Friday, November 03, 2017

Virescens



Sunlight forges
white gold.
                          All colors imbued,
                              save green,
                               with lust.

Green grows bold
ripe blades cut
by forged blade
to ripen.


Green is life outlasting
pale bones broken by root.
Green is death escaping
leaves shed for greener shoots.









Saturday, July 22, 2017

Trakl's Tree



Winds solicit limbs of this tree, shedding leaves of Trakl's poetry.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Limb and Leaf



       
"Put forth thy leaf, thou lofty plane,
East wind and frost are safely gone;
With zephyrs mild and balmy rain
The summer comes serenely on"
In stratis viarum IV, lns 1-4,  Arthur Hugh Clough.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Summer in Romagna





      In castles of endless afternoon
           eyes shine like the Sun

Monday, May 01, 2017

Fascism and Terror

 

    "There is a widely held opinion that the fascist terror was just an ephemeral episode in modern history, now happily behind us. That opinion I cannot share. I believe that it is deeply rooted in the trends of modern civilization, and especially in the pattern of modern economy.
   "Indeed the reluctance to face squarely and explore fully the phenomena of terror and their implications is itself a lingering phenomena of the terror."

                        ----"Terror's Atomization of Man", Leo Lowenthal


    "Unless you are prepared to be pitiless, you will get nowhere...Domination is never founded on humanity, but, regarded from the narrow civilian angle, on crime. Terrorism is absolutely indispensable in every case of the founding of power...Even more important than terrorism is the systematic modification of the ideas and feelings of the masses. We have to control those."

                       ---- Adolf Hitler in recorded meeting w/ Hermann Rauschning, quote from same work

               

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fragrance

 

     Lips brushing your warm neck,
       Nostrils flare to flame
           breath of pores

  Sacred murder of
       flowers and Hellfire
         forging desire


Pungent Baubo
  sways limbs
 
We lie left
    of golden apples

Scent swathes dream

Senses capitulate
to vertiginous sensation

       
It never leaves----
remembering when
       breath deepens


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

squall

bruised clouds
cover the sun

streets blush black from grey

a lightning strike
cracks God's jaw

                                    as mortals seek shelter
                                       from heavenly ire.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cholera

Body's recollection kneads mind.
Fruitless speculation molts dusk.

Open eyes owl
 sprung from bowels...
 the baser pole sputters wisdom.
These fouled sheets, an epoch's labor.

Bodiless trace,
ah nurse! comfort me!
  That hoary face...
Hollow eyes above me---
     resolute, pure

Life so vaguely sensed
in youth's searing summer.
Words ran with and in me---

Time wasted stumbling
     after absolutes.
Friedrich, Christiane...
    relief, relief.
Nanette, a kiss before
   breath's play closes.

Ashen twilight obscures
          her form
         ascending
       endless dusk.