Michael McClure

Michael McClure’s Of Indigo and Saffron: Selected and New Poems came out in February. His new CD, Piano Poems, is a collaboration with Ray Manzarek.

Two Poems

Michael McClure, 24 May 2012

Mephisto 5

I AM A GOD WITH A HUGE FACE. Lionsand eagles pour out of my mouth. Big whitesquare teeth and a red-purple tongue. There aremagenta clouds around my head and thisis my throne room where Ichange opals into soulsin a spark of alchemy.    Only a fool is impartialto cool mist on the face on a brisk walk through the canyon. – Sometimes passedin...

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