Poetry George Mattingly Breathing Space

ISBN 13: 9780912652115

Breathing Space

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9780912652115: Breathing Space

Poems, prose poems, prose transcriptions of dreams-- George Mattingly's work is beyond categories and follows the surrealist dictum 'astonish me.'

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Goodbye Sonnet

Outside cool July half an hour from morning
Charlie sends love from Salt Lake / Aretha Franklin fills the room
& distant trucksounds give life a constant disguise....
Smoke occurs to the plant by the clock:
It's a thought : smoke : to the plant : are my thoughts that
real? Orange drink, for instance, results from
the planter's affection for sharkskin, a few oranges,
& lots of chemicals, with thoughts of their own.

Birds plant their wings in the sun,
Roberto Clemente goes to sleep in the sea.
I dream I am dreaming but everything's real,
the snow on TV & the pictures of you left in me,
though maybe the real you's got your thumb out by now,
in the hamburger storms that drench America with identical details.

Review:

"Breathing Space, like all magic, is a source of fresh air," -- Jack Marshall, Poetry Flash 34, 12/75

"He lyrically scoops up no matter what information that crosses his antennae and makes comedy across the air waves. It's both electronically lyrical and funny." -- San Francisco Review of Books, 1975

If John Wayne were a poet and slightly flipped out -- you might come up with this. -- Bookpaper 1975

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George Mattingly
Published by Blue Wind Pr (1975)
ISBN 10: 091265211X ISBN 13: 9780912652115
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