Monthly Archives: June 2008

Poem: Knot of Gold

The Prophet took people of abject poverty and strewed rubies at their feet There was no glass in the Prophet’s windows for any brick to break In each heart he ties a knot of gold whose two ends make eternity’s … Continue reading

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Poem: The Name of the Rose

“The name of the rose on her lips as she sank into darkness was…” but the dream phrase left upon waking was cut off before the crucial word was heard and only the teaser remembered so that I wonder at … Continue reading

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(from The Nation, June 30, 2008 ) I sing to the last the equalities modern or old, I sing the endless finales of things, I say Nature continues, glory continues I praise with electric voice, For I do not see … Continue reading

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Poem (text & audio): If All the Wood in the World

if-all-the-wood   (audio) If all the wood in the world were to sing and every rose gave a political speech and every cloud took pity on its neighbor and every stone composed an epic poem about being a stone and every … Continue reading

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Poem: Singular Shadow

A singular shadow stood on a road and scratched its shadow head wondering which road to go down toward what shadowy goal He tried to call out but his voice was merely an echo “If I could only be more … Continue reading

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Poem: Angelic Physics

Angelic Physics (audio reading) The coolest part is in the center of a flame The driest part is in the center of the sea The highest part when the depths are home The most healed part when all is broken … Continue reading

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