a note from the poet

Bernard believes expression should not be inhibited by form and reflect honestly, though enjoying a wide scope of appreciation for the many shapes the art provides, it is a personal mandate of his to increase readership for contemporary poetry by encouraging more organically formed and conversational text that reacts to and captures everyday events. He is the founder of two online sites, 'The Ink Blot' and 'The Cartier Street Review' where artists can submit their contemporary art and poetry for publication and feedback.

Bernard Alain has been published and/or featured in a few online journals recently such as the Orange Room Review, Madswirl, Pirene's Fountain, Mississippi Crow Magazine/RiverMuse Press, International Poet, The World Poets Society Electronic Catalog, Bywords, Bywords Quarterly Journal, Smoking Book and others with an upcoming publication in Wood Coin.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

feral domain

poem: Bernard Alain
narration: Bo Digi/Fx
Music: MIDI adaption to Steve Elliot's Green in Blue

a sophistocrat baby
a vile whore tangling you tangling me
talkin bout the real thing
burninin out on probability
feasting like a carnivore
on wee you wee me

and all that mumbo jumbo
from high falutin'
mind pollutin'
esoteric fact disputin'
dances on your
head like a charlatan
sophistocrats baby
tangling you tangling me

they ain't Nero but the colosseum growin
the lions roamin
the victims showin
don't be waitin for the real thing baby
gonna spit out your bones
gonna spit you out
feast on you
like a carnivore

you can ask joy, shit ain't happenin,
the inlaws a bitch,
the ex complainin,
neurally protrusive those jangling veins
throb maniacally
drive me insane

what comes around goes around,
so don't be waitin
the lions'll die when the meats all taken,
gonna eat themselves, eat themselves alive

sophistocrats baby

feasting like a carnivore
on old bones
gonna spit you out
when they're done

Shopping Mall Playland

This is one of Don Schaeffer's most recent posters, the text is hard to read so I have typed it out for you below:

Shopping Mall Playland

even mid-winter light
is rosey and deep
in the place
where shapes
don't challenge

small globular people
roll on orbular color
under mild eyes
floating on
flowing songs.

Diane Recapitulated

Above is a poster selected from the upcoming 'The Notes of a Digital Ghost' collection by Don Schaeffer, the words on the poster are hard to read in this resolution so I have provided the text below:

Diane Recapitulated

So heavy 
when she lifts herself 
from the electric 
legs into a flesh and blood chair. 

"This damn corpus," came 
into my mind from hers. But then 
her face opened at the corners of her broad mouth, 
like a deep Irish red-head. 

And she could dance 
memories of Diane 
next door in our Pennsylvania days, 
before we found paradise.

*Don's blog is listed on the right along with some other favorites.