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Lay for the Day
13th July

1936: the birthday of Albert Ayler, saxophonist, still avant garde after all these years.


A bell ringing the brim of sunup
a screen of wings
, uttermost
, express
, shooting the blue
, fish
or adjectival horn
of names
invisible in the fire


John Gibbens,
from The Improvised Version, Vol. 1

The Lay Reader: an archive of the poetic calendar