Friday, May 29, 2009

Sawako Nakayasu’s hurry home honey

It’s easy to look upon love poems with suspicion, but there’s something different in Sawako Nakayasu’s hurry home honey: Love Poems 1994-2004 (Anyart, Providence: Burning Deck, 2009). I have to admit I’ve never heard of Nakayasu before, but apparently she is the author of a number of previous trade books, including So we have been given time Or (Verse Press, 2004), Nothing fictional but the accuracy or arrangement (she (Quale Press, 2005) and Texture Notes (Letter Machine, 2009), as well as a series of translations from Japanese into English. Who is this Sawako Nakayasu?

Hard balcony on the pleasure continuum

falls off the fallen off

with a slightly bounding architecture

gives way to a pleased to be loneliness

fallen neck, out

between given off by a difference to difference

a truce between
here and there

pleased to be trailing a length of red

light jumpiness of tongue

it’s getting to be yes
it’s getting

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