Sunday, May 22, 2011

directions

1
In Kalipha Street
look for landmarks
or the
Gulf
between us
the color of water

2
In Greek
shadow tail
your bones
among the hosta
and galium
curved spine
ribcage as slender as a web thread
femur in fetal forever
your small long skull facing north
your children pushed you out
I remember your ears
your eyes slowly
rising
up

3
river
that is, moving
first pear white
then plum pink
a traveling fugue

history

Ganesh
broke his tusk
as he wrote it

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

full moon

low in sky
couldn't buy sleep
but
not
you

flood

water

walks

with

the explorer
the mapmaker

within

the mind
an inundation

sudden environmental flux
it's the catastrophe of consciousness


being in the world is
incomprehensibly
destructively
regenerative

so after the flood 
come apparitions

history  
thought
substance
that were tenable

now deluged, drift

submerged
amphibious

fluvial shadows
of former clarity.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

river

mok-tak
it's 4:30 am
cold spring
flood warning

20, an invisible either, 28
8 evenly so, lost, undammed, sluiced
10 evenly so, found copper, algal pellet
piel y cosas
10 8 (Jogye Chogye) refuge
stretched, stretched out along the earthern face
10  8 even evidently brought sought here
in recent decades
tangled in suffering exhausted

mok-tak
wake up!

dolomite dolorosa
piel y agua

700 to 1200 AD
that is
mounds of earthairwater
that is
tantric flowering
color
sound
visualized deities
mantras
feasting
this body
this life
feminine
fluid
facing downstream
mesic edged
fulgent

mok-tak
Immeasurable life!
we call you 10 times
and 10 times again

narrow channelled
cooler water
kingfisher blue
rose-stippled clarity
current
croaking
blackbird spillage
home

Mok-tak
remain with us always

repeat
cleanse reminder
of what runs through runs within
and remains
the same
and returns
fluvia
cloud
melt
spit
slip
float

free

Monday, May 9, 2011

may

warms up the earth
brings high bright skies
you receive good news
I grow
be
be
be

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lights in the Distance

Book One
1
Guarantee
The movement in this has been subjected to exhaustive tests and
is guaranteed original.
Valid only if purchased from author.
2
It is essential that the owner’s personal daily activities
assure the best timekeeping. After you have yourself a decade, take 
necessary timing adjustments. Then observe yourself carefully for the
next decades and readjust your tempo of life. You thus 
become an indispensable part of life, a
friend to treasure over the years.
3
Why you can be proud of you
We all like to feel proud of our personal possessions. You can be very proud of you. You quite naturally wish to know why.
Your Wit was made and is guaranteed by the world maker to be of the highest
character. Of course there are qualities which make  (copyright 1957) you, you.
4
An accurate timekeeper depends primarily on quality, which is built into movement.
Examining movement, note a hundred and one superiorities of construction. Timekeeping is not due to a special feature here and another there but to the care and detail extended to each and every last detail of movement.
We might mention you
5
today - beautiful, 
strong, and made fit by movement.

But of course what will most please and impress you is
accuracy, dependability.
Given proper care you will last you, to your
pride and satisfaction, for many, many years.
6
Why proper adjustment may be necessary.
When you actually become a part of your body - moving as you move. flying as it were, with every motion of your arm,
it becomes necessary to change the standard timing to conform to your habits. So, observe your performance. Take yourself in
7
for adjustment. Remember that your wishes run perfectly if you return several times for adjustment.
8
Do You Want Good Service? Then Take Care Of You.
Any delicate mechanism is true. If it were not true you could not keep time. Some blame
when only they themselves are at fault. You, of course, are not among such
careless and unworthy owners, and will welcome a few suggestions that will help you.
9
Do not drop you.
You can’t drop you without the chance of doing damage
Do get wet.
Submerge yourself often in water, perspire freely, but remember not to rust.
If broken, cracked, or even chipped, replace at once.
These conditions should not be ignored.
10
Never open a tiny speck of dust.
Do not wear  a drawer or bag with face powder.
Watch yourself, observe and acquire moments of introspection fully and regularly, preferably in the morning at the same hour.
These few basic rules are simple and universal.
11
Why you must be cleaned.
You know what would happen if you didn’t change the oil in your car at regular intervals.
Now being a small and delicate mechanism you are just as important
as that small body of time,
the minute.
12
Avoid risk at least once a year.
Protect you.
13
Be Sure Of You.
If your needs need replacing use only genuine parts.
Finally,

enjoy the you that, given proper service and reasonable care, will give you years of service!


Lights in the Distance
Book Two
(to be read right to left or left to right, up or down, forward or back)
1 37
a story yet to be
2 36
written and done or still
3 35
there is a star in us all
4 34
waiting for an eye to see it
5 33
watch how you gaze
6 32
don’t fear silence or spills
7 31
don’t fear what is here
8 30
don’t wish for all the tea in China
9 29
drink your fill of clean water
10 28
lost in words -  in loss
11 27
we recover our senses in this life
12 26
There is no reason to expect what isn’t
or what is going to happen
13 25
is there?
14 24
light is so many darks 
is
infinite
is, is
15 23
there is no formula for happiness
16 22
carve out a niche
a channel
a cove
17 21
illum... 
an unintellig...
wor...
is
18 20
light came from the horizon I knew
19 19
the direction was up
20 18
eyes dim as the illness progresses
21 17
death is not an illness
22 16
terminus
that mysterious illuminata that
23 15
survivor of myth
24 14
my daughter my son
and their children’s children
have eyes
25 13
what will they see?
26 12
thirty-four generations ago
you placed a mirror
27 11
in my grave
and it’s still there
28 10
shooting stars 
showers  
twenty-eight celestial combinations
29 9
even the first lens was lit here by
30 8
distance?
which is 
forward
backward
an illusion
31 7
evolving around a sun
32 6
in the distance?
surely you see
33 5
lights aren't clocks
but age
34 4
age ago
and again
and afterward
often all at once
35 3
you
too
you too!
36 2
read
forward
backward
up and down
37 1
follow the heavens

world

ghost of chickadee
in tree
dead squirrel's tail
a thin line of bone
stones
found in ground
a tiger's eye or
clay ear of wolf
here
cold
an old
river
trout
among corn rows
this
month's
north reality

birch trees under water
are
broken
old  uncles
their souls
teach us
suffering and grace

see?

we alone will never be enough
for this world

Monday, May 2, 2011