Altar Knotted to Alterations Found

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Arranged within the walls
of an old wooden box:
seashell & bearskull,
shattered piece of handblown glass
wedged in the socket, swirled.
Chinese lion standing pedastled
on a soapstone seal, uncarved.
Above, a buckle and an ancient clasp
both bronze beside a silver bowl.
The word Odin written over
a boat and the sea on both sides.
A conjunction of icons and amulets
pleasing to the eye.  A calculus of space
rendered now into sound.

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John T. Unger poet

I'm best known as an artist and designer. Relaxing makes me tense, so I tend to put in a lot of hours on diverse projects.

Before becoming a visual artist, I spent 15 years as a poet. I studied poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy, Naropa, Stone Circle and on the streets. I performed my work for years at Stone Circle, solo shows, poetry readings, and at Lollapalooza in 1996.

I still write poems, but only if I can make them fit the constraints ofTwitter.

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