Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year!

what you couldn't see
make you see what you do see:
keyholes sharpen the thrill
of your
Even if you are alone in the room,
Shadows waft cross the white wall
as whispers drift in from the window,
the voice is so soothing
that you can see the face
it comes
that's it.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Earthwoman and the Waterwoman By Denise Levertov

The earthwoman by her oven
          tends her cakes of good grain.
The waterwoman's children
are spindle thin.
                     The earthwoman
          has oaktree arms. Her children
full of blood and milk
          stamp through the woods shouting.
                    The waterwoman
          sings gay songs in a sad voice
                    with her moonshine children.
when the earthwoman
has had her fill of the good day
          she curls tom sleep in her warm hut
          a dark fruit cake sleep
but the waterwoman
                    goes dancing in the kisty lit-up town
          in dragonfly dresses and blue shoes., featuring some friends including places or business around the world....

Monday, December 3, 2012

Central American Sketches Crossing Kansas By Train

Foggy sky,
Misty trees,
Tall thin telephone poles,
Birds sit on wires
like connected dots,
Farm houses,
Closed doors,
Words knock
in mind,
with inspirations
unfold like umbrellas,
Moving bicycles under
traffic lights,
Kansas Town
wet, muddy,
and quiet,
like the yawn
you delicate