Poetry

fearful symmetry (for Herbert Blau)

Photo by Lilian Laurence.
Photo by Lilian Laurence.
the lur

he’ll blare

the tabu
he’ll utter

the real
the tref
he’ll blur

the trull
the rabble
the heel
the hauteur
he’ll let

the threat
the bullet
the label
the rue
he’ll bear
the earth
the art
the truth

the bell
the rĂ¢le
the beat
alert
here he’ll–

ebb: at Lethe
a late blue tear
then tether taut

rare Herbert Blau
laureate Lear

the heart

he’ll halt

Omar Willey was born at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Seattle and grew up near Lucky Market on Beacon Avenue. He believes Seattle is the greatest city on Earth and came to this conclusion by travelling much of the Earth. He is a junior member of Lesser Seattle and, as an oboist, does not blow his own trumpet. Contact him at omar [at] seattlestar [dot] net