TEXT poetry

 

Barbara De Franceschi


Dilettante

 

 

I am an unthing.
Non gender specific
in variable shapes –
hell,
purgatory,
paradiso.
I speak in textisms,
blend in a vague state,
there is no embarrassment
between the dullness
of expression laden with pique,
or a sanguine tongue that licks at canto.
Sometimes I drift on dragonfly wings,
settle on a grassy spear, 
iridescent
against the violet blooms.

There is language here
waiting to be defined
into movement and bouquet.

I am just beginning,
an adlib comment                   
devoid of organised speech.


 

Barbara De Franceschi is a poet who lives in the outback mining town of Broken Hill where she thrives on aridity and writing. Her work has been published in anthologies and journals in Australia and other places such as Ireland, Wales, USA, New Zealand and Switzerland. Barbara has two collections of poetry Lavender Blood (2004) and Strands (Island Press; 2009).
seraph10@bigpond.com

 

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TEXT
Vol 14 No 2 October 2010
http://www.textjournal.com.au
Editors: Nigel Krauth & Jen Webb
Text@griffith.edu.au