Category Archives: Recent poems

Eidolons, Baby (recent poems, November 2012)

Eidolons, baby,* that’s all we are and all we make; we, our own ghosts, are the blurred after-images the pencil traces, what the waiting shapes. *This one came from a brief conversation with Andrew Griffin about the Walt Whitman poem.

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Winter Plum (a slightly more faithful translation)

The original, with Andrew Griffin’s literal translation, is at the bottom. Winter Plum The mountain wind startles half the flowers on your branches into bursting open. How long have you stood at the edge of this cliff alone in your … Continue reading

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Long Dark Strands of Cedar video reading

I’ve decided I’m going to start doing video readings of poems. We begin with Long Dark Strands of Cedar (text and origins). And here’s the toque mentioned in that link. Long Dark Strands of Cedar

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January Haiku

Even crows must sleep— is that why none has stolen the frost-bright moon?

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At Sunset

This one’s from last September. At Sunset At sunset, the blue heron’s long-legged hunger stalks the foam-flecked tide

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Gizooglin Mumblin Jack

In lieu of another freshly smoked up poem todizzle, I gizoogled some dat have already rocked up here, so peek-a-boo, clear tha way, I be comin’ thru fo’sho. Da titlez link ta tha originals. 1. Da May Moon Swells Early May—the moon … Continue reading

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Mid-July (recent poems, July 2012)

Up until I started this blog, I hadn’t done much writing over the past few years but I wasn’t in complete stasis. Every now and then, I’d get something done for fun. Such as this one from last July. Mid-July … Continue reading

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