Kevin Varrone


Four poems from intercalaries

nature is big.
the universe, one equal blossom.
there’s a big difference.
the archtiect learned inspiration.
he copied physics. he listened to desire.

order wasn’t order.
I tried to find order. I covered
time, then words.
I said “O.”
I felt something.
I stopped.

I had no idea, you see, the paths
of modern happiness
would transform my past into
an idle psalm.

an ark,
a beckon, a eulogizing.
a hill for all hills
place for all places
a temple for all temples.
place is positioning you see.

*all source text from John Lobell's Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I. Kahn.