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The Literary Groong - 12/08/2007

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	VILAYETS OF VILIPENDS

	By Bedros Afeyan


	Letters do fly and words often fall
	Symbols crinkle, dissemble, crawl
	White canvas with dark jaunty jesters
	Lengthy islands chain, drum in sequins
	Shallow sea beds teasing, resisting villipends.

	Paws prance with Poe, pensive parapets
	Dream Pamphleteers, stretch vortices into hymns
	Poe Am I, Poe do I crave, poem ending mopes
	To follow vilipensive, jagged ornaments.

	With a breath recirculant, heating brass instrument caverns -- to sing,
	Like Delilah holding the severed head of an angel -- to dance,
	For the earth to move under this very pen, rearrange its ugliest sins,
	Abandon its stabbing instruments at the altar of a trembling virgin's  
	vitrine.

	Indigo halogen heroines followed the rhythms signaled by a welcoming river's skin
	Died abducted deaths, shrouded resolution, unspeakable in their genes
	While conquering mujahideen, thrust their swords as a bloodlust addict's fix
	Yet to manage maudlin mea culpae, fostering forgiveness, resuscitating a reprieve
	In the shadows of our ancient churches turned to barns
	Turned to tears, tearing at our seams.


	Bedros Afeyan
	12-2-2007
	Santa Fe, New Mexico


--
Dr. Bedros Afeyan is a theoretical physicist who works and lives in
the Bay area with his wife, Marine. He writes in Armenian and in
English and also paints and sculpts. Samples of his work can be found
on the web by clicking on his personal web pages at:
http://208.177.152.139/

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