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Ed Markowski—15 Poems Lilliput Review, #172

Ed Markowski’s keeps saying it without words in this, Don Wentworth’s, latest (December, 2009) Lilliput Broadside, 16 pages, 15 poems…for only one dollar in the publisher/poet’s begging bowl…
so much silence, so much light…

nothing
much
to
say
but…

–norbert blei

the scarecrow’s sutra

to
become

a
buddha

become
a

crow
become

a
scarecrow

become
corn

silk
woven

into
wind.

 

storefront church
no one has
a hat to pass

 

atheist’s funeral (an eight word story)

in the dead man’s lapel,
a plastic rose.

[from Ed Markowski-15 poems, Lilliput Review #172, December 2009, Price: $1.00 Don Wentworth, Editor, 282 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201]

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for this Norb, much appreciated … Ed is one of the very best. Don

  2. It requires great art to say so much, with so little words.
    I am an expansive writer (blow hard?) I comfort myself
    that so was Faulkner, the first Tom Wolfe, and James
    Joyce. There is room for both kinds of writers I guess,
    but those of few words with great meaning, quiet our
    souls and made us think deeper.

  3. These are great. I’m buying it now. Much to be learned from the spaces between words. –Peter

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