The Ultimate Train Crash…: by Edward M. Stanton

A kaleidoscope
of life collisions.
One by one
precision laser
happenstances,
unexpectedly bombard
without hesitation
and no remorse.
We endure a journey
sometimes peaceful
sometimes tumultuous
but always,
evolving.
Late night candelabras
flicker seemingly
out of control,
all the while staying
closely guarding the wick.
Seashores parade
personalities awash
with character,
yet ever-changing
her psychological landscape.
Whatever happened
to the predictable??
It blew away in the wind,
just as sand scatters
like a herd of cats.
The wonder of life comes
in little packages,
always keeping
us pondering,
and never betraying
her secrets.
Celestial illusions
mislead our common sense,
polluting our dreams
with impossible realities,
never to occur,
banished from becoming.
A harsh reality awaits
those who genuinely
understand,
our lives are
really just molecules
in an existence,
that we can only
pretend to imagine,
amongst galaxies
of the unfamiliar,
and an infinity
truly beyond comprehension.
What a glorious
misconception,
a return to
the unfathomable,
just beyond reach,
yet never further
than our next
fleeting thought,
or our next warm Guiness
full of wallowing sorrows,
and a million spilt suds,
waiting for us nervously
at the corner pub…

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Copyright Edward M. Stanton 2017

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Stella Invades The Modern: by Edward M. Stanton

Visual vocabulary

What you see, is what you see…

Purity violation

Dazzling fluorescents

Overcoming boundaries, the essence of freedom…

Florid excitement

Narrative structure

Unlikely combination of mass and strength…

Scintillating movement

Dauntingly fundamental problems

Unified, forceful and immediate.

Rigorous diagrams

All-over compositions

Massive brutality of a catastrophe.

Emotionally turbulent

Baroque forms and irrational gestures to dominate.

Rhythmic geometry

Semi-industrial atmosphere

Drab color

Unparalleled intensity

Radically reduced compositions distilled and silenced the emotional and transcendental rhetoric that inspired what you see…is what you see.

Pure visual impact

Classical order or baroque theatrics.

Visual connections between seemingly disparate series.

Psychic automatism

A state unmediated by the unconscious mind.

Frankly speaking…
undisputed authenticity.

 

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IPM 2015: Where do we go from here?

Before the Simplon pass at the Italian-Swiss border, is a Roman bridge over the Diveria River. It's called the "new" bridge, because it was built in 1300 c.e. to replace the previous bridge built in the reign of Emperor Augustus that was destroyed by a flood.
Before the Simplon pass at the Italian-Swiss border, is a Roman bridge over the Diveria River. It’s called the “new” bridge, because it was built in 1300 c.e. to replace the previous bridge built in the reign of Emperor Augustus that was destroyed by a flood.

 

“Poetry gives us the opportunity to offer our observations to present and future readers, be they from the perspective of one standing on the bridge watching events or of one standing below and taking on the current. I’m looking forward to a month of editing and I know that my IPM readers are standing on the bridge waiting for the flow of poems to begin…”

So began International Poetry Month 2015 and the flow of poems was fascinating for me to edit and I hope that both Readers and Poets enjoyed getting their feet wet. I offer my most sincere thanks to the participating poets and to the more than 1000 readers who came from the United States, England, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Pakistan, Canada, Denmark, France, India, Luxembourg, Singapore, the UAE, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago, Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Switzerland, Israel, Ghana, the Philippines, Belgium, Peru, Romania, Serbia and Portugal to read their work.

Today is the fourth of March and Spring seems only a few days away here in Northern Italy while I know those in other places are still slogging through the snow. Regardless of the temperature, here the snows have begun to melt and these poems will begin to erode away, disappearing a few at a time and leaving only the voices behind. Some you will still be able to find on the web, or in a book. Some will be gone for good. Where do we go from here? Why across the bridge and in search of new images, new experiences and new poetry. Following is an alphabetical list of the participating poets; each name is also a link to the poet’s work posted at IPM where you will find additional links to individual blogs or published works:

Interpretation of Bullies at the Train Station: by Edward M. Stanton

 

Copyright 2015 Edward M. Stanton. All rights reserved.

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Vital Signs: by Edward M. Stanton

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Copyright 2013 Edward M. Stanton All rights reserved.

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