Monday, January 31, 2011

offset

conversing with death in a dream
don't go!
don't go!
you said
the living leave me when they wake
diminishing horizontally
exponentially
as they are absorbed
saturated
by
consciousness

Sunday, January 30, 2011

at table

the room so bright we sat in,
dazzled, radiantly encircled
passing laughter, croissants
smearing butter and political conservatives
complimenting quiche cheesecake Gullah baskets
hours later
we've left behind the morning, hunger and
most of the afternoon
taking up my hand
you say
this table
what I came home for

Saturday, January 29, 2011

preferences

life in Lake Vostok
listens to
small (Carpaccio) dog
in Tahrir Square
listens to
poet's
nightingale
listens to
dawn robin singing to eat



Image


listens
to

listens to

listens

ssshhhhhh
sssssssssss

Friday, January 28, 2011

pair

Pronouncing Heraclitus, Diogenes in a dream, I wake.
I am walking under brilliant sky.
Two geese tracks
dent
river snow
in parallel symmetry.
In the garden
cat prints
collide in a furious mess.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"troublesome cougar"

Under the moon's last quarter

slight shiver on bough

ends in

low accumulation of sound.

Silver cuspids spook us.

Click.
Shoot.

One hand decides.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

dharna

Offended,
uprooted
after
so long there,
she
suffers
portal vertigo.

She suffers justice.

Monday, January 24, 2011

strum

coffee
vibrato
up
sweep back  black walnut grove
raspberry
down

hold
a few chords

Friday, January 21, 2011

west


grange

skip
to
it's
gone

swamp
tonnage
peat horses
black gnat air

outlying
hickory
oak
old malus

insert
her
estate

our grandmother
the moundbuilder

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

sky

today
grey high sky
so
much
in
so little out
side white
side
clay
bought
brown rice

Monday, January 17, 2011

yongsan-gu yongsan-dong

narrow
namsan to base (US)
us
pad thai
peanut stew
damp basement vedanta
us
moule
jumper
craic
us
pho?
no
comfort(s)
face
pine mountain
strangers

Friday, January 14, 2011

compression

the heating pad
full of seed
a mouse nest
warming
bones
your neck
in my arms
pulling
out
pain

Thursday, January 13, 2011

convergence

embed
a threadbare vest
a bench
a broken jar of jam

all poorly handmade

kitsch in midden

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

lesson

winter difficulties
snowbound patterns
walking in place

to lessen
annoyance
less
a


more
the


man in the mood
that causes the scene
that annoys the
that is the


pause 

Monday, January 10, 2011

painting

reading
numbers
words
color (snow, snowing, titanium, smalt, raw earth)

list
lists
cosas

thought

emerson wrote

          "a heap of nouns and verbs enclosing
            an intuition or two."

my dirt pile

Sunday, January 9, 2011

insomnia

surfaces
continent to continent
form numbers
small quantities
words
sacred
anonymous
the images are not ironic


seeing
a tongue
of digits
a dictionary

Saturday, January 8, 2011

strife

Eris

duckblind huntress

shocking yellow
sludge grey

Sjöfn!
SYO-fn!
witness

oldsquaw, eider, plummeting goldeneye

high blue
bloody umber

Friday, January 7, 2011

dirt pile buddha

The east-west dirt pile
is a mountain
pale calcalkaline soil
snow
the highest elevation
I've imagined
a midwestern
South Mountain
dharma snare
shaved and paved
to sweetgrass root
and refulgent bone

Thursday, January 6, 2011

walking to the museum

open hearts
think of cold
and
then
another painting
münter
motherwell
a map
by callot
sleeping in this is
such bliss
and
you're
there.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

culpable

Queens
land
brown snakes
15 in one  week
flying in diapers and anti-venom
floating crocs, boats, refrigerators
new moon highway
3 rivers wide

fault climate

Queen's

hidden
inundation?

infant
twin
grandchildren
$155,788.40
each
(before royalties)
to live and die
in their country

fault culture

Monday, January 3, 2011

portage

Cold overland.

What follows
brown
grey
a few
blues?

Larger.

No.

Smaller.

Saturday, January 1, 2011