Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Stefanie Bennett- A Poem

Stefanie Bennett is of mixed heritage [Italian/Irish/Paugussett-Shawnee].
Born in Townsville, Qld., Australia her latest poetry title was published by
Walleah Press (2015) and is available from Walleah, Amazon and Fish-
pond Books.
AFTER QUASIMODO’S ‘The Incomparable Earth’ & “The Brussels’
Attack” March 22nd, 2016                   
What breadth, Salvatore! Fugue of figure
And stanzas fisting through
Rubensonic utterings beyond
The travailing sun’s palette.
Deprivation’s exile: ‘Dialogue is more
Necessary than science.’ Well, that’s
No way to overthrow a known
False generation’s blundering...
On the decadence of language, brassed
To a tee, you tattooed out
“I modify the world!” This, appendixed  
To the false and true green.
In the land of the dead guitar your
Fingers of fire struck
                        The discord
Then grew into wounds
Of touch tender symposium.
Stylized now as the most noble of tramps
And Milan’s bread winner,
What siren crosses Sicily’s Bosphorus?
Marooned islander played down
So long, you reach once more for the boy
Whose youth was a flowering
                         Wreath – likened only
To the Byzantine Madonna’s
Phosphorus hair...

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