1
benevolent urge of exuberance.
– IMPACT;
matters profusely.
gewgaw tinkle:

 

…. cord – squeezed and twisted…

 

bottom – crushed,
pumps smoke.
squashing sinew….
….: WHUD: wad-wad
sawtooth-sine afore eyes
shredding gaudy tidbits

 

soup moment….
whistle

 

***
2
soft sounds meant to evoke lapping waves
sustained, single notes – imitate whalesong
whistle
frantic hits of cymbals
bass plunks – faster and faster.

 

passion tickles
twist on a twist

 

chicken vindaloo,
rice pilau,
papadums,
bhindi bhaji,
Bombay aloo,
stuffed paratha

 

(Giggles in Darkness)

 

***
3.
36-24-36

 

Finger pointing

 

ONE and TWO and one two three | ONE and TWO and one two three…
swoop
tick tock…
Chin-stroking
white, nonexistent, and white
balloon  flies away

 

TA TA TA TA TA DI DI DI DI DI TA TA TA TA TA DI DI DI DI DI
doobeedoobeedoopdoopdoop
(“in 9/8 time.”)
tinkling zillions
– ferocious
WHACK
plonk

 

001000010001110100 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No

 

-3,600)))
-2,800)))
-18,200)))

 

Spark

 

***
4.
Oop

 

abc…
Back
No
Bee Bleep – Sea Sooth – Bead blink
Big Birds color
Dims…

 

Dreaming

Kiss
Number 8
Beam Salmon at the lions mouth

 

Whales
Whistle
Wrecks?

 

Flies at 49th
Seven
…Hot ……

 

No = Any
Ook. pick:
– Piss
– Vinegar
– Zinc
– Rye

 

Stumble at 222’s
“Them – Gloria”
Water Wild
– Zed
– Fish
– Hooch
– Oka Eye eye

 

Y??

 

Yank
Zut!
Zzzzzzzz … …

 

***
5.
cramped fragments
stir
transmuted.

 

Ah…
beating silence –
still…;
laughter lashing breeze –
strokes emptiness.

 

evokes itch – haunting.
Hiss, shepard tone drill – ….

 

boring.

 

teardrop
fluttering against
the sulk sap;

 

utter dry sigh…
palm clenched, trembing
– raining excessively,

 

oof.

 


Volodymyr Bilyk is a writer, translator from Ukraine. His works include: visual poems in the series This is Visual Poetry (2013), CIMESA (2013), Casio’s Pay-Off Peyote (2013), SCOBES (2013), THINGS (2014), Laugh Poems (2014), Vispo Ay Ai Ay (2014), “To When Tea Ties Hence to Wank It Too” / “Eminent Means of Basil Dado Hem-Welt” in The Chapbook 5 (2015), “Heartbeat, Footclick, Machine Gun Vocalizes” (2016), Understanding (of language) are not enough (2016).

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