Monday, January 12, 2015

Felino A. Soriano

from Forms, migrating


“Everything but sleep.”

                  —Li-Young Lee

And night is the momentum
of halting light’s music.  Acrobatic
     of the humming
-bird’s relevant vanish
          spelling disappearance
as well as noon’s oscillating
               hiding.  Dusk
recalls a memory of hybrid fascinations

: penultimate hour prior to the weight bearing model of rest’s diligent coming
- loneliness to an incessant desire, to the brokenness tiredness resembles within a mirror’s relocating accuracy.
                                                              When singing silences.
A darkened contour
a small circle under
the eye of distance’s
braiding bodies.


Found burning, synonyms.
Using alternate species
cannot overwhelm
into breathing accentuated
nuances.  Always.

         thickened, calling smoke into dance, an
                                    alphabetic purpose
         delay as joy.                  In this company

                                             of halos

                                             elegies transform


                                             permeating the body’s

                                             pertinent condition.


Bones falling into hands
lose the prior
priority of angled
assessment, agreeable
articulation of conformation.

Movement.  Warmth.  Pastel.

Newness bends and becomes
a brand of compressed alteration
of spatial synonyms.  The body reveals
an ownership of air’s
reconstruction of portending
guesses, what will arrive
on a timeline of numerical
decency.  Ballads

sing a softened nuance
into listening’s momentum
of finding safe to predict this
home’s interpretation of

Felino A. Soriano is a member of The Southern Collective Experience.  He is the founding editor of the online endeavors Counterexample Poetics and Of/with../Poet/Felino A. Soriano/POET/2014/Forms, migrating/The derivation of hours/; in addition, he is a contributing editor for the online journal, Sugar Mule.   His writing finds foundation in created coöccurrences, predicated on his strong connection to various idioms of jazz music.  His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology, and appears in various online and print publications, with recent poetry collections including Of isolated limning (Fowlpox Press, 2014), Mathematics (Nostrovia! Poetry, 2014), Espials (Fowlpox Press, 2014), and watching what invents perception (WISH Publications, 2013).  He lives in California with his wife and family and is a director of supported living and independent living programs providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities. Links to his published and forthcoming poems, books, interviews, images, etc. can be found at

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