Ouvroir De Litterature Potentielle: Two Poems

15 Jul

for Raymond Queneau


Or only one after the other?
a virgin was in fact the
mother of the Christ,
voyaging out altogether
recently while staying.

Rivers (I’ve seen some
rivers in foreign
countries) of time
because the world was
full of men at
sundown predisposed
to something of

I recognized a woman
by the softness of
her lips, into a
barborous patois-
remove- return home
for the disheveled
embraces, drinking,
everyone and the
earth like us and
whose face happened
to be on a level
with ours.

Listen to you. It
got late, I watch
the caterpillars.


I thought about numbers
a great deal- the
memories each one
before she could move.
It reduces me to tears
quicker than anything
else in time.

Referred to as his
aquarium- a bedroom-
though to cleave the
very constellations
there was nothing to
stop me from constantly
being unpleasant:
under return in three

Roar with laughter
because elicit information
from events would unfold
in the workmen’s peaceful-
purporting to have met me
at some function or
another- original of
these adventures take
place at night,
truth to what we’ve

A terrain with the act
in which a body

Note: this poem was created in response to a prompt at dVerse- Poets Pub


6 Responses to “Ouvroir De Litterature Potentielle: Two Poems”

  1. brian miller July 15, 2012 at 6:58 am #

    ha…i enjoy reading you matt…you make me think as i peel back the layers on your riddle….i can relate to the stanza of recognizing women and drinking in the world all that is on our level….nice extended allusions to the christ as well…the three days later on and the rising…

    • mattspotentialpoetry July 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      Brian, thanks, brother, preciate the kind words, and I am uber glad you enjoyed peeling back the layers on this French inspired riddle. I am also glad that you could relate to that stanza, and that you were able to glean the extended allusions to the story of Jesus Christ. Peace.

  2. ManicDdaily July 15, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    I recognize a woman by the softness of her lips – this and many other good lines. k.

  3. Claudia July 15, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    heck..not sure if i’m really getting what is going on but def. enjoyed how you put layers upon layers here and each has a bit of a different texture and emotion

    • mattspotentialpoetry July 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

      Claudia, don’t worry sometimes I’m not sure I get what is really going on, but that still doesn’t stop the creative act! As for the layers upon layers I really did try to make Queneau posthumously proud, and nigh drove myself crazy in the process. Haha

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