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No poet can survive without Rothenberg’s anthologies…but not enough attention has been given to his liquid silver locks.



from “Child of an Idumean Night” (1968)



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I, the fat god

I, the good gardener



Deposit me in your heart

& go to war gaily

Be a singer to Philistia

& carry an American flag

to the border



O Jerusalem

O city of mechanics



Covered with hair of fire

Beard against beard

A row of tigers stands there



Be holy, I say

Write on water

Become the first architect, be

Father of your race



& let men fuck your beard



hair collection site: home of Hiromi Ito & Harold Cohen, Encinitas, CA

date: March 25, 2012

No poet can survive without Rothenberg’s anthologies…but not enough attention has been given to his liquid silver locks.

from “Child of an Idumean Night” (1968)

1

I, the fat god

I, the good gardener

Deposit me in your heart

& go to war gaily

Be a singer to Philistia

& carry an American flag

to the border

O Jerusalem

O city of mechanics

Covered with hair of fire

Beard against beard

A row of tigers stands there

Be holy, I say

Write on water

Become the first architect, be

Father of your race

& let men fuck your beard

hair collection site: home of Hiromi Ito & Harold Cohen, Encinitas, CA

date: March 25, 2012

Posted on April 6th, 2012
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