BeeZeep (poem): TV culture

Posted by ractrose on 28 Aug 2017 in Art, Poems

      BeeZeep   What about that golden arm Give it back, will you give it back It would have been some other wife he’d rooked An after-image looking spectral, beckoning through glass Smashing sea waves shooting foam across the rocks spliced-in footage quick cuts from the door and back Saying not why did […]

My Blog Week: August 20 to August 26

All the Latest from Torsade!                   This week, the short story “Are You Jealous” concluded, with its fourth and final parts. “Tourmaline” part two was added, by excerpt to post, and full length to page. “Hammersmith” made its return after last appearing July 10. Not to make […]

Come Back (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 23 Aug 2017 in Art, Poems

    Come Back   Come back to the eatery you’d picked Memory in the folder of un-wholly-spoiled success Cowardice and obligation, avoiding death Hands of the simple good that itch For prey to stop along the way Our subject jokes in a beggarly way The cowed man bringing his cowed children To take their […]

On Taste: You, Yourself

Posted by ractrose on 22 Aug 2017 in Art, Non-Fiction

My Curious Reading An appeal to the senses.   You, Yourself                 Taste can be understood both as a system of aesthetics, and a guideline to propriety. Regarding what might be labeled presentation, all things seen and owned, taste has two aspects: preference, and received perception. That is, […]

Brother Mouse (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 18 Aug 2017 in Art, Poems

    Brother Mouse   Crickets can fiddle Ask them, Brother Mouse, to play us an air It is near the frost, let the song be of death A concerto of whinging joints Comes lifelike ’neath a shaft of sun And fewer are the hours They may take the bow again   Spider doth weave […]

Taste Is Victory (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 12 Aug 2017 in Art, Poems

    Taste is Victory   Taste is victory You may as well not look Chaos, my partridge, is like The eye of shame in poor attire Swiveling and cocking As with these fowls I carry to the village fair Feathers ruffle and each movement stirs the air   Once I began to earn my […]

Crafting Poetry: Dissonance

My Curious Reading Crafting Poetry: Dissonance                 Dissonance can be a poet’s carefully deployed tool. We achieve dissonance on the page, a visual effect, using line drops, font shifts (large to small, bold to italic, black to barely legible), ambiguous punctuation, words abutted against other words, deliberate misspellings, […]

Adventures in Research: Safety First

Posted by ractrose on 9 Aug 2017 in Non-Fiction

My Curious Reading Adventures in Research Safety First             From the Nottingham Evening Post, Wednesday 18 October, 1950, “Bomb Head Find”.   Workers in Nottingham discovered an unexploded WWII bomb, one fitting neighborhood recollections as having failed to go off during an air-raid. The workers winched it up, and putting […]

Corey Jack: Paranoia (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 7 Aug 2017 in Art, Poems

    Paranoia   Fixed in Corey Jack’s mind His paranoia, so-called A prophetic vibe he has known as a birthright The pictures given are all wreckage Windows busted out with a blackened lick of flame A rank of old acquaintance wasted, cause If you get the breaks you get a diploma A contract from […]

Field Marks (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 2 Aug 2017 in Art, Poems

    Field Marks   What makes the clannist rich though he cries poor He never chooses his pleasures but enjoys them all His lustful wish is to be begged for help And refuse it   She hears a crunch of shoes, a tuneless tune A male whistle. Those things, like coughs, can be told […]