Friday, September 30, 2011

Keeping the Objective within Reach

As much defined by what escapes, may what remains be worth keeping.
—William Michaelian



Finding myself

Musing over

This pen 


Sieve.





Thursday, September 29, 2011

How to Eavesdrop on Your Echo


I keep telling you
Distance is in the way

You have to make room for it
Under your roof

Without giving yourself away.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Huuklyeand Cinquor on Bernstein’s Artifice of Absorption

So powerful was his gift
Of garb, you had to

Hang on to your shocks.



Moderator’s comments: Now we know where Cinquor has been hiding out these past two months: Checking out the new world naked emperor’s new clothes!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Does This Ring a Bell?

We have no bats
In our belfry

Because we have
No bell tower—

So we have to make do
With what we have

To do without, even if it does
Sound crazy.



Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Too Dead for a Dog"

—for Peter Goedhart

Though my friend did say 
Exactly that about that up-
Side down bloated
Carcass as we drove past,

I wonder if he really believed
Something could be too dead;
I mean dead is dead and there’s
No too about it, though 

Strangely enough, his phrase keeps 
Running through my mind where 
It continues to keep me wondering,
Its strangeness too, too alive.






Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Great Equalizer



Everything’s perfectly balanced—
Going out, you will leave just

As much light behind you
As you brought coming in.




Thursday, September 22, 2011

Driven


edge of the ice
red

of the flower
blade

of the knife
of the road

the turning

harrow of

snow







"A sibyl, number'd in the world"












Recently received: Number 14 in Drew Kunz’s fine, ongoing Series; you can read more about Drew, his newsletter, and his many other artistic endeavors here.





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

To My Heart, Dead Set in Its Ways


Hear me out, however late
Or hard it may be—

Do not let my crime of not listening
Make you an accessory.