The rapid unexpected

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The rapid unexpected

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The rapid unexpected
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Pantano, Daniel
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Philosophy
Poetics
Sicily
Suicide
Theatre
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ABSTRACT: These lyric poems were written between August 2003 and June 2005 and bear witness to the human condition in all its facets, from birth and the first taste of lemon ice to exile and suicide. Within a landscape that encompasses many locales, the poems included here attempt to portray the particular to denote the universal and are always confronted by the ineffable connection between the two.
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Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Florida, 2005.
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Includes vita.
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by Daniel Pantano.

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A c know l e dge m e nt s F i r s t a nd f or e m os t I w i s h t o t ha nk m y f a m i l y f or t he i r unc e a s i ng l ove s uppor t a nd e nc our a g e m e nt t hr ougho ut t hi s j our ne y, m os t i m p or t a nt m y w i f e N i c ol e R e n e m y f a t he r G i us e ppe m y br o t he r M i c he l a nd m y m ot he r . a l w a ys m y m ot he r I t i s t o N i c hol a s S a m a r a s t ha t I ow e a n i nc a l c ul a bl e de bt H e ha s be e n, a nd a l w a ys w i l l be m y ot he r f a t h e r ; w i t hout hi s w i s dom g ui da nc e a nd f r i e n ds hi p, none of t hi s w oul d ha ve be e n pos s i bl e F or t he i r va l ue d c r i t i c i s m a nd l a s t i ng f r i e nds hi p, I a m i ne xpr e s s i ve l y gr a t e f ul t o J a m e s R e i de l P e t e r M e i n ke G r e go r y S m i t h, a nd A nt hony L e e F i na l l y, I w a nt t o t ha nk D r J ohn H a t c he r a n d t he E ngl i s h de pa r t m e nt f or a l l t he s uppor t a nd oppor t uni t i e s e xt e nde d t o m e a s t ude n t w hos e hom e l a nd r e f us e d t o of f e r hi m a c ha n c e f o r a hi ghe r e du c a t i on.

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i T a bl e of C ont e nt s A bs t r a c t i i I nnum e r a bl e po e m s pr oj e c t e d i n r a pi d s uc c e s s i on c r e a t e . 1 S t r a nge r 2 S t r e e t s t ha t E nd i n Y our N a m e 3 E ve r y M om e nt O c c ur s a f t e r a S e que n c e of L ooks 4 S pa da f or a S i c i l y 5 T a bl e #8 6 F a l l e n 7 F ugue 8 A nd t he C or r e s ponde n c e a m ong O ur s e l ve s 9 P e di gr e e d H a nds 10 V a l kyr i e T hi ghs 11 T he O l de s t H a nds i n t he W or l d 12 C i c a da s i n t he V a l l e y of T e m pl e s 13 F or e i gn P ol i c y 14 W he n S i ght B e c om e s U n be a r a bl e S pr i ng 1945 15 E i ne K l e i ne N a c ht m us i k 16 E r os i on 17 V i s i t a f t e r a F a i l e d R e vol ut i on 18 S i m i c s A r m y of S pi de r s 19 V e ne t i a n D u e t 20 T i m e 21 U nt i t l e d 23 T r a kl s S e a s on 24 E ve r y S o O f t e n 25 L ul l a by 26 S a m buc a N i ght 27 T he V oye ur o f P r e L a c h a i s e 28 W i t h F i ona A ge 2, i n t he G a r de n 29 P a t r i m oni a l R e c i pe 30 4: 36 a m 31 S pe e dom e t e r N e e dl e 32 W i t ne s s 33 W ood of S ui c i de s 34 E s c a pe A r t i s t 35 T he a t r e du G r a nd G ui gnol 36 A bout t he A ut hor E nd P a ge

