A note for reading poetry



For instance, this simplistic example: A black and white image of Bela Lugosi as Dracula, colored yellow, appears within a New Concrete poem and next to it is drawn, in supermarket magic marker, a painful letter O. How to read it? A New Concrete improvisational translation might be:
I am enNuNciating the Sea of yellow Dracula’s o. OH Belle Bella Bells Bells, Balls of Dracula of O are Os! OO)OO)Oo0o0oO)lablugosaO)Oo0o! Yellow O! moth and month of Dracula, my tortured O sings for you awaits you yellow Dracula school bus and canary and sun and chicken fat Bella you addict of Os Rock and Roll.


from the new concrete by michael baranski