Frolic (Lipogram: (E) of John Ashbery’s “Summer”


 (Lipogram: (E) of John Ashbery’s “Summer”

By Allan Hill

 At hand is that hum, akin to wind

Recalling not that in particular limbs of Gaia

Not a soul can transform.  Plus at hand a somber “soon after,”

Whilst you think that what you know a past’s worth is, with laying it back.

For now, spirit is abundant

Almost, pays no visit, split amongst shoots of Gaia’s ranking,

Particular braids of a woodland, parroting a soul’s division

Among us, also amid many not of Gaia.

Also starts points of contraction tags behind

Our look into our mirror.  Abruptly, our last hour

Is not a tiny or trifling thing.

Simply draining, agonizing passion.

Plus with trivial monotonous compositions planted on

Our whimsy owing to our story: frolic, warm frolicking light plays upon Gaia

Our lax lots rationing our conducts, by way of vacant grins,

Passing on mutual commands skillfully as is

Too tardy to abandon now-as the passion withdraws, chirping

Of distant worlds in its cold dark vast umbilical, so as to portray

By way of obvious motions

This now and is’ of dignity, finally not a monster

Frolic has to do with a vacation of ‘is’ in a way akin to a nap in a warm bath.

On a way to a thin outcrop on top of Gaia’s living liquid,

An abstract principal’s mistrust, it?

This calming of starting again, particularly fair prohibitions,

Was it with faith whilst you finish?  Plus its’ air is similar to you,

That reflection in Gaia’s living liquid.


About batai52

Brother, father, photographer, filmmaker, writer, artist, veteran, Iroquois/Scottish, aquarian and lover of Martinis "so dry you have to blow the dust off." There are many I admire: Maya Angelou, Ezra Pound, Morris Dees, Cornel West and Alan Alda (Hawkeye Pierce M*SH) for his art and activism. A true activist. Me? Just a ripple on a wave, a feminist in training (FIT) ;-) and working on my own human condition. Onward . . . . .
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