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UGLY DUCKLING PRESSE
i. Preface, Part I of Love, Delight, and Alarm

 

Along a plane I wanted to write it:
Where one end is fixed, a loose sun

To the excess of dark I was certain
That certainty’s a kind of excess

A term that’s but a navigating bust
A place to version a limit, feet in foot

When the lute’s sum turns daily
As if by steam one could coordinate

The tulips, too numerous to pinch
By steam the autography of material

Will appear to light the vapor region
So we can know it as if by touch

A nude thing, the masses say
As they re-substantiate again


 

 

Excerpt: Or, The Ambiguities (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015)



WITH THANKS TO DANIEL OWEN

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Karen Weiser

Karen Weiser is a poet and psychotherapist in training. She is the author of two books of poetry: To Light Out, and Or: The Ambiguities, both from Ugly Duckling Press.

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