Category Archives: poetry

Poems of April 2018 #2

Transfer He was misleading  The two women about his father’s ability to care for himself. He feared they would not take such a helpless man.   Dis-integration All this world wants of me is everything consumed, from beginning to end,  … Continue reading

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Poems of April 2018 #1

Concentric Bubbles When I think in poetry, I draw diagrams of meaning inside larger circles of words made of symbols for windy sounds  constricted.   Packs of baseball cards on the racks as I walk past into the supermarket enclosed me in … Continue reading

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A Map to the Next World

By Joy Harjo In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map for those who would climb through the hole in the sky.  My only tools were the desires of humans as they emerged from … Continue reading

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2 Poems from February Leaking into March

 Transportation I ride your bicycle hands,   backwards through the dark , reversed and inverted the wheel magnetized to a grid of printed instructions for unfolding origami lines  rolled balancing, over hills of rags and bags, tottering stagger plunged  and battered into muddy pulp compacted … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Civilization

It is a durable, ubiquitous, specious metaphor, that one about veneer (or paint, or pliofilm, or whatever) hiding the nobler reality beneath. It can conceal a dozen fallacies at once. One of the most dangerous is the implication that civilization, being artificial, … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #5

81    Telling It True True words aren’t charming, charming words aren’t true. Good people aren’t contentious, contentious people aren’t good. People who know aren’t learned, Learned people don’t know.   Wise souls don’t hoard; the more they do for … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #4

80       Freedom Let there be a little country without many people. Let them have tools that do the work of ten or a hundred, and never use them. Let them be mindful of death and disinclined to long … Continue reading

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