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i i T he R a pi d U ne xpe c t e d D a ni e l P a nt a no A B S T R A C T T he s e l yr i c poe m s w e r e w r i t t e n be t w e e n A u gus t 2003 a nd J une 2005 a nd be a r w i t ne s s t o t he hum a n c on di t i on i n a l l i t s f a c e t s f r om bi r t h a nd t he f i r s t t a s t e of l e m on i c e t o e xi l e a nd s ui c i de W i t hi n a l a nds c a pe t h a t e nc o m pa s s e s m a ny l oc a l e s t h e poe m s i nc l ude d he r e a t t e m pt t o por t r a y t he pa r t i c ul a r t o d e not e t he uni ve r s a l a nd a r e a l w a ys c onf r ont e d by t he i n e f f a b l e c onne c t i on be t w e e n t h e t w o.

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1 I nnum e r a bl e po e m s pr oj e c t e d i n r a pi d s uc c e s s i on c r e a t e t he i l l us i on of a na r r a t i ve E ve r y poe m how e ve r i s e nve l ope d by bur s t s of w hi t e ne s s : t he m ys t e r y of br e a t h a nd r e ve l a t i on.

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2 S T R A N G E R I f i r s t s a w he r i n t he m i r r or of t he bur nt ha l l H e r w hi t e ha i r s pr e a di ng a c r os s E ur op e

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3 S T R E E T S T H A T E N D I N Y O U R N A M E A c i t y w i l l not r e m e m be r y our nam e unl e s s y ou f i nd i t i n he r s t r e e t s B ut yout h une a r t hs i t s na m e s a s pa ge s t or n f r om a ba nn e d t e xt : a s c r a pbook o f s t a i ns W e c annot al l ow t hi s c i t y t o i gnor e us W e pi s s our na m e s on t he w a l l of t he c a t he dr a l W a t c h how e ve r y l e t t e r s e e ps t hr ough hi s t or y. W he n t he ni ght s e i z e s i t s w ounds no one i s a s t r ange r B e ne a t h t he one r ous a r c h w e s c or c h our m a ps S ow a s he s f or t he L os t A l l t h e L os t E v e r y t hi ng i s r e al ; not hi ng c an be s t ol e n. O ur l e gl e s s voi c e s s n a p a n unknow n poe t s l i ne s A bough br oke n a c r os s w or n doo r w a ys H av e y ou b e e n hur t ? C om e and t ak e a c l os e l o ok C l i m b t he hi ghe s t w a l l s S i t D r i nk a not he r bot t l e T o s s i t S e e i t f a l l H ow l a s i t s ha t t e r s

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4 E V E R Y M O M E N T O C C U R S A F T E R A S E Q U E N C E O F L O O K S a nt i c i pa t e t he w hi ppi ng b e a ut y of A z t e c w om e n a c c us t om e d t o e upho r i a w i t hi n t he w or d i nf or m t he r e a de r h e 's un a bl e t o s ol i c i t t he f i na l e m ba l m i ng l a ngua ge c ons i s t s of m i n ut e f r a c t ur e s be n e a t h e v e r y c l i m a x c onf i r m t he i m pos s i bl e : t o f ul l y c om pr e he nd a ny e xpe r i e nc e w e c a n di e i ns t a nt l y a nd l a ugh a bout i t pr oc l a i m da ys a r e dom i na t e d by s e x, ve r bs r e d p a i nt w i t ne s s t he de a t h of a pr a yi ng m a nt i s a s br ow n w om e n f i na l l y t r e m bl e

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5 S P A D A F O R A S I C I L Y U pon c r os s i ng t he c r o w d e d pr om e na d e of a S i c i l i a n f i s hi ng vi l l a ge one e xpe r i e nc e s t h e m e t a m or phos i s of a ne i ghbor hood w i t h i t s c ol oni e s of w i l d, bl a c k ha i r e d w om e n i t s f a de d a r c hi t e c t ur e g ut t e d by s a l t i t s voi c e s s he phe r de d by w i ne a nd l a va i t s pa r a m e t e r s t r e t c hi ng t ow a r ds m ount a i n or c h a r d s a nd i t s a r om a of r e l i gi ous pe r s pi r a t i on, i nf e r na l pa s s i on a nd a nc i e nt ga s t r onom y by bl e s s i ng t he dor m a nt boa t s a nd de l i c a t e l y pus hi ng t h e s un be yond t he dyna m i c s of t he s e a

