Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer 2

Waves of heat rise
like calming hands
from pavement.

Nurse,
your white dress
blinds.

Cure me of
this fever.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Records Recommended Which Many Have Never Heard



I wish to take time to recommend some great records
that, in my humble opinion, have never received the
accolades they merited.

Sharing is caring.

listed in no apparent order

"Mondays at the Hug and Pint"---The Arab Strap

"Lose Big"----Eef Barzelay

"Lapalco"--Brendan Benson

"Think Tank"-----Blur

"Soft Spot"---Clem Snide

"Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea"----PJ Harvey

"Because of the Times"----Kings of Leon

"Head Music"---The London Suede

"Tropical Brainstorm"-----Kirsty MacColl, (R.I.P.)

"Discover a Lovelier You"----Pernice Brothers

"Andromeda Heights"------Prefab Sprout

"Ether Song"----Turin Brakes

"Road to Rouen"-----Supergrass

"The Decline of British Sea Power"---British Sea Power

"One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels"----Bright Eyes and Neva Dinova

"Handcream for a New Generation"-----Cornershop

"Elysium"----The Velvet Teen

"Logic Will Break Your Heart"---The Stills

"The Gold Experience"--Prince


All of these are great CD's. Worth every penny...............Pick one
of them up, listen and agree.

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Series of Trainwrecks with Lady

"For I can see that Nature,
since she's an enemy of repetition...."

-----Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle,
"Conversation On the Plurality of Worlds", The Third Evening.


I




He talks tough and 
bahs sweeter than a lamb.

Tender yokes are shrugged off,
imaginary ones unendurable.


The defense is
different according to place.

Many worlds,
but only one heart...


She thinks,
as the bird has its cage,
the turtle its aquarium,
the heart
is a plastic plate
with partitions.



II


Another train passes
through the same
vale


Its mournful whistle
plays an old
tale


The chorus sings,
unheard:


"In desperation
we haven't the time
to know creation
or see the line.

We want change
more than we see.
We blindly arrange
A glittering liberty.

Only to fashion
shinier fetters
like the Anthelion
fools all as Sun.


False light burns
Without life,
And liars only learn
In strife."




III



Call when you break again.


The shoulder of song awaits
With sweet tones
and shut eyes.

We won't feel anything
but noting repetition.




Thursday, June 11, 2009

Epigram 26

He's still trying to be his first girl's boyfriend--
She left him years ago.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Devotional

I


Steps echo off
the still air---

proud gaits
marching against
day


Parhelion!
Astride your
bright master,

You softly shine
greatness passed.



II


Anoint your lips
with honey,
Diotima,

And tell us
about love.


Give us
oblivion.

'Til morn
teaches us
to remember.



Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Essay 1




Love is the Law and
the law is not love.
Love of life brews 
the strongest drug.

Love is a space 
where time's dust 
cannot touch us.