Tag Archives: Poetics

Pedernal (For Georgia O’Keeffe)

On horizons edge, white hills pile up. Empty azure awaits the clouds first forays. Coyote tracks return to motion, yellow duster turning to crimson. Sunlight through dust, seeks, sifts. Sage bush, formation deep. A rider passes through, slips in and … Continue reading

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Animal Skull, Hollyhock and Rose

Amber sand, transfixed in white, moonlight cords tatter on idle horns, of an idle cattle skull. Rose petal pink streams flutter on desert winds, a rider loses himself, if for a moment. ~~~ Red cliffs, rolling, drag the sun across … Continue reading

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Uncanny, and a Dragonfly

Ancient pine, in emerald, shine bright, shine weak. Oriole song, in clarity, sounds less, sounds more. Every year, ten thousand sames, ten thousand differences. The mirror in the sky gathers no dust. ~~~ Tall drift of a bull reed cluster, … Continue reading

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Pine Wind and Bicycles

Under the hum of streetlights, bicycle flutters gather, the sheer grey range reconstitutes as starless black. From the faraways and thoroughfares voices wail, near and distant, chatters of sirens rattle through night black. Through park lands peach blossoms twirl, and … Continue reading

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Plum Blossoms on a Tigers whiskers

The rivers, they all flow to the east. The mountains, they all face to the south. Lotus flowers are oblivious of the mud, a tiger bats a plum blossom tumble of twenty years. ~~~ Lines in the hall, of robes … Continue reading

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Jade Fist, Mountain Peaks

Emerald sky hinges on the distant edge, days filled with vigorous hoeing, idle sitting. Half tame tigers take food from my bare hands, and yet, the mountains are still mountains. ~~~ A dragons laugh, a tigers roar. Eight fractures ripple … Continue reading

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Namazu

Cherry blossoms idle on the singing wind, dragons dance on the cloud broken plain. Gibbon howls echo through emerald layers, a red tail swishes, catfish barrels through mud. ~~~ Half tame deer await a hermits feast, chrysanthemums idly fall to … Continue reading

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City Sketches (Set II)

Bicycle lights trickle in and out of ink black streets, the corners patrolled by golden lions. Monolith weaved from steel and glass gazes out, by candle light a stone Buddha sits, and sits. ~~~ Metal hide dragons rattle through skeletal … Continue reading

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All Those Moments…

Ever present tumble, sheeted rain forever long. “I mean, really, I’ve never seen a better throw.” “Even better than – ” “Yup”. “Damn”. Footprints don’t hold in puddles. “Hey, hey! Get off my car! Filthy scrag!” Hidden in reflections, rags … Continue reading

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A Catfish Muddies A Clear Pond

Clear pond muddied by a red tail swish ~~~ A great ruler tends to melon patches on empty cloud peaks, shower of arrows over mulberry groves, birds of flame tumble, and tumble, the man whose forgotten the words speaks to … Continue reading

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