White Whale Review: An Online Literary Magazine Untitled Document
Allan Peterson
Allan Peterson's latest book is As Much As from Salmon Press, Ireland. Other books are All the Lavish in Common (2005 Juniper Prize), and Anonymous Or (Defined Providence Prize 2001) and five chapbooks, most recently Omnivore, winner of the 2009 Boom Prize from Bateau Press. His website is here.
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Allan Peterson



There is order out of chaos, and there is order


out of another order, so agree physicists


and demons from the sculptured capitals of Vézelay


put there by fears of the fearful for their souls,


an additional illusion like additional lives


and spontaneous lizards from fires.


And we know white space is neither and the page,


skin really, only appears to be pulp and chlorine,


that words can bend light, and one whiff of alphabet starts it.





Copyright © Allan Peterson. White Whale Review, issue 4.2

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