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6 T A B L E #8 S pl i nt e r s of t hought s s e e m i nde c e nt P a ddl i ng, s t a gge r i ng ba c k. H i s ga z e s t i t c he d ont o he r dr e s s H e f i ni s he s di nne r a nd r e m a i ns e v e r m or e f e e l i ng c om f o r t a bl y f a s c i na t e d.

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7 F A L L E N M y gr a pe ha r ve s t a pp e a r e d m e a ni ngl e s s U nt i l a m ong t he vi ne ya r d s knot t y r ui ns I f ound he r phos pho r e s c e nt s ki n, he r m i nd but t r e s s e d by N ove m be r s ge l i d ve i ns T o he r i nt e nt I kne w m y t hi r s t w a s i m m ut a bl y bound. S o I c r us h e d h e r body w i t h t he pha l l i c w e i ght of A ugus t t r ous e r s unbut t one d, s ki r t s r a i s e d by gyps y hym ns obj e c t s m os t ne c e s s a r y t o t he hour of m y bi r t h, t o dous e m y l i ps w i t h he r c a us t i c s a p. E ve r y gr a p e r e ve a l s a di f f e r e nt poi s on. E ve r y w om a n s t e m s f r o m a di f f e r e nt gr a p e

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8 F U G U E ni ght ha r ve s t s he r s c e nt unf ur l e d l i m bs : t he c a l l i gr a phy of s e duc t i on nom a ds w hi s pe r s i xt y ni ne bor de r s de r m a l c onc o r d e ve r y c r os s i ng a pa nt of e ne r gy e ve r y pe n e t r a t i on a l a c un a of r e f uge

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9 A N D T H E C O R R E S P O N D E N C E A M O N G O U R S E L V E S r e m a i ns a nonym ous w e a r e not bot he r e d by t h e f a c e s of f r a y e d w om e n w ho e s c a pe d t he w a s he d m i l i e u: m us t a c he s a nd a f t e r s h a ve w e a r e not bot he r e d by t h e s m e l l of or a ng e s onl y t he t a c i t ur n c a l l of d us t y f ur ni t ur e a nd l i f e s m ur de r i n s i l ve r f r a m e s t i ght e n our c ha i ns f or ghos t s ha ve a f a c i l e w a y of pe ne t r a t i ng our s oul 's c r a c k e d m or t a r t he y r e s t w i t hi n i nf l i c t a t e nde r i ns t a nt a nd e xi t onl y t o r e t ur n una nnounc e d ove r a nd ove r a nd ov e r

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10 P E D I G R E E D H A N D S T he ol d S i c i l i a n r e c a l l s A m e r i c a n s ol di e r s w ho t r a de d c i g a r e t t e s f or w i ne a nd t om a t oe s B a by f a c e d f r e e dom f i ght e r s w ho t r a f f i c ke d t he i r w a y i nt o he r i t a ge t a s t e d t he i r f a t he r s bur nt l a nd que nc he d m ot he r s h e a t o f pove r t y t ouc he d l i ve s w i t h pe di gr e e d ha nds unl i ke t he i r B r i t i s h c ount e r pa r t s w ho a ba ndone d t h e i r pr o m i s e s onc e t he t om a t oe s w e r e e a t e n a nd t he bot t l e s of w i ne e m p t i e d

