Exquisite Corpsing (a surrealist poem)

Latent gospel plucked from slumber

Writhing as seething logic tears asunder

These retinal confessionals which drawn

From the tattered slacks of droning hacks whose dawn

Is borne from fleeting mania amongst ceaseless cognitive curfews

Where spontaneous poetic passions percolate like zeppelins doing corkscrews

Where cubist contortions reign and the blighted blatherings of historians

Wither into stony columns of drivel and whitespace – trivial emporiums

Which shy away from the kaleidoscopic sensorium of surreality

An exclusive realm of poets and purveyors of psyche, far beyond mere animality

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NB: featured image is Max Ernst’s ‘triumph of surrealism’ (1937)

8 thoughts on “Exquisite Corpsing (a surrealist poem)

    1. Yeah same, I love the beats. I’m actually looking at the influence of Dada on Burroughs in my PhD so I’ll probs be posting obsessively about Burroughs soon enough XD

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