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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Title before the Poem/Egg before the Chicken???

I have this unfortunate talent for discovering a title before I can fully imagine the poem that goes with it. I woke up yesterday with such a title and ever since have been trying to come up with an opening line. Anyone else have this problem? Or am I uniquely insane?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Some workshopping going on on Babilu this week. Really gets to blood pounding.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Rising Sunflower

Secret countries rival
between the long-legged trees
crowned  with sunbursts,
the happiest orange
This field, 
a world enough of color
to overshadow all 
the dark-damp ground below
One head nods above, petals spread 
like arms of rising sun


A folded heart
thrown down on the sand
like abandoned love,
an exquisite exoskeleton:
its graceful curves
wrapped tight as fingers
in a worn-out glove

New poems

For the longest now I have posted more visual art than poetry. It is addictive working with images, deciding what they are after they are finished. It is a bit like automatic writing. I think I need to  put my pen to paper just move it around and around and see what emerged. For starters I am going to try to make poems to fit the images I have been posting. Lets see what happens.