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11 V A L K Y R I E T H I G H S E ve r yt hi ng be c om e s nu c l e a r . .c r ys t a l l i z e d . .f a c e t e d T he i m pa c t c a t a pul t s m e out of t he s e a t a nd ont o a m ount a i n of V a l kyr i e t hi ghs I m ho m e a ga i n I n t he di s t a nc e r a ve ns f e a s t on s c hool books a nd s ubur ba n gi r l s T he y c a nnot r un a nym or e L i s t e n t o t he ol d hous e s pe a k ge nt l y t o i t s i ns ol e nt dogs H e r e r e s t r i c t i ons a r e i nc om pr e he ns i bl e N ot e books a r e c ur r e nc y W ho c a n s a y t h e l e a s t e a r ns t he ne w e s t f a s hi ons W e e a t t om a t oe s be f or e t he y a r e g r e e n

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12 T H E O L D E S T H A N D S I N T H E W O R L D O n t hi s c ha i r a s I a m e ve r y m or ni ng, w a i t i ng f or t he c a ppuc c i no a nd b r i os c h t o a r r i ve a nd t he gi r l w i t h t he ol de s t ha nds i n t he w or l d, I s e ns e e xi l e i s a c i t y r e a r e d by e t e r n a l a r t i f i c e A l l s w e e t vi ol e nc e a nd t hought a nd r e pe t i t i on. B e yond w ha t hi s t or y ha s l e f t of t hi s t opogr a phy, t he c up i s w hi t e ne s s t he c of f e e br ow n s e m e n. M y f i r s t s i p m a ke s he r a p pe a r w i t h pr ov e nde r a nd s a nda l s f r om b e hi nd t he i ns i gni f i c a nt r ui ns B ut f or t he t i m e be i ng, r u i ns a r e e u c a l ypt us t r e e s A nd s he not a gi r l on he r w a y t o f e e d c hi c k e ns but a f a c e c onc e a l e d by d r i ppi ng ne t s D r e s s e d i n bl a c k s a i l s a nd ha i r dy e d a R om a n bl onde T he l i ps of he r s oul a r e b ur ni ng s a ge s I know H e r na m e I don t O nl y he r ha nds m a t t e r L a de n w i t h br oa c he d s c a r s t he y r e m i nd m e hom e i s w he r e c hi l dr e n s pr out i n r i ppl e d s oi l W he r e f oot s t e ps a r e m os a i c s of pos s i bi l i t y. T o go on. F i ni s h br e a kf a s t R e a d t he l i ne t ha t e nds i n G od s br e a t h. A ga i n.

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13 C I C A D A S I N T H E V A L L E Y O F T E M P L E S f or L P i r ande l l o O f f e r t he A kr a ga nt i ne m e n a n or i gi n of m ove m e n t a ne xus w i t h t he gl or i ous t e m pl e s w hi c h f i l t e r m o de r ni t y

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14 F O R E I G N P O L I C Y T he S i c i l i a n t he a t r e e r upt e d w i t h l a ught e r a s t he a t t r a c t i ve A m e r i c a n w om a n r e que s t e d a c a ppu c c i no a f t e r di nne r I n r e s pons e s h e r os e t o pi e r c e t he ga l l e r y of bl ood or a n ge s w i t h he r I t a l i a n m a d e s t i l e t t os

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15 W H E N S I G H T B E C O M E S U N B E A R A B L E S P R I N G 1945 M i l e s out s i de t he c a m p, t he ve r y l a s t c a t t l e c a r s t ood ye t t o be di s c ove r e d. I n i t m e n, w om e n, a nd c hi l dr e n, w ho ha d t or n e a c h ot he r s e ye s out s a t w i t h ope n w r i s t s l i s t e ni ng. T o w ha t ? B l ood dr yi ng a s t e a r s on unbl e m i s he d s ki n. B a r r e d s ha f t s of l i ght unhi ngi ng ga t e s A he a r t be a t I t s de c r e s c e ndo t o t he c oda s f i n a l not e : w he n s i ght be c om e s unb e a r a bl e t he voi c e of d a r kne s s i s t he hope i n e ve r y m ot he r s w om b.

