Tuesday, March 27, 2012
under a linden wood tree
waiting to be slammed home
the gravestone blank
picks up the story long dead
& gone up the Rogue River
The writing on walls left
to awaken at a finish line
in two-bit time
Honor them & give them
space to steal
or change into something mistaken
strike a happen stance
with the Siskiyou salmon
swimming upstream now.
The fool in the Tarot is pictured as a jouncy journeyer with a bag tied to a stick, sometimes with a dog, sometimes poised at/over the edge of a cliff. What does this spring fool you into doing? How is a poet a wise fool going over the edge? How do we land? What is in the valley below? Spark and revery off the Fool and offer us some word delight for our spring journey...
or who cannot help rising 5am before anything anyone everyone everything has breathed back to life from the small death petit mort of dream and sleep?
who else knows we are here, looming lurking above our bodies?
potentialities unfolding, amorphous, possible, lurking?
Monday, March 26, 2012
tidying for a move, that book that we made together coming
down like paper snow, no words on the spine, forgotten beside
on the line and we fell withabsurd
abandon into each refrain.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
eostar carries eggs in her
blossom stepping blessing
dance hands, she makes even
blossom husks in spring blush
windy, refulgent, raucous blossom
blustering a kind of eggshell
she passes over my body lightly
and nests inside, my heart a roost
for the flowery fool god
desses: who else makes an art of breaking?
Monday, March 19, 2012
This week, set yourself to make mistakes while writing. START EARLY ON THIS!
If you're typing, set your font size to 1. Type the poem very fast in a font so small that you can’t read it as you go.
If you write by hand, cover your hand and the page with a towel, or write in pitch darkness—and quickly.
You could try using your non-dominant hand, or writing while doing something else—like exercising, grocery shopping, dancing or gardening. You might try writing with a pen that barely works or a pencil with the lead worn down too far.
Dash something out, then put it aside for a couple of days. THAT'S WHY YOU SHOULD START EARLY.
Come back later to see what you wrote.
Increase the font size to a readable scale.
Examine your handwritten scratches and decode or recall them as you can, letting go of or re-inventing what is indecipherable.
Work the writing into a poem paying special attention to the things you can't understand, the typos, the accidents. Honor them and give them space to stand unchanged or to change into something you would not have written intentionally.
keywords: reckless, your name, poem
the path back to that old anxious center
Monday, March 12, 2012
offers the healing powers
Sanctuary. Blessing. Healing...
waters of imagination
are cheerleaders the new greek chorus? and why are women
so often relegated there. woms can affirm and support but what about
some goddesses with pompom flower power renouncing patriarchy:
each in her own words, the particular incantations and rhymes of
personal experience whittling her brilliance to catalytic chants
in dialects of polyrhythm like breathing not like war marches
once in the ear and heart now blossoming. because of her we're never the same
don't make the teachers be women droning at the front of the class, lucy
i am glad we know a different way that doesn't harm to move us along:
that's an ancient art, worth remembering, carried on
intergenerational matrilineal phoneless cords
via the walkie talkies of our core knowing,
outfurling spring blossoms that trill and blossom
in our own mouths and minds. we are always being
birthed and breathed by she we all gaia yes
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
i wrote my story
microverbs in miniverse
proteins sewn in
molecular zippered eyes (i’s) open
into the micro-wounded ego drawn dialogue dagger
Monday, March 5, 2012
This week, your creative imagination is as powerful a microscope as you need. Zoom in
and observe. Then report on what you experience there.
keywords: microscope, poem, your name
The Scale of the Universe
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From Macro to Micro in 44 images