Friday, August 20, 2010



you say these lines
are incomprehensible

they are strangely open

jumpstarted by a wild axe
from nowhere

i prise open
the beginnings of
a vacuum
in the mind

words shine
through a silver breach
in light

smoke curls
in eloquent spirals
on an insidious trail

eyes laugh
through feminine pupils
at the anxiety of princes

is witness
to the lights of lust

a body wanders
in the shades
of umbilical sun

Dom Gabrielli studied literature at Edinburgh University and prepared for his doctorate in Paris and New York. In Paris, Gabrielli’s passion for French literature and thought led him to begin writing, translating, and teaching. He translated widely including published works by Bataille,  Leiris and Jabes. In the early 1990’s, he left the academic world to travel and devote himself to writing, whilst pursuing various business ventures. He has published two books to date. The Eyes of a Man, his first book of poetry, and The Parallel Body, which earned considerable praise. Both books were published by Ziggurat Books International. Gabrielli currently travels extensively.

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