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16 E I N E K L E I N E N A C H T M U S I K M y i nf a nt s on i s t he m oon H i s f a c e w i t h t he c r e s c e n t s m i l e S l e e p s m us i c r e nde r s us e qua l S oon, w e s ha l l da nc e i n t he m or ni ng f or e s t of ol i ve t r e e s

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17 E R O S I O N W he n t he c r i s i s of t he s e a a nnounc e s he r a nge r t he i s l a nd w om e n f a s t e n t he i r c l ot he s l i ne s ha ng us e d pa nt i e s f o r t he w i nd t o c a r r y t he i r s c e nt a c r os s t he t r i a ngul a r l a nd A nd a s t he s e a 's s pont a ne ous c a pi t ul a t i on a dj our ns a not he r c onque s t t he m e n i n t he m ount a i ns t ha nk t he i r s a i nt f or f e r t i l e l a nd a nd c ur s e t h e c oa s t a l w o m e n f or t he i r w r e t c h e d g a m e s

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18 V I S I T A F T E R A F A I L E D R E V O L U T I O N Y ou c a nnot s e e t he f a m ous w r i t e r T he pol i c e r e l oc a t e d hi m a nd ki s s e d hi m good bye a nd one of t he m k e pt on s a yi ng T e l l us about i t . .t e l l us about i t W hat do y ou do? I t hought w e m i ght al l be of t hat s om e t hi ng

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19 S I M I C S A R M Y O F S P I D E R S H e or de r s t he m t o hi s N e w H a m ps hi r e ba s e m e nt I t i s 1990. H e gi ve s no r e a s ons O nl y t he pr om i s e t o e nt e r t a i n w i t h m ot hs a nd f i r e f l i e s m a de f r om na i l s a l um i n um f oi l w i r e T he s pi de r s r e a l i z e po e t r y w r i t i ng s of f a l doe s n t s ui t da i nt y s t om a c hs A nd m a r c h t o s t a ge t h e i r gos s a m e r put s c h. H e a d t hr ow n b a c k. E y e s t r a m pl e d r a w S t r i ngi ng s e nt e nc e s on a ne c k of w a r S i m i c bl e e ds i n hi s s t udy H e a r s t he m h a i l hi s l e s i on. K not a r a c h ni d s na r e s C ha r t unt ol d f e s t i va l s i n honor of t he c oup d t a t A w ounde d pr e y, he s ha r e s t he i r vi s i on. T o s pi n a w e b of n a m e s T r a p s om e t hi ng s o i m m e ns e I t s e ve r y por e a c ount r y of l i ght

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20 V E N E T I A N D U E T w e s t e p ont o t he na r r ow br i dge s he l i f t s he r s ki r t s um m ons m e t o pl a y he r s uc c ul e nt vi ol i n dr a w m y t ongue s t i p a c r os s bl a c k s t r i ngs c om pos e t he s ona t a of a m i l l i on unbor n s i ns noc t ur ne s c i r c ul a t e a s t he e ve ni ng s i ghs t he a da gi o of e xe c ut i ons

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21 T I M E t he i r l a s t e m br a c e t o c ons e r ve t hi s m om e nt he i m a gi ne s t i m e a s a ka l e i dos c op e of l ove r s e ve r y a r t l e s s t ur n a ne w pos s i bi l i t y a s a c i r c l e e ve r y e m b r a c e i nf i ni t e i n i t s r e pe t i t i on e t e r na l r e c ur r e n c e of i m m ut a bl e ge s t ur e s one c a n l e t go a nd s i m pl y w a i t . i s di s c ont i nuous gl i m ps e s of t he s om e t i m e / t he i m pe ndi ng / t he s t e ps of t r a v e l e r s t he f i r s t t a s t e of l e m on i c e / t he num bne s s of ha nd s e ve r y e m b r a c e a f i l a m e nt of l i ght w i t hout qua l i t y hi s gr a s p r e s e m bl e s a dyi ng c hi l d l ove r s ne ve r l e a ve i nt e ns i t y di c t a t e s t he dur a t i on of e ve r y t ou c h a s r e f l e c t i on ba l l i s t i c s pr ope l l e d e m ot i ons ( m i r r or s popul a t e t he p a n or a m a a l l i s s ha r e d a t h ous a nd f ol d)

