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THE SEER or HOW TO WRITE: David Meltzer (1937-2016)

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THE SEER
or HOW TO WRITE

 

for David Meltzer
1937-2016

In the beginning was breath
sounding in the throat.
Shells of words seethed,
breaking on meaning’s shore.

If at first you can’t write a line,
send for the juggler.
Read the menu and drool.
Something will come to you.

The moon turns to wax,
glowering over North Beach.
When I was a poet
I juggled glowing worlds.

Death, I lived to cheat.
In the beginning was a beat.


Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is a publisher, critic, eco-activist, and artist, but is best known as a poet. Spuyten Duyvil recently published his 12th book Triple Crown, Sonnets. Wright produces literary events in conjunction with his publication Live Mag!.

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