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Ten Ways Of Going About Morning and Thoughts on Fragments

July 17, 2012

by Jill Jones

 

Ten Ways Of Going About Morning

1.
sometimes it’s fog / with the gone lamentations

2.
gunfire cracking glass — five shots / what worries, these

3.
sometimes bruises from the mugging / through zones once paths

4.
constant sun / if the things I know pass me

5.
more trolleys / how was it ever

6.
phone call / always some trouble

7.
teams of cockatoos / death and harvest, dust and iron

8.
zombie dreams / small glimmering gaps between messages

9.
green / et in arcadia ego

10.
singing up my sheep / a shimmer at the top of the room

 

Thoughts on fragments

Fragments that live in memory, forgotten
That revive themselves
Little half songs
Beautiful detritus

Un-half-recalled steps in word games
The present that’s gone
Returns


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Jill Jones (website, blog) has published six full-length books of poetry including Dark Bright Doors (Wakefield Press, 2010) and Broken/Open (Salt Publishing, 2005). She has also published a number of chapbooks including Senses Working Out (Vagabond Press, 2012) and Struggle and Radiance: Ten Commentaries (Wild Honey Press, 2004). A new full-length book, Ash Is Here, So Are Stars, is due in later in 2012. Her work is represented in a number of major anthologies including the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, ed. Nicholas Jose et. al. (Allen & Unwin, 2009) and The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry, ed. John Kinsella, 2009.

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  1. Anonymous
    July 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    It’s a bit like a work in progress but so is life

  2. Barbara LaMorticella
    January 29, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Jill Jones’ voice is so resonant and rich… listening to Ten Ways of Going About Morning an utter treat… & oh yes, the second poem worthy & beautiful detritus

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