Juliana Spahr, William Wordsworth, Özcan Akyol, Gabriela Mistral, Henk Fedder, Donald Barthelme, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Hervé Bazin, Johannes Mario Simmel

De Amerikaanse dichteres, critica en uitgeefster Juliana Spahr werd geboren op 7 april 1966 in Chillicothe, Ohio. Zie ook alle tags voor Juliana Spahr op dit blog.

In Imitation Of For Love

If he or she is clumsy in places, those are clumsy places
and when he or she says I have a lover or a husband or a wife, we or I feel sad,
or is it just clumsy?
can’t one make it simple, or at least simpler?
or why can’t it be that way for just one moment?
I am writing this on a hip pocket pad, a waterproof one
but I am not crying, never crying
and it never rains when or where in some northern or southern or western

or eastern city I am writing
to tell you I’ve got a crush on you
cootchi coo
the waterproof cost me extra
the words are extra; they don’t come with the pad
the crush, the love is extra
and you are extra.
oh, wake up.

 

Dynamic Positioning (Fragment)

It is dynamic positioning that
Allows a semi-submersible the

Ability to hover there over
The well. It is a thirty-six inch tube,

A casing, that extends down to allow
The drill and bit to be rotated there;

The drill then spudding in; the seafloor, dark,
And giving way. It is a thick column

Of drilling mud that keeps natural gas
And oil beneath the seafloor while the well

Is capped and it is a cement that
Fills in the casing so the drill pipe stays

Unmoving, stable, in this ever moving sea.
It is a sort of drilling mud that is

Then pumped through the drill pipe and out through
The drill bit then up through the casing and

Then back up to the oil rig in the space
Between the drill pipe and the inner wall.

 
Juliana Spahr (Chillicothe, 7 april 1966)

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