Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Approbations 212 by Felino Soriano

—after Dexter Gordon’s Don’t Explain

A whisper untangles,
as if each worded infant
crawls toward relevant freedom.
The dark is outward, a mother’s
hold, violently in love
until aged enough, child,
roams into existential awareness,

A local voice, dreaming portion
resting—holding onto juxtaposed
concepts: bury, run, the irony
alive burns trails but
bruises only half of a loving,
distant expedition.

Felino Soriano, California, USA


Crafty Green Poet said...

Felino Soriano (California) is a philosophy student and case manager working with developmentally and physically disabled adults. He is the author of two chapbooks "Exhibits Require Understanding Open Eyes" (Trainwreck Press, 2008) and "Feeling Through Mirages" (Shadow Archer Press, 2008), as well as an e-book "Among the Interrogated" (BlazeVOX [books], 2008). A chapbook is also forthcoming "Abstract Appearance Reaching Toward the Absolute" (Trainwreck Press, 2008). The juxtaposition of his philosophical studies with his love of classic and avant-garde jazz explains his poetic stimulation. Website: www.felinosoriano.com

Gordon Mason said...

Another wonderful poem of drama to music.

John said...

A deep, insightful, inward-thinking poem. Thanks for sharing this!

Crafty Green Poet said...

updated bio:

Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974), is a case manager and advocate for
developmentally and physically disabled adults. He has authored 29
collections of poetry, including "Construed Implications" (erbacce-press,

2009) and "Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs" (Calliope Nerve

Media, 2010). His poems have appeared at Calliope Nerve, Unlikely 2.0,
BlazeVOX, Metazen, Otoliths, and elsewhere. He edits & publishes
Counterexample Poetics, an online journal of experimental artistry, and
Differentia Press, dedicated to publishing e-chapbooks of experimental
poetry. In 2010, he was chosen for the Gertrude Stein "rose" prize for
creativity in poetry from Wilderness House Literary Review. Philosophical

studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz
explains motivation for poetic occurrences. His website explains further: