August 27, 2012 Wolf Cento

If you like reading poetry, like taking poems apart, would like to write your own poetry, but cannot write poetry, you can write a cento. What is a cento? It is that, and much more. You tell me. Here’s one by Simon Muench! Answers in next week’s issue. Winners to be announced via snail mail. -ed.

WOLF CENTO
Very quick. Very intense, like a wolf
at a live heart, the sun breaks down.
What is important is to avoid
the time allotted for disavowels
as the livid wound
leaves a trace      leaves an abscess
takes its contraction for those clouds
that dip thunder & vanish
like rose leaves in closed jars.
Age approaches, slowly. But it cannot
crystal bone into thin air.
The small hours open their wounds for me.
This is a woman’s confession:
I keep this wolf because the wilderness gave it to me.
-2011
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One response to “August 27, 2012 Wolf Cento

  1. Reader comment: Okay. I’ll bite:

    MONDAY’S VERSE CENTO

    Here’s something quite amazing:
    his name is an anagram for “O the odor, the reek!”
    his name is an anagram for “u a nerd, pablo,”
    his name is an anagram for “sees many a hue”

    Her name is an anagram for “Read in, enrich.” Good advice.

    -2012

    🙂

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