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The ode at the gate of the gathering (2011)

by John Wilkinson

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Its twitchy lucubrations sparked by a passage of transformations found in Zhuangzi, the chapter Zhile or ‘Happiness Attained’, John Wilkinson’s poem Ode at the Gate of the Gathering writhes between states of being under pursuit by a malign, cleaver-wielding cook. Which cut will make the final rush? Which bug has eyed its chop? What face shall I peel off or puts me on today? Why did the dromedary go missing? These and other pressing matters are now brought to book, to this impasse, and handsomely so, pressed at the time of maximum axial tilt in the earth’s circuit. By such contingency may you, gentle reader, unsleeve and under cover of darkness give the slip to your enjoining and its bloody managers. [ http://www.craterpress.co.uk/ ]
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