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22 e ve r y de p a r t ur e a bul w a r k of pa i n w i t hout m e m or y s he f a de s i nt o t he pul s e o f f or e i gn s c r i pt ur e s a s hi s e ye s s c a n p a ge s f o r t he f a m i l i a r e ve r y good by e i s de a t h w or l d w i t hout T i m e s t i l l l i f e of a f i na l ki s s a s w om a n ge nt l y he r a r m s w r e nc h a w a y t o a f ut ur e pa s t t he i r f i r s t c oi t us t he i r f i r s t e nc ount e r t he da y he r e ye s w i l l m e a n not hi ng t o hi m

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23 U N T I T L E D W ha t I e nj oy a bout c ha os i s t he gua r a nt e e of c r e a t i on T he r a pi d une xp e c t e d

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24 T R A K L S S E A S O N E ve r y i m a ge s e c r e t s i t s m os t ha unt i ng c onf e s s i on. H ow t o di s t i ngui s h be t w e e n voi c e a nd br e e z e i n t hi s l one l y s e a s on? T r a c e t he m a pl e s g r i e f or f ol l ow bl a c kbi r ds l a m e nt i nt o s pr i ng? W i t h f r i gi d ha nds br us hi ng a ga i ns t bur ni ng poppy f i e l ds A s e a t T he r e v e r i e of d e c a yi ng l a ught e r f r om s ol di e r s w i t h s ha t t e r e d m out hs A nd t he w a i t f or a s t r a ng e r s l os t s ha dow t o m uddl e t hi s a ut um na l f ol i a ge a s e ve ni ng gr e e t s a nc i e nt pi l gr i m s w hos e voi c e s onc e r e s t e d he r e t o j oi n t he di s c us s i ons of dr ow n e d c hi l dr e n.

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25 E V E R Y S O O F T E N r e m e m br a n c e a ppe a r s a r ound t he c o r ne r vi a a pi e c e of l i t e r a t ur e a f r e s hl y pi c k e d f r ui t a s c e nt e c ho of a n i nnoc e nt vi e w i t a pp e a r s a s a r e m i nde r : not hi ng i n our l i ve s e ve r di s a ppe a r s i t a l l m e r e l y l i nge r s f a c e l e s s he r e a nd t h e r e a nd e ve r y s o o f t e n i t knoc ks on your door s e e ki ng s he l t e r f o r t he ni ght

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26 L U L L A B Y V oi c e s t hr ough m y w i nd ow T he m yt h of gr a p e s c a c t i bur ni ng f ue l H e a dl i ght s t hr ough m y w i ndow P r ow l i ng S c i r oc c o w i nd t a ngo of r uf f l e d a s h. A t a m e d e ve ni ng d e pa r t s D a r kne s s l i t i n r e d A f r i c a n s a nd. I not i c e m y da ught e r 's s l um be r ous s m i l e C ough he a vi l y a c r os s w a t e r s F l a m e s r i s e t o de vour a h i l l a m i ds t t he S i c i l i a n ni ght

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27 S A M B U C A N I G H T I f e e l m os t a l i ve m i ngl i ng w i t h t he be a s t s a nd gi a nt s of t he m ount a i ns H e a r i ng t he f a nf a r e a nnounc i ng t he ba r ks of w i l d S i c i l i a n do gs

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28 T H E V O Y E U R O F P R E L A C H A I S E S ur r ounde d by m i dni ght s m ut e d a r c hi t e c t ur e ba r e f oot e d I s l i nk a c r os s c obbl e d w a l kw a ys qui e t l y obs e r ve s t ony m our ne r s unr ob e s c ul pt e d r e l i c s pl oddi ngl y s e e ki ng e nt r y pol i s he d s ki n i nva di ng c oc oons of de a t h I l i s t e n f or t he i r f i r s t s ha r e d br e a t hs a s t he y r e pos e by t he i r f r e t t e d de a d a nd onl y w he n m a r bl e l i p s s t r e s s br i t t l e bone do I a bs c ond t o ha unt t he ne xt s e pul c hr a l a c t ye t no a c t w i l l e ve r e c ho t he f i r s t s ha r e d b r e a t h t he m om e nt t he de a d l os t a l l r e gr e t s t he ni ght I s a w t w o a ng e l s m a ki ng l ove i n t he l i vi ng gr a s s

