Eugenia Hepworth Petty

Into Their Mystic Dehydration
Into their mystic dehydration
She carried forth the green and glossy intestine
The snakelike coils of coral
Like a hurricane of gelatin, like a waterfall of sperm and sea anemones
A swaying and shell-tinkling and fish-head as on the floor of the ocean
The blue sky opened out farther and farther
A tall rod of tourmaline over the sea
And in the great azure garden
The white dreams of morning appeared in the distance
Unshackling and shackling their chains
Source: cento created of lines from the following poems:
Arthur Rimbaud,” Sealed Lips; Seen In Rome”
Anne Sexton, “One-eye, Two-eyes, Three-eyes”
Andre Breton, “On the Road to San Romano”
Pablo Neruda, “Sexual Water”
Hugo Ball, “The Sun”
Kabir, “The guest is inside you, and also inside me;”
Nazim Hikmet, “Letters from Chankiri Prison”
Dino Campana, “Genoa”

Eugenia Hepworth Petty is the author of three poetry chapbooks/micro chapbooks: Instructions for the Apocalypse (Dancing Girl Press), Pamyat Selo/Memory Village (Premier Poets Chapbook Series), and People Live Here (Origami Poets Project). Her writing and photography have appeared in a variety of journals, including The Sun Magazine, Monkeybicycle, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Literary Bohemian, and Poems-For-All. She posts at: