Power. A Poem By Robin Ouzman Hislop

 
 
People, pictures, patterns stacked
in this traffic jam of time –
 
The tyranny history –
marionettes in painted fields
 
Time is mind, a landscape
money buys, sells as properties
properties mind can never know.
 
An oracle of echoes

 
Here, now in time’s traffic jam
where all landscapes blend
fold into the silences of spaces
unleashed in fatality.

 

Robin Ouzman Hislop was an Editor at the 12 year running on line monthly poetry journal Poetry Life & Times, now at Artvilla.com, as its Editor. He has made many appearances over the last years in the quarterly journals Canadian Zen Haiku, including In the Spotlight Winter 2010 & Sonnetto Poesia. Previously published in international magazines, his recent publications include Voices without Borders Volume 1 (USA), Cold Mountain Review, Appalachian University N Carolina, The Poetic Bond Series, available at The Poetic Bond and Phoenix Rising from the Ashes an Anthology of Sonnets. He has recently completed a volume of poetry,
All the Babble of the Souk , publication now available. He is currently resident in Spain engaged in poetry translation projects.
 
 
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Robin Ouzman Hislop, Publisher of Poetry Life and Times and Artvilla’s Poetry Editor

 

Robin Ouzman Hislop was editor of the 12 year running on line monthly poetry journal Poetry Life and Times from 2005, previously edited by Sara Russell, after its closure in 2008, he joined with Dave Jackson editor/admin as co editor at  https://motherbird.com & Artvilla.com  in 2013 & now edits both Poetry Life and Times  with its Facebook page  PoetryLifeTimes .

He’s been previously published in a variety of international magazines, which include Voices without Borders Volume 1 (USA), Cold Mountain Review, Appalachian University N Carolina, The Poetic Bond  series and  an Anthology of Sonnets Phoenix Rising from the Ashes. His publications include All the Babble of the Souk and Cartoon Molecules collected poems and Key of Mist the recently published Tesserae translations from Spanish poets Guadalupe Grande and Carmen Crespo 

visit Aquillrelle.com/Author Robin Ouzman Hislop for more information and reviews, him performing some of his work at  Performance (University of Leeds) and his latest volume of collected poems at Next-Arrivals

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End Game. A Poem by Robin Ouzman Hislop

Robin

 

i.)
 
Is the plot,
at my window with a broken wing.
 
ii.)
 
Time unreal,
to the last syllable of recorded time.
 
iii.)
 
That is the question,
to quantum or not to quantum, mind.
 
iv.)
 
Race against extinction,
a computer brain outside time without extension.
 
v.)
 
Before the apocalypse,
a history of births and deaths and trinkets of fame.
 
vi.)
 
To mimic or simulate,
A multiverse machine, the name of the game, bring it on.
 
vii.)
 
Time real, Newton and Einstein
out of sync, motion observed from a position of rest.
 
viii.)
 
Onto an indeterminate future,
Consciousness, particle physics, the genome and time real.
 
ix.)
 
End game is the name of the game,
space quartered in the loop of quantum gravity.
 
x.)
 
Time real,
at my window with a broken wing.
 

 

Robin
Edited by Robin Ouzman Hislop


Robin Ouzman Hislop Editor of the 12 year running on line monthly poetry journal
Poetry Life & Times. (See also its Wikipedia entry at Poetry Life and Times). He has made many appearances over the last years in the quarterly journals Canadian Zen Haiku, including In the Spotlight Winter 2010 & Sonnetto Poesia. Previously published in international magazines, his recent publications include Voices without Borders Volume 1 (USA), Cold Mountain Review, Appalachian University N Carolina, Post Hoc installed at Bank Street Arts Centre, Sheffield (UK), Uroborus Journal, 2011-2012 (Sheffield, UK), The Poetic Bond II & 111, available at The Poetic Bond and Phoenix Rising from the Ashes a recently published Anthology of Sonnets: Phoenix Rising from the Ashes. He has recently completed a volume of poetry, The World at Large, for future publication. He is currently resident in Spain engaged in poetry translation projects.
 
 
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