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29 W I T H F I O N A A G E 2, I N T H E G A R D E N Y ou e nj oy no e qua l s i n t he i nf i ni t e w or l d of p e r c e pt i on. R e c ogni z e t he r oot of a n a ppe a r a nc e a dva nc e w i t h c onf i de n c e a nd e a s e r e s pond t o i t s s m i l e s a s you t ur n t o be hol d m y i gnor a nt ga z e K now t ha t your e v e r y gl a nc e a s s e m bl e s m y r e uni on w i t h t he e s s e nc e of e xi s t e nc e m y r e t r e a t f r om t i m e a nd know l e dge : s c i e nc e o f l i f e s b a s t a r d p r oge ni e s

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30 P A T R I M O N I A L R E C I P E I s w or e n e ve r t o w e a r m y f a t he r s m a s k. Y e t I m e t i c ul ous l y pe e l a nd c ut t om a t oe s C r us h ga r l i c P l uc k ba s i l be nt l ow i n obs e r va nc e O ne by one P us h t he m of f t he pl a nk. I nt o t he f e r vi d bl onde o f ol i ve oi l S a l t P e ppe r D a s h of s ug a r T he n I s i t dow n a t t he t a b l e Y e l l a t m y c hi l dr e n f or b e i ng c hi l dr e n. I gnor e m y w i f e he r voi c e : t he s t e a m of boi l i ng w a t e r A nd w a i t f or t he p e r f e c t c ons i s t e nc y. A l de nt e T he c a l l ous c or e t ha t w e e ps w he n ove r c ooke d.

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31 4: 36 A M f o r G S m i t h T he poe t w ho f o r ge t s t o e a t w he n hi s l ove r s a r e a w a y s i t s up i n be d a nd i n s t a nt l y t e a r s of f hi s s ki n t o e xpl oi t r a w s e c ur e m o ve m e nt t ur ns f ondl e s he r w i t h da ngl i n g ne r ve s P ar don m e y ou m i nd a d r i nk ? N at ur e l l e m e nt t he W or d s a ys ( a f e w pubi c ha i r s s t i c ki n g t o t he bot t om of he r t ongue ) L e P ont M i r abe au i s ne v e r f ar H e f uc ks w i t h i nj ur i ous vi s i on.

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32 S P E E D O M E T E R N E E D L E F oot a nc hor e d, i t s he a d l a s he s pa s t l i t a ugur i e s G ove r ne d by e ye s f i r m t o e m br a c e t o f or ge a c a r bon f i be r s ki r t a r oun d t he ne a r e s t t r e e i t s s l a s h body, m ount e d by g f or c e s s uc c um bs t o a n i m pe t uous gr i n: a c c e l e r a t i on s bl a c kout H ood f ur r ow e d / C ha s s i s r i ve d / H e a dl i ght s c r a ne d M a n s i nve nt i on w hi c h m os t r e s e m bl e s a l i vi ng t hi ng be a r s t he s a m e f a t a l f l i c k e r a s our s ui c i d a l t ongue s a nt i c i pa t i ng t he m e t a l l i c s a v or of a .40 c a l i be r c oc k.

