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                     OCTOBER ECHOES (2021)
                                            OCTOGENARIANANTICS
                                                                                             JACK FOLEY, CALIFORNIA
                  Toulouse,  the  earth  is  slow,  wait  for  snowing;  Toulouse,  your  wife  is  fate,
                  your  mate,  your  wife;  grieve  the  ends  you  sloughed,  far  greater  sloughing;
                  grind your hand more,
                  gnome, the barge is death––

                  And  on  the  pillows  of  the  birth  half  floundered,  wit,  to  wit  Con's  sense,
                  unfurled is ending-––din's disguising, hands, our shivers show.

                  ...

                  (I am an echo

                  of these words
                  first read in childhood

                  understood as ecstasy:

                  listening, I get them wrong.)




                  ***






                  MICHAEL McCLURE (October 20, 1932)



                  THE DAY/BIRTHS:


                  Michael  McClure  (pride  of  Marysville,  Kansas),  Jean  Nicholas  Arthur

                  Rimbaud,  Charles  Edward  Ives,  Sir  Christopher  Wren  (Saint  Paul’s

                  Cathedral), Phillip Glenn Whalen (Beat & Buddhist), Olive Thomas (Olivia R.
                  Duffy,  accidentally  poisoned  herself  at  25),  Jelly  Roll  Morton  (Ferdinand

                  Joseph  LaMothe,  possible  inventor  of  jazz),  Robert  Pinsky,  Snoop  Dogg

                  (Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.), Tom Petty (Thomas Earl Petty), Stanislaus I.

                  Leszczyński (King of Poland), The Báb (Siyyid `Alí Muhammad Shírází), John

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