Tuesday, April 16, 2013

from Quintet Dialogues: translating introspection by Felino Soriano

Of piano


i’ve queried acclimation:

                                                            upon turned speculation
                                                when or thus
do anecdotes remake definitions

into vertical cylinders
capturing steps into worded affirmation

                                                                                    building in the fashion hands
escape trusted meaning, altering its foundational clarity and
becoming existence of the otherness
involving aged acceleration?


randomness induces circular meaning when
knowledge is the supposed subtraction absence
entails amid thorough-mirror recollection
relapsing into whole of the meander then
entailing newness as a smiling momentum to
understanding the knowledge is borrowed from
the echo resting atop the eye’s verbal praise


in this morning’s desolate desire                                 what was diligent in the prior manifestation of

such instant mouth remained
                        intertwining hustle of wind then hand-wrapping contour

(imagine ability’s examination of incoming valuation)

            isolation encompassed the closed window and haze of rainy fingertips 

Author bio:

Felino A. Soriano has authored nearly five dozen collections of poetry, including the collaborative volume with poet, Heller Levinson and visual artist, Linda Lynch, Hinge Trio (La Alameda Press, 2012) rhythm:s (Fowlpox Press, 2012), and Quartet Dialogues(white sky ebooks, 2012). He publishes the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Differentia Press. His work finds foundation in philosophical studies and connection to various idioms of jazz music. He lives in California with his wife and family and is the director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities. For further information, please visit www.felinoasoriano.info.

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