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33 W I T N E S S r e a l i z e t h e i na bi l i t y t o e m ul a t e t he ba s i c pa t t e r n he a r t he bl a t a nt s i l e nc e o f dyna m os f e e l t he w i l l 's s udde n s t i ng . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m om e nt s c a r ve d i n t r a ns i e nt s i l houe t t e s ve i l t he e ve ni ng's r e s t l e s s m i nds a n a c qui e s c e nt w a l k t ow a r ds a da r k r oom c a pt ur e s t he i m a g e of bl o ods hot e ye s s m i l i ng a t t he young m ot he r a nd he r gun

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34 W O O D O F S U I C I D E S D r op t hi s s oi l s odde n w i t h t or m e nt be f or e t h e s c a l pe l r a i n pe e l s your t w i ne d f i s t D r op i t by t he t hi c ke t w he r e you ki s s e d c hi l dr e n, dug your f i nge r s i nt o t he di r t bur i e d t he m w i t hout pr a y e r D r op i t M a r k t he c a us a l i t y of s i n, of f or gi ve n e s s a l ongs i de t he r i ve r P hl e ge t hon s s e e t hi ng m a e l s t r om i t s s pi r a l na r r a t i ve your ba r ke d s oul t ha t no l onge r s he l t e r s yo ur s c a r s

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35 E S C A P E A R T I S T M y m ot he r m i s s e d he r o w n f une r a l W hy or how s he di d i t i s a m ys t e r y. O r a f a nt a s y. I ba r e l y r e m e m be r T he bl ow of a bs e nc e t h a t s hut t he pr i e s t s voi c e l i ke a c hi l d s v e r y f i r s t ni ght m a r e T he l um p of a i r i n m y t hr oa t I kne a d e d unt i l i t be c a m e s m oke be c a m e b r e a t h. L a ngua ge n e s t l e d up a ga i ns t s i l e nc e A l una t i c s a s ha yi ng pa s t gr i nni ng, D oe s n t any one k now w he r e s he i s ? W ha t c a n I s a y? W e a l l m i s s e d i t A nd l e f t W e l l no w onde r s om e one m ut t e r e d on m y w a y pa s t t he hol y w a t e r She s a s ui c i de y ou k no w . and a w hor e Y e s I t hought N ot e v e n G od c an c r e at e a ne t w i t hout hol e s

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36 T H E A T R E D U G R A N D G U I G N O L F i f t y l i f e l e s s c ha r a c t e r s a ni m a t e d. T he a udi e nc e a s t oni s he d r e f l e c t e d upon t he pr e e m i ne nt i m por t a nc e : a c ur t a i n t ha t ne v e r f a l l s P e r f or m a n c e a nd t e r r or o f t e n c ont a i ne d a n unc ons c i o us e xi s t e nc e v ac uous e y e s nonc ha l a nt l y r i s i ng a bov e a ny gr e a t a nd de f i ni t e a c hi e ve m e nt w hi l e t he P l a ybi l l a t t e nde d a m e m or a bl e c e r e m ony : a w r i t e r s de at h f l ank e d by l anguage R e c e nt l y, t he s t a ge c onc e i ve d a s t r a nge r a s a g e m a t t e r s of oc c u l t i s m i n a n a t t e m pt t o s t i m ul a t e m a n's i nne r ne e d t o m ove t ow a r d a n a dd r e s s a bl e r e a l i t y. B ut t he a udi e nc e s t i l l be l i e ve d i n i m i t a t i on, not hi n g m or e . t he a ppl a us e r a uc ous

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A bout t he A ut hor D a ni e l P a nt a no i s a n a w a r d w i nni ng poe t t r a ns l a t or a nd e di t or o f s e ve r a l E ur op e a n a nd A m e r i c a n l i t e r a r y j o ur na l s ( H r t e r N i e de r ng as s e M .A .G ) O f S i c i l i a n a nd G e r m a n pa r e nt a g e he w a s bor n i n L a nge nt ha l S w i t z e r l a n d, i n 1976. H i s i ndi vi dua l w or ks ha ve be e n f e a t ur e d i n j our n a l s a nd a nt hol ogi e s i n E ur op e A s i a a nd t he U ni t e d S t a t e s H e l i ve s i n B r a ndon, F l or i da w i t h hi s w i f e a nd t w o c hi l dr e n.


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