Category Archives: Writing

Posts about the craft of writing

Poem: “Puja Offerings”

One last poem before I go.  (See the next post down for a more prose-y farewell.) Puja Offerings Three coconuts I break kneeling before the puja fire The first cracks easily but has no water The white flesh inside is … Continue reading

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Poem: “Treading Water”

Submitted without comment… I think it explains itself. Treading Water It makes little difference if you swim with the current or throw yourself against it if in fact you are in the middle of the ocean The only way to … Continue reading

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Poem: “Speaks The Silence”

It’s that time again, my Imaginary Readers.  And we’re coming down to the wire, in terms of posts.  Tomorrow, the computer on which I’m writing this goes into its cargo box… after that, I’ll be on laptop only for the … Continue reading

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Poem: “Details”

Now that I’m back from my recent travels, this is my life now: Details Never a moment’s peace details, details I am drowning in details Little fiddly bits that bite and tear tiny shreds of flesh death from a billion … Continue reading

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Poem: “Destiny”

Now I’m really in the mood for a break from all the political junk and corruption and Bush Administration mendacity and casual thuggery.  Time for a poem. Destiny Hidden though the passages be still we are compelled to seek them … Continue reading

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Poem: “Flicker-fly Journeys”

Another of "those" poems, I’m afraid… Flicker-fly Journeys Flicker-fly, flee down deep mark the time against the tree see the pretty lies, blow their infertile dander to the eight winds while glow-beetles hum with dry satisfaction See to the umber … Continue reading

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Poem: “Outcast”

A poem for you today, my friends, and a wee break from the political.  This one’s another of the "I have no idea where it came from" ilk. Outcast Outcast, unclean I clothe my naked form with the silver-gray remains … Continue reading

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Poem: “The Pool”

Another one for you, my Imaginary Readers: The Pool Sorrow is a bitter pool from which we are compelled to drink We taste cool water seasoned by our own tear-salt thirst never truly slaked so we drink again and again … Continue reading

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Poem: “Uncharted Territory”

And for a break from the political talk and ashram stories, I offer a poem: Uncharted Territory Close eyes say the ancient words into the silence For a time nothing happens Then easy to miss the beginning of the tipping … Continue reading

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No ashram story update today…

I spent the entire day working on the house, and I’m totally beat.  The pick-up truck is piled high with another load for the local dump, plus I sanded and oiled some wood surfaces that had taken a bit of … Continue reading

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