Monthly Archives: June 2010

6/30/10 – poem, “Music in Twelve Parts”

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[Philip Glass, “Japura River” – YouTube link]
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“Music is Twelve Parts”
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evening biking

Glass in my ears
my shadow long long long
gray shadow thinning gray path thinly
laid down flickering between other flick shadows flicker flick
tree fence tree fence bush fence tree fence tree fence me

maybe 1982
still in college I’d
think I were
being koyaanisqatsied
The Poet Bicycles
oh so deep so deep deep and true
you must see it you must
listen watch
listen watch
me repeat :
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6/29/10 – poem, cherry tree

The neighbor’s cherry tree from behind their stockade fence reaches out over our front walk. My neighborhood is filled with thousands of refugees from around the world.
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columbian kids
or burmese boys
somali girls in purple niqabs
will wander onto the lawn
jump stretch groan
grabbing for cherries
all of us from everywhere
want them
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6/28/10

Don’t feel like writing right now. Family event, sharing funny & fun driving/car stories – everything everything everything my father said about himself was self-deprecating. EVERYTHING. The opposite of boasting. I am tired of what this man taught me.

6/27/10 – poem

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Would that I
finish circling
this island
of myself
make landfall
make footfall
make the hard case
plant my flag
claim
claim
Conquistador
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6/26/10 – poem

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slip me under the stars
bundle me in the blanket of the moon
smuggle me into your night
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6/25/10 – poem, across the sea of summer

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Across the sea of summer
bright waves
will gentle us nearer
we know, we can both wait
in the sun under stars beside the moon
day and day and night and day
until the morning
you see my sail trim the horizon
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6/24/10 – a 686 haiku

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walking in the forest
I trip on Beethoven’s notebook
chords ooze between my toes
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