The Art of Deism. A Poem by Robin Ouzman Hislop

somewhere there’s a context
but how did she get there
where did she come from
she’s as silent as the grave
but drops a few hints as
the given structure is now
an abstraction


she has already left you
after having created you
through an abstraction
the art of deism DIY
with whatever tools are
ready to hand & beat out
that rhythm on a drum
je ne regrette rien


Robin Ouzman Hislop is on line Editor at Poetry Life & Times at His numerous appearances include Cold Mountain Review (Appalachian University, N.Carolina), The Honest Ulsterman, Cratera No 3 and Aquillrelle’s Best. His publications are collected poems All the Babble of the Souk, Cartoon Molecules, Next Arrivals & Moon Selected Audio Textual Poems and translations from Spanish of poems by Guadalupe Grande Key of Mist and Carmen Crespo Tesserae (the award winning XIII Premio César Simón De Poesía). In November 2017 these works were presented in a live performance at The International Writer’s Conference hosted by the University of Leeds, UK. A forthcoming publication of collected poems Off the Menu is expected in 2020.
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