Fall 2010 • Vol. XXXII No. 4 Poetry |

Name

as in this name unnaming its metrics, person's system of names for things (piano floating the ocean), not nominal, nor the face of a silver coin turned             over, self non sequitur . . . or yes-name, to conjure, to evoke a spirit, a place, free-falling fork-dark, swallow tail and turn, overture address that inverts redress, ours, (calling, calling) chewing it over,                         moniker, nomen, name, write them together, yours as fair a name; sound them, it doth become the mouth as well; weigh them, it is as heavy; conspire with them to name with purpose, postmarking history out of this, your personal outing for mere designation, namby-pamby, namely for pear, another nom de guerre, assumed name, "war name," in the combat-winter worn to find her,      every entrant into the French to assume this name, especially in the times of Chivalry, when knights were known by device of

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