Category Archives: POEMS

FLOWER SHAPES

FLOWER SHAPES Flowers in the shapes of cozy houses, fountains in the shapes of windows opening onto gardens, roadways over bridges in the shape of prancing white horses, bridges leaping over gurgling streams in the shape of two people in … Continue reading

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UNTIL THE VERY LAST BREATH

When we look at death’s door it looks like nothing at all Blank and featureless a serious expression on a featureless face that could be gazing across empty desert or a crowded room at a dark frail flower limp on … Continue reading

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Saintly Places

We need to stand in saintly places the way our body needs food to not topple over We need to go there and find nearness there even just a rude rock-strewn place where something saintly took place or is taking … Continue reading

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A LITTLE RAMSHACKLE SHACK

A LITTLE RAMSHACKLE SHACK PART 1 A little ramshackle shack on a hill blown apart by the wind door roof and walls lofted aloft and sent flying no weightier than paper upon which is casually written a name twists in … Continue reading

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World Split Apart

  The façade of a building falls away and reveals a man praying A bakery loses its show-window showing a hundred weddings who’ll have to wait in the next world for their cakes An Orthodox cathedral split in two revealing … Continue reading

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Extend Your Shadow

  If you haven’t been parted from what you truly love then foot cannot follow foot nor heart follow heart Beasts born in the wild have the wild to bring them to their higher education How can we see what … Continue reading

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Poem: All the Dead Children

Angels are learning new tricks to entertain all the dead children just bringing them to a quiet place used to be enough blue panels sonorous as cool winds rising to infinite heights and luminous rivers tasting of fresh milk and … Continue reading

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