POEM: An ant’s chant

An ant’s chant

That sudden dry spell
Drives you crazy
As you had just
Ninjad up for
The storm

The heat, that
Energy stored up, lazy
Has nothing to do with it –
Nothing at all

That step you want to
Take so bad, but mad
Is what they write
You off ass
Licking would
Be better –
I get it

Deformity, smile
You’re on candid
Yet caught between the
Frames, second aims
If hit best
The crime of your
Deception is you fall
Back on the rest
You fall back

We don’t see you
You are nothing to us

POEM: Campus hippo

Campus hippo

See horse
Sea monster
See forces
Sea wonders
If larva will change
Its shape along the road
Grow teeth ten sizes
Bigger than its nose

Go deep inside
The ocean and glow
Spark beef with sharks
Where the water doesn’t flow

See horse
Sea monster
Seek more
See larvae
Not fierce-looking beasts
Eating animal testers –
Those human freak hunters Leave your beauty to fester

See not conquering king crabs
But fair court jesters
Tiny, mystical creatures
From much larger ancestors

Sea horse
See wonder


After months of inactivity and unvirality of the leaked works from the little red booklet, we’ve decided to share those pieces on this blog directly – demystifying the unmysterious mystery. This means the first four poems from the booklet will be posted on this blog in the coming days – one of them presented in a rare, never-before-seen form! We have previously shared one short piece from the booklet, called A substantial amount of insignificant fiction, so in total there will be five new (green) CREATURE-poems that you can discover before purchasing your own copy of the little red booklet. A full contents page can be found on this blog as well.

And joy and spread some of it…

BOOK REVIEW: The Holland Times

The Holland Times, the Amsterdam-based English language expat monthly, has reviewed the little red booklet in their 2014 January issue. Lots of thanks to Declan Aylward (editor-in-chief) for making this review possible, and to Jonathan Gill (critic) for writing it so tastefully. We are humbled and frenzied by your references to the great masters of the bestiary, and admire the 140 character historic overview you produced on the theme. Dangit!

We hope you are looking forward to a second volume.

Favorite line from HT’s JG: “In these poems, the always-strange proximity of animal wildness and natural savagery […] is an opportunity to explore where homo sapien might belong in the ultimate bestiary.”

 review by JG in HT

Not April 1st

Dear Creatures,


You haven’t been hearing from us for a while, now, as we’ve been on a World Tour for the promotion of the little red booklet. Exciting news that you will be hearing more about soon; with pictures! Yet, we will not be posting any new messages here ever again. Mr. Karfield’s first-ever book review (by Jonathan Gill, Holland Times) will not be soon appearing on this blog.

Oh, and also – it’s not April 1st today. (Un)happy Fools’, y’all…

UPDATE: 50 sold copies

sending the GCs

BAYUM! – we have reached the next level in feeding the public “(green) CREATURES”: 50 copies of Mr. Karfield’s first publication have been sold!!! A big thanks for that to the supporters and lovers of poetry out there, who are taking a liking in IG Karfield’s world of fable fantasy.

FYI – there are still 10 copies waiting to be personalized and signed, if you order via the form on this blog. Otherwise, you can hit up either Amazon or Lulu to check your copy.

LAST CHANCE: 15 personal copies left

A fresh batch of books for those who placed a personal(ized) order is being shipped as we speak. And there are 15 MORE booklets that can be ordered in this way. So please invite your friends and family to consider making an order via this website; they will receive a signed and rhymed.

Support your locally global art community. Support the right side of your brain. Support IG Karfield. DO IT NOW!!!