Thursday, November 4, 2010

Three poems by Felino Soriano

Approbations 609

—after Ben Allison’s Respiration

At rest
of the waking moments provide
awakening gatherings of violet burnt orange
an autumnal avalanche
of glass’
responsories tissue thin physicality, this
brand of motional outbursts
ambulatory heaves of wind’s
breathy mathematics
catches maze of web’s
noon warmth (causational embrace, emphatic)
and thus
believes in the vibratory existence
heaving mood and deliberate evidential series
collaborates as now’s version of elite


Approbations 610
—after Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Introspection

Cleaved to the spiritual
predicated psyche architects

versions of the mind’s valiant forms of opened

alone | together

with the self’s primal
hankering to understand
shapes of questioning vernacular
holding and
interpreted as whole
and held
beneath reflection’s guise of
delving into skeletal depth
of the mind’s anecdotal freedom.


Approbations 611
—after McCoy Tyner’s Search for Peace

Beneath disparate cultivations

the cold
sword-edge metallic spine of a rock’s
numeric otherness
can then peace remain
though forgotten the body-rock’s needs to
socially associate with human hand
to the heave of wish-making
absence though hope was the curved fathom
relying on return to
open wound of catastrophe’s
for heal, such innate
multilayered heal.

Author bio:

Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974), is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults. He has authored 32 collections of poetry, including “Construed Implications” (erbacce-press, 2009) and “Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs” (Calliope Nerve Media, 2010). His poems have appeared at Calliope Nerve, Unlikely 2.0, BlazeVOX, Metazen, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He edits & publishes Counterexample Poetics, an online journal of experimental artistry, and Differentia Press, dedicated to publishing e-chapbooks of experimental poetry. In 2010, he was chosen for the Gertrude Stein "rose" prize for creativity in poetry from Wilderness House Literary Review. Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences. His website explains further: Felino Soriano.

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