Surreal Poetry by richard lynn livesay

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Letters and words, the cottage cheese of curds

Bounce like static in a haunted attic

Swirling in symphonies like Wolfgang’s art

Defining surreal while shopping Wall Mart


A million to one, poets craving the sun

Writing of kittens and peaches with fuzz

A menagerie of thoughts, inked to enthrall

The merchants of word, lining the wall


In a pure state of anarchy, self, reigns

Dark and light reach the soul’s whispers

Organic machinations with no forwarding address

Cry of the beloved madness of eternity, redressed


Journeys through the underworld to see light

Visions of buffalos, praying at Lourdes

A juxtaposed dream, dreaming a dream

Subconscious therapy releasing steam


I saddle my horse with an egg in my mouth

To see which came first, the chicken or mouse

No end to the rabbit-hole, just ask Carroll

And Andre’s manifesto will soon ring a bell


Beneath the ivy halls of laws and pain

There creeps a shadow of eccentricity

Where form is an option and never appears

A sequence of sailing through laughter and tears


As Will Alexander explains:


“like a weakened neutron egg

its fissioning petrol mirages like spirals of irregular hunting geese  

flying through flames of ulcerated smoke & gargantua

hissing a blank imperial greenness

rising above dense jetties of cobras”












About the Author ()

RICHARD LYNN LIVESAY - Poet/Artist•Born 1943 Lubbock, Texas, lives in Greenville, SC• Education: U. of Ariz., Lubbock Christian College, Texas Tech U.• Careers: Art, Medical, Transportation, Entertainment• Curr

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