Sunday, February 24, 2013

her birthday

I wish the joy she gives
to her returns
tenfold -
a present present -
time to thrive

winter field

cold opens the heart
waking to snow
saw a doe's turds in dirt
she eats the frozen rapeseed
I walk through furrows and stones
pull gold
and blood red chert
dirt
from earth
worth
wealth
animal mineral eye





Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kwon Myoung-Won

has a deli shop in america
has an inkstone
a wife
a life
inside


watched him on a table stained with food
clean space
clean mind
write door
over and over again
opening into
hundreds of
quiet rooms

Monday, February 11, 2013

flow





empty and full
follow my mind like a snake,
paths of cloud
and plain paper,
out of which
other
things
tumble down
like flotsam and salt.
prime numbers
stretching into infinity

a sleepless thought

as I watch the night rain




Friday, February 8, 2013

news

Ålvik

a dream of emptiness
how does one
dream
of emptiness?

snow

snow

the sound of a hammer


6000 years ago

Monday, February 4, 2013

steady




remember

an  hour
has no floor



prayer flag

one flag
all flags
one wind
all minds
wind
wind


buried
bought
washed
dried
pure
lost
all

gone

hasegawa story (ellen pearlman)

towards buying iron
2 young monks
"notice a flag flapping in the wind"
flag moves
wind moving
no
no
heart, mind moving
old monk
towards buying gold

iron mixed mind
strong? rusts
gold pure mind
incorruptible
iron some
gold
same same


Sunday, February 3, 2013

rooms

in the sun
rooms
photos
old
an old
an old man asks
what will come to all of us
in the sun
a small boy
shouts
GOAL
lift him
above the white
of
of
of
rooms

Friday, February 1, 2013

week's end

cold
so cold

0
of India, Arabia, Mexico
is a cold number

cold

the sky is high, blue
numbingly so

here at the edge looking up
and out

into the blue
breathing rises as a warm cloud
and flees south across the weekend