Two Poems, by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino.
for Dr. Craig A. Martin
circle, from a tree
a palm, a chin, a knee, a trousers
rolled at the ankle, is stepping
a long remain, or welcome
feelings of greeting, and fear
in alarm, or leap or certificate
trying and unable
a lilt in theme, the addition of a scarf
out of August, roughly
in aptitude, in hand, taken, in hand
A gesture, or song, dividing oranges
An open shirt. An open pocket.
and that it may, falls, go on
the one to revolve upon the other.
Passing, go on
and here reverses.
Are so to pass or call or day, are lines
no longer to be called
are so to speak, and write
or so to draw a woman
a voice, a personality, a style of dresses
of new acquaintances and of places.
falls outside, are difficult to call
to land the one upon the other
passing, go on
and that it may, in all reverses
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino was born in Greenwich Village, New York, and was raised in both the city and in the country across the Hudson River in New Jersey. He was educated at home, eventually to enter Fordham University where he received a degree in philosophy. His poetry and prose have appeared in print in Barrow Street, The Germ, jubilat and in Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics and online at GAMMM, Onedit, Pindeldyboz, In Posse Review, 5_Trope and at Xcp: Streetnotes. His interview with the English writer Colin Wilson is online at The Argotist Online. He lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where he edits the online poetry journal, eratio, and works as a private docent.
This is his first appearance in Offcourse.
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