Unusual Wind

                   Where music’s sound, it would also be pauses, and continue on into ground and the sky, its molecular chemistry dispersing.

            Winds that sweep in from conservatory chambers and mechanical farms resonate with seawater churns and assembly-line crude, with shared breath scouring its iron kettle where astringent money’s burned.

            Gusts of instrumental arrangements spike and eddy, turning with vapors and fractal dusts. At the city limits, they decelerate, in spins off the genome, with lessons dreamed up into a thunderhead.

            Where denial of climatology goes off, nailing up demands on glass emergency doors, its pouring blouses and permanent-pressed integers are nevertheless harbored on the science of shoes and advancing yields.

            Stravinsky continues between generations, restoring refined forces in splits of the riverous continuum. The ancient cave-wall auroch painted in blood under Europe leans on hemoglobin production in bones.

            Wild coastal spits with their meanings probe for inland rock of sturgeon frontiers still on the move, in the deep from centuries back, while inoculated upright ape populations on Earth overflow.

            Sea-pumped mountainous winds go on, turning the sky on its turbines. The more people who show up, the more who’ll be swept onto a future stage to practice what hasn’t been seen.

 

James Grabill

About James Grabill

James Grabill’s poems have appeared in numerous periodicals such as The Oxonian Review (UK), Stand (UK), Magma (UK), Toronto Quarterly (CAN), Harvard Review (US), Terrain (US), Seneca Review (US), Urthona (UK), kayak (US), Plumwood Mountain (AUS), Caliban (US), Spittoon (US), Weber: The Contemporary West (US), The Common Review (US), and Buddhist Poetry Review (US). His books include Poem Rising Out of the James Grabill’s recent work is online at the Buddhist Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Terrain, Urthona (UK), Shenandoah, The Oxonian Review (UK), Stand (UK), East West Journal, The Common Review, Toronto Quarterly, Elohi Gadugi, Oxonian Review (UK), Plumwood Mountain (AUS), Caliban, Spittoon, Weber: The Contemporary West, and many others. His books include Poem Rising Out of the Earth (1994) and An Indigo Scent after the Rain (2003), both from Lynx House Press. Wordcraft of Oregon has published his new project of environmental prose poems, Sea-Level Nerve: Book One, 2014 (available online -http://www.0s-1s.com/poetry-shelves/sea-level-nerve), Book Two, 2015 (now available). A long-time Oregon resident, he teaches 'systems thinking' and global issues relative to sustainability.
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