Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Three Poems by Felino A. Soriano

from Quintet Dialogues: translating introspection

Of trumpet


spoken glass this dancing
angled area
                                gregarious aspects                    wholeness now more whole
dedicated showering shine
scraped but bountiful
beautiful language of shards
detecting multiple


calibrating balanced sighted versions of
fractioned momentum of sight



                      as the many leave their elongated fingers’
incorporated identities
softened by the years’ pivoting meaning turning
toward the introverted message of self and the ongoing

                                   against (as with struggling bodies)
                                                        and perception’s
these philosophies and augmentations of thought’s

organic impulsive causation


                                              prior emblems lost in the language|s of rain

        silver-silk mimesis                   of the elder woman’s curls
mimicking shadow’s transparent realness                :                       alone

temporal advances mislead
forgotten indentations of stopped spatial               collisions
awaiting identifiable
physiognomy yet/not

the fraction of whole adulthood
hankering return of the tail of an echo’s
kaleidoscopic truancy

Felino A. Soriano has authored nearly five dozen collections of poetry, including Extolment in the praising exhalation of jazz (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2013), the collaborative volume with poet, Heller Levinson and visual artist, Linda Lynch, Hinge Trio (La Alameda Press, 2012) and rhythm:s (Fowlpox Press, 2012). He publishes the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Differentia Press. His work finds foundation in philosophical studies and connection to various idioms of jazz music. He lives in California with his wife and family and is the director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities. For further information, please visit

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