Wednesday, July 24, 2013

late afternoon

air so clear
a second day
blue deep water
sailboats, a pod of them
his pain
his pain
we sit and look
we sit and look again
we are clear
for a second day
and true blue deep
as an endless
late afternoon

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LUMA


July 20–November 3, 2013
“The absolute acknowledgment of all that lies beyond us—the glory that fills heaven and earth.” This definition of worship by author Evelyn Underhill is what artist Teresa Albor references in her installation All That Lies Beyond Us. People of all ages, faiths, and nationalities are invited to participate by writing to Albor about their own evidence that something lies beyond us.
Over the life of the exhibition, submitted statements will be written on the gallery walls of the museum.
my answer Albor's  "Why I know something exists beyond us": 
I know this? No, no knowing, an impossiblity of knowing - that is biological and timely. This is more a sensation within and without time, within and without my personal me, a sense of before and after and now losing relationship, slipping into one other seamlessly, on and on and on. So why not ghosts and heavens, gods and God, godlessness, nothing, lux continuum, absolutes of longing and completion and darkness? 

unripe

pears
so many this year
living half
dead
twisted into

4 days left to live

boat

hope
floats

wait

wait
wait
corner light voice
inside mind
I thinking you gone
sobbed
but there beside me
propped up
too many pillows
waking at 5
to take codeine
playing with time
wait
wait
that signal voice
encapsulates what cannot be
those liver spots
my red ache too
you you
fine boned face
slender
lids over blue
breathing
breathe
wait


Sunday, July 21, 2013

full moon

dream -

rescued
cat
full of fleas

bathing
saves
fur

her pure white purr

a full moon






e x h i b i t i o n n o t e s for a u g u s t 2 0 1 3


LIVES BY WATER 

a (brief, finite, female, male) history of


light and darkness


39 millennia

5 living religions

second languages

Fibonacci sequences

enzymes    ectopic tragedies 
remissions    recurrence
e  l  e  c  t  r  i  c  i  t  y

the course of

vascular systems
(riverine, botanical, poetic inheritances)

simple present

a gift

to be




time (less) 





three continents of rivers
a copper stream
108 
1000
100
99 names of

think of your life water
fulvic
fundamentally
inseparable
from



Thursday, July 18, 2013

scan

liver
nodes
doctor's consolation


biopsy.


next,

not falling.


attention -
most
prized
possession

dream

moon waxing gibbous

108 stones
bindu
copper



thursday

black road
uphill
bridge

wind
window

father
son
walking

calgary
is a pear tree







Wednesday, July 17, 2013

tenderly I now touch all things
knowing
one day
we will part

john of the cross

blue glass ring

given

a circle

blue

fragile

silica

sand

band

to remember you

when far away




anger

round the Qaaba
a hundred, ten thousand times
never free

this unkind word
breathe it in instead of out

and rise



an outage
for 4 hours

his pain for 5 weeks

lights on

pain

pain

his

interrupted awareness

walked

night
half moon
fireflies
boats lit float
stars
stars
trees
see small things

7 kms?
more
no salt here
only wind
and
freshwater


hard to think in heavy heat

term of endurement

awake at three in the morning
"..neither wealth nor splendor,
but tranquility and occupation,
that give happiness."

thos. jefferson

Saturday, July 13, 2013

lungta

five wishes


what's wrong -
his
bile
or
blood
or bone?

his stomach is a glowing stone -
hot pain.
in water, he rinses for hours.


what's growing
in him
this sleepless night?

Friday, July 12, 2013


good
bad
empty
clean
stomach

pain

is


is

I'm not ok
with
pancreas
colon
metastases

what I remember most
3 faces
serious
eyes lowered
unsmiling

I won't let you take more codeine than prescribed
you can't eat everything
or second guess
a
bad
good
empty
stomach





Thursday, July 11, 2013

3 books

to take thirty years of my artmaking life

three books

open book

closed book

work in progress

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

pies frios


under the ice
drained lake
floods fresh to sea

자비 동정

jabi
dongjeong

통렌 (tonglen)

불완전 (bul-wongeon )
i m p e r f e c t i o n s

사랑이 가능합니다


  salang i ganeunghabnida
    l o v e  i s  p o s s i b l e



ignore warning



underneath her
two blue feet




Monday, July 1, 2013