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Aurora by Jared Schickling

By Jared Schickling

Poetry. "The poems of Jared Schickling's AURORA are distinctive through their parenthetical titles, titles which function interludes as in '(war on the street) / (or, observe To Self)' or as digressions, suggesting that the poem features past or with out its body, this body of the identify being ancillary instead of constitutive. during this method, the components will be learn as a protracted poem, cut up into 3 components and those 'titles,' traces of the poem. there's a bird's-eye cohesiveness to the publication in that even the visceral moments of the lyric 'I' or the attentiveness to others and the banality of the standard are located in the world. The name indicates one of those cosmic order. AURORA is the sunrise or the Roman goddess of the sunrise, a figurative gesture at protecting time. but, "aurora" is additionally learn scientifically because the luminous phenomenon of emissions of sunshine considering the planet's magnetic box. technological know-how and poetry, cosmic order and the quotidian undergo a resemblance to new technological know-how; Schickling greets this sort of resemblance no longer by means of expounding on order or principles of order"--J'Lyn Chapman.

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And don’t the waiter’s eyes shine brightly his tie 43 (old fort niagara) the mighty Niagara meandered into a lake eras patched rock the peering walls closed cannon hole falls away breakwater fossils. steel rods. where the grass ends is a trampled fence and paths down. 44 (a pastoral) a time there was spent scribbling squares black the wood floor was false, put in the outside turning of limbs, curling when from a window seen and walking out, what wilting petals stay, bits of green and rain, in the wind a cat the gray swaying of curvatures of trees, hazy blocks of chimney.

No one ordered parsley but what can be done. I now fuck camels, and the moon’s always full. Gasoline from faucets a view of the canal She brings a glass and wedge of lemon. Our summers watch the flowers dig; probably we saw something new. Have we sent our bodies off – to war, to a war with Lucy’s neighbor? We told them to remember to send things back? Please, be a headset, be a great big umbrella I’ll keep files. Sleeves are offered as trees are whittled for martini olives the cities bunkered down.

Yellow ribbons. Down the hill two public diamonds their fences crisp with freshly raked dirt padlocked restrooms have no doors on their stalls and across the way the Little League football field must have secured some money from motor oil. The sign lies flat on the ground. A dog pees on the fence. Then its owner. I missed the scoreboard go digital. 60 (lunch hour) she was five months on, with her third. her second had passed. a wind howled through, passing for time of year, most of the year by March light, time of day shadow, eyelid sleep of day, of bags the old crone carried, pressed against and through the intersection waiting streaming cables stitched the city quivering, she said 61 (at the river) the river “yee-hah” when the boats go by shin-deep no one falters in pink rubber boot.

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