Monday, August 27, 2018

lynden between (storms)

lawn lakes
like
dry rot
are
not for walking yet

let two girls
near the pond
lift lilies
looking for frogs

back there
where the sign says keep out
a buck breaking antlers
big eyed
leaps

leaving goldfinch
resting
seed stunned
thistled

air

swallows

water
weed
the feminine
the frogged
abundance
horn
beak
here
we're

what won't stop
listening

not now
not in the midst of it

afterward

Lightening
loosed phloem
bled not red
but sapwood

the heart, still, stilled,
snapped in two

must wait to see if tree
from root to split
will live

Sunday, August 19, 2018

He who does violence to the peaceful  and harmless soon encounters one of ten things
1- 0. 137,138,139,140 Dhammapada


In the first quarter
apples

fish skin's
gull skidded
lifted

three bees
underfoot

Caspian tern
hornworm

ate
perch

parsed
summer





Friday, August 17, 2018

p a r c h

Don't let a moment slip by.
-22.315 Dhammapada



it's going to rain.
We dream of
birds in wet nets -
a dozen, more -
caught.
ought to free them before they drown.


the rain never comes.
we remove dreams,
ourselves, nets
yet
the birds still die,
but dry,
parched.

raking daylily
daisy desiccant
under plum
mulberry, an elm
means
seeing
bees
green,
black,
mining
holes
where
their
paths
cross









Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Under
moon
an island -
net,
water,
laid leaves,
silk.

Sifting.

White,
rising.



Monday, August 13, 2018

orders of prayer
(6)
invertebrates
mammals
birds
amphibians
reptiles
fish

Saturday, August 11, 2018

new moon

What life bridged, planks removed?

__________________________________________________________________________


p e r s e i d

When,
then.
Now,
below.
Above,
why?

Sky
breathes
bone
cosmic dust
laps of silk
dead skin.

Begin -
Perseids
visible.
Breathe
one breath -
two.

Through.






Monday, August 6, 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018

n e t w o r t h



e  a  r  t  h 

horizontal

Note brown
twine line, a weaving
strung between bamboo

silkworm's
white,
pressed square.

vertical

There are nets.

corona, uncolored cloud
to grow. to climb
as green
seen dimly due to
green
can rise.

w  a  t  e  r  

laid


blue blue
green yellow
black
or
more often

brown brown
or
nylon nearly invisible

shoal
shore
floor
free

afloat


catch


cast
dragged
or
drawn
back
hand to hand
in standing water

trapped
trapping
testing, cut, loosed
leavening
leaving, letting go
though


caught

nought
causes
problems

snagged
advised by
________


cautioned



cleaned

a lake 
wild rice 
hand-harvested

weir?

more

sora

binding 

loose soil



a  i  r


There are nets set.
Hung.
Checked.


A record.