Whet

It’s funny how lust
secretes its stories through text
whetting metaphors.
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About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello now lives in Taos, New Mexico. He is the author of two novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale and Raking the Dust, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, The Iconoclast, Adobe Walls, Kansas City Voices, and the Tishman Review. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at johnbiscello.blogspot.com. Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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27 Responses to Whet

  1. Scertahly, from old Middle English, “to tally, with certitude, the number of skirts you see on women while meandering casually through a village”

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    • There I times when I wish WordPress worked like Facebook and I was notified of comments differently. Gone are my Facebook days and WordPress days is trying to make a more a conscientious awarer of things.
      Although, discovering words from you I never saw before might just be a hidden treasure as well in life so Iโ€™ll not complain, I donโ€™t need immediate gratification anywhere. ๐Ÿ˜‹

      Iโ€™m making you my new dictionary

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      • There’s this guy who created something called the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. He creates words and terms that help define the ambiguous, the in between states, the obscure and poetically vague. I’d like to be that dictionary, please! ๐Ÿ™‚ And you should check it out on youtube, there are these short videos to go with the terms. So very very beautiful and inspiring. The poetically impalpable made into mmmm mmmm good and wow.

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      • I will, I even like the title of it

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      • I listened to silience, the brilliant artistry hidden all around you. And parts of it reminded exactly of us. Interesting and such a beautiful idea that series is.
        I see it as a refresher of life, something new to keep that boredom and apathy at bay for a thing so lovely as life. Gives us new and different perspective. Loved it. Well I still do

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      • Glad you dug it. Yes, for people who love language, concepts, who love that felt-sense of things in life that fall between the cracks of easy description, or rote platitudes, and demand the obliqueness of poetic takes and angles … well, yea, beautiful stuff if that’s where one’s head and heart are at ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Nonplussed Pacman?

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  3. I did not know about your dream thing, I wonder if my comment was a suggestion that found its way to your sleepy brain.
    You do have to tell me your dream. Lol ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • It was actually sort of vague and nebulous in regards to narrative or storyline, but the feel of it was a strong impression of you, or your presence, like you were trying to reach me, or communicate something. I deeply believe in dreams as gateways and portals, and other worlds and time-spaces, and have had very interesting, informative and influential things take place there. I try to pay attention ๐Ÿ™‚

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