The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Mark Young: 3 Poems Published

Poems by Mark Young (Australia)

Published in The Ofi Press issue 45

 

 

 

A line from Steven Spielberg

 

A battle with a wild

Pokémon interrupts

our ability to watch

a sound being made

 

at some distance away.

It’s a twist on a proverb,

or possibly the atmo-

spheric concentrations of

 

greenhouse gases reflected—

in a kind of albedo—back

off parents watching their

offspring fall from trees.

 

 

 

 

 

for Pablo Casals

 

This interfacing

space a cello.

 

Turns taken in

different tempi.

 

Breathless little

pizzicato steps.

 

Or. The breathy

resonance of

 

a long bow

drawn across it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A littoral reading

 

I put on a

bowler hat

 

take an apple

for lunch

 

& head

for la plage

 

at Yeppoon

where I en-

 

gage in a bit

of plagiarism

 

by purloining

some images

 

from Magritte

& putting

 

them forward

as my own.

 

 

About the Poet

Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for more than fifty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction & art history. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages.

Image: 'Cello' by Paul Varuni and 'Flygon in Minoh' by Kasadera.