Friday, December 31, 2010

hendeca 2011

aolian
Frost

a
Sapphic
victory

Hogmanay


Nil sa saol seo ach ceo,
Is ni bheimid beo,
ach seal beag gearr.
There is nothing in this life/world but mist,
And we will only be alive
For a short time.
                          - The Secret of Kells

sun
a warm wind
quiet sea
the smell of fresh bread
a slim crescent of attentiveness
my gift to you

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

engram

Huginn
Muninn

amnesty

once
a year

last moon
wanes

dark jade river
white withered ice

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

castelmerle

her
above
below

seafarer

she
navigator
tunnel
timekeeper
ochre constellation

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

in between islands

there's a suburban trailer park
lawn and gnome stone garden
weed-free
to mesic wood edge
where dad stands
looking in
I don't know much, he says
and names
scuppernong
mayapple
bloodroot
dozens

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Muir



1


DUNBAR     dark sea street


2


Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras*


3


CALYPSO BOREALIS  


Die Heimliche des Nordens
Der Schwarzfahrer
Der Blinde Passagier
       


No other was near it            On all sides


4


EARTH-PLANET, UNIVERSE


Unendlich Schönheit Sturm
An infinite storm of beauty
Unendlich Sturm       aus     Schönheit
                               voll
                               an


5


War and trees burn


SANG SCUPPERNONG


in my purse the seeds and flowers of the earth
trees
think us  worthy of redemption


6


Seeleleben
                       Sierra morado amarillo morado


7


DREAMING  SPRING


8


INSTONATION


9


Fühlt das zerbrechliche Blatt
Am Ast sich einsam,
Wenn die Freunde fallen?


10


la   querencia


11


la querencia


12


la querencia







*chorus II, Ein Deutsches 
Requiem, J. Brahms,op.45, DG
Berlin 1955,Fritz Lehmann,
  1 Peter 1:24, Isiah  40,6-8

Copyright 2005 Marsha McDonald. This  wordpiece was inspired by the life of John Muir, and conceived as part of a collaborative project with composer Steve Nelson Raney and herpetologist Craig Berg.











Friday, December 17, 2010

apparition

juk-bi

two MRIs
blood
urine
drinking chalk
bonescan
curious he said
inside the machines
a mok-tak sound
28
33
he said
as I speak to you
I am drinking
makgeolli
milky white

juk-bi

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

anna magdalena

her hand
your hand
Pau had a sapphire on his bow
the notes
are now
holes

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

simple present





once

ghosts










































ghosts

Stellaria media Galium oderata

 Dianthus Daucus carota


Chenopodium album


Weeds                      remnant 

memory    


ghosts

Stellaria media Galium oderata


 Dianthus Daucus carota


Chenopodium album


Weeds                      remnant 

memory    

ghosts

Stellaria media Galium oderata


 Dianthus Daucus carota


Chenopodium album


Weeds                      remnant 

memory    

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Doggerland

the feeling
it's all surrounded by water even the water

Harrington beach

the corn in Svalbard seed bank

the fox trotting up the alley

Friday, December 10, 2010

ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY | Sound Science

ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY | Sound Science

hornhinde

it's been done

and undone
and done again

"a change throughout....caused typically by....movements of parts of...."

for instance the

baby's haze of blinding whiteness
might be how the world really is