Birdwolf is a new year-long project authored by the collective Entropy community. It is a collaborative online epic poem written by the Entropy community on a weekly basis. A different author will write the next stanza or section of the poem each week, to be posted every Tuesday, following the previous post from the previous week, and following a very limited set of guidelines (that each author has one week to write the next piece after the previous week’s installment goes up, that the installment should build from the previous section’s content and form, and that contributions should range between 8 and 24 lines or be a visual work).
Follow the entire epic poem here: Birdwolf.
The nineteenth installment is presented this week by John Trefry.
It is spring, Uranus flies, peacock ore, bravuras of birds, undertail coverts, state highwayscape, separating zipper, uppertail coverts, splendant luster, / Howls restrain’d by decorum, scallop’d scum, olivine eye, thunder egg eye, moraine eye, subcutaneous filiform interchange lattice, / Small sack of stones, twine loop wattle, proper oiliness, proper barbule length, proper gum sanguinity, tattoo of faunal succession, leather strop, peel thruster, / Glacial stairway, glacier milk, glacier tongue, glacial striae, glacial scour, Grand Tetons teeshirt, gizzard gore, cleansed in sacrifice.
Intradelta, Apollonia, proper molar cordillera, Martia, pozzolana, quebrada, quicksilver plasma, Romula, Rema, rose rectrice, / Heretic sweat, Franciscan cassock stomach, elastic lattice stomach, ferruginous SpaghettiOs stomach, bronze beak, crystal mush, / Moss animal, disjunctive fold, semiplume, filoplume, follicle ferriferous, fast fashion, dermal faunizone, feather edge, feather jointing, field ice, / Thixotropic coagulant, thermoluminscent coagulant, Anthropophagus Beast, buzz’d whispers, love-root blisters, wolfshade, hairshirt, terrible dust thrush.
Mollusk cleft, perlitic quill structure, porcellanite ringlet bib, quaquaversal quill fluffing, atomizer of musk, Franciscan guano gush, / Stymphalian swamp stench sac, mantle, eye ring, syrinx, bone toggle, onyx goggle, denim jogger, jasmine afterfeather, false crop, vesicular dermis thorn’d, / Vestigial or docked tail, caudal thoracic sac, vitrophyric interskeleton, dung of barns, rose, sandal, orbic flex of mouth, black muslin blush, / Porphyry copper deposit, provincial quill series, spessartine, lesser coverts, middle coverts, greater coverts, ear coverts, moccasins unadorn’d.
Gossip of flames, coordinated metal snaps with female on dorsal dermis and male on ventral epidermis, cranial thoracic sac, leather yoke, / Twilight perfume, peacock copper, rock dove, neophyte ravens, watery glowing eyes, flowing black hair, echoes, ripples, cloacal choke.