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Dan DisneyDan Disney teaches in the English Literature program at Sogang University, in Seoul. This year, his critical writing appears in Orbis Litterarum and Axon; co-translations appear in World Literature Today; book reviews appear in Antipodes and Verse; poems appear in Arc, The Warwick Review, Meanjin, and The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry. He recently returned from Ireland, which he visited under the auspices of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, and where he spent much of the time stumbling after villanelles across the drumlins of Monaghan.

 

 


 

 

as all children know, truth   is a snake eating its own tail

while householders whinny ethics across dining rooms of thought

and this might be the last thing that can be said

 

for any generalissimo inside a Behavior Army

                   critical-eyed amid the jaunty peasant societies (little shops, storytelling, pigs,

perhaps a bench)

and as all children know, truth   is self-polishing, a bust of bronze

 

shining a slew of reality across ancestral paths

                   where the dead pick turnips, shake-boned to narratives arriving by cartload

and this might be the last thing that can be said

 

dogs barking brio up their roads

to the next Command Centre, where gentlemen from the avant-garde critique cartoons

and as all children know, truth   is the future’s loudest part

 

where cats and physics momentarily freeze! (a place

afternoons can dull to screamed manifestos) and where pre-existence

might be the last thing that can be said

 

eyes bulging from inside cliché, where shadow

hurls grappling devices amid impedimenta buried by weather

and where, as all children know, truth   is a snake eating its own tail

this might be the last thing that can be said

 

 

 

Paris Review, Spring 2004, #169 (Paul Muldoon)

 

                           

 

©2015 Dan Disney

 

 

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Poems by Dan Disney in Foam:e

Essays and reviews by Dan Disney in Cordite Poetry Review

 

 

 

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