Heller Levinson


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