Poems and Texts

Kitchen Sink by Anne Tardos

s

Marcella Durand & Anne Tardos
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Tickets

Kitchen Sink

What is a sink?
A kitchen is a sink, I think

What is life?
Why life is life
___Just life

Think a cloud puff of nest where you like
Kitchen is life
just life

A sink I think is time
a cloud puff is a kitchen is time
is a bread

What is time?
A human invention that makes it easier to make and keep
___appointments.

What is a kitchen is life just life is

Bread the thing you eat with an egg when you
Think you are a kind of nest where they rest
with an egg when they eat with an egg

When you are a cloud puff of nest where
a human kitchen is beginning and
a kind of nest where they like to end

Kind of suspended water drops that make it easier
to nest where they like to make and keep appointments

Where they like to rest just what life is
They like to rest just what life is just life

Like to rest
beginning and end marking rest
___what is beginning and keep appointments

What is a bread the thing you eat with cloud puffs of nest
___where they like to rest

Puffs of nest suspended in water drops that help pinpoint
___important moments in summer

Drops that help pinpoint important moments in infinity

Clouds that turn violet in summer twilight
Turn violet in infinity
What is beginning and end
Violet in summer twilight
A kind of
Summer twilight

Life is a bed
Twilight is beginning and keeping appointments

What is a bread the thing you eat with time, a human
___invention that turns violet into infinity

Human invention that makes it easier and
Inventions that help pinpoint important moments in
___summer twilight
Make it easier to make and end markings

Make it easier to rest
Easier to rest in a bed

Make and keep appointments with bread
Keep appointments with kitchens
Is life just time?
A kitchen is time

Human time
A beginning and an end

Markings that turn violet into infinity

Anne Tardos

Anne Tardos’s poetry is renowned for its fluid use of multiple languages and its innovative forms. Among her recent books are The Camel’s Pedestal, I Am You, NINE, Both Poems, and The Dik-dik’s Solitude. She is the editor of three posthumous books of poetry by Jackson Mac Low: Thing of Beauty, 154 Forties, and The Complete Light Poems [with Michael O’Driscoll]. A Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Tardos lives in New York.

Related Events