Monthly Archives: May 2007

Video Poem: Several Rainbows

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Poem: Several Rainbows

SEVERAL RAINBOWS Several rainbows gathered around a drinking straw knowing they had an angelic mission but getting momentarily confused so they fluttered and irridesced nevertheless and the drinker at that straw saw intense white light and fell back in ecstasy … Continue reading

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Video Poem: The Barest Handhold

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Poem: The Barest Handhold

THE BAREST HANDHOLD I don’t even know what I know much less what I don’t know A Chinese laundry full of coats and shirts knows more than I know Boats at sea heading toward a faint light in fog have … Continue reading

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Poem: The Sound of Earth’s Rotation

THE SOUND OF EARTH’S ROTATION There’s the sound of the earth’s rotation as it swings past space friction a kind of squeak audible in peoples’ speech patterns to the most attuned ear or audible in the upturn at the end … Continue reading

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Video Poem and Commentary: The Golden Dome of the Sacred Tomb

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Poem: The Golden Dome of the Sacred Tomb

THE GOLDEN DOME OF THE SACRED TOMB Lights in the distant tavern flicker invitingly over a roaring gorge and an avalanche cataract where many folk drown I’ve seen splendor in floors of polished marble and in your eyes O human … Continue reading

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VIDEO POEM / The Theater or Better Yet the Circus / from Underwater Galaxies

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Poem: The Theater or Better Yet the Circus

IN THE THEATER OR BETTER YET THE CIRCUS In the theater or better yet the circus the elephants come out then the dancing bear then cages on wheels with lions in them then maybe some horses cantering prettily then usually … Continue reading

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Poem / Our Children

OUR CHILDREN The children that we have become the teachers that will break us into bits Our staunch confrontations with the world pulverized or tested Back across the bent backs of our parents and ancestors as if all the generations … Continue reading

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Poem / A Rock (from Underwater Galaxies)

A ROCK A rock sat on its rocky pile one day and contemplated its existence “I may have been tossed here” he thought to his schistose self his minute cragginess his mountainous minuteness “by some agency out of the blue … Continue reading

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