Approbations, by Felino A. Soriano

Approbations 565

—after Trygve Seim’s Between




Between stare                          stare





of the broken


culture contains, intangible mores


finite and inexplicably distant

from consistent virtues of


beau monde.



Approbations 566

—after Marc Johnson’s Since you Asked




My silence recalls bland-tongue



logic containing

prayerful condiments, mutilated connection.  Your asking

contains metaphoric trails, my standing still

of an oaks’ neighborhood of size, style—


reanalyzes your truth of committed understanding.

The ideal

would be conversation occurrence

countering the silence

my sound releases


confused meaning of my mind’s innate sepulture.



Approbations 567

—after Bobo Stenson’s Olivia




Wears interwoven light like shadows

climbing contextual walls of needed

isolation.  Her


retrieves an image of pale, bleached stone

engrained into sand’s warmed appreciation, resting,


the curved lightness

of smoothed exterior

does not wish to wander into sea’s language of

unsolved labyrinth.



Felino A. Soriano (b. 1974), is a case manager and advocate for developmentally and physically disabled adults.  He has authored 32 collections of poetry, including “Construed Implications” (erbacce-press, 2009) and “Delineated Functions of Congregated Constructs” (Calliope Nerve Media, 2010). His poems have appeared at Calliope Nerve, Unlikely 2.0, BlazeVOX, Metazen, Otoliths, and elsewhere.  He edits & publishes Counterexample Poetics, an online journal of experimental artistry, and Differentia Press, dedicated to publishing e-chapbooks of experimental poetry.  In 2010, he was chosen for the Gertrude Stein “rose” prize for creativity in poetry from Wilderness House Literary Review.  Philosophical studies collocated with his connection to classic and avant-garde jazz explains motivation for poetic occurrences.  His website explains further:

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Guest editor, Calliope Nerve

Contributing editor, Sugar Mule
Consulting editor,  Post: A Journal of Thought and Feeling


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Approbations, by Felino A. Soriano
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