January 27, 2009

It's Not Monday

I wanted to let you know
the cemetery's closed,
but it's not Monday.
The names are flying,
dazzling flippity flops
and somersaults,
cherry blossoms
disembodied from their poets
who may or may not exist
somewhere beyond the words.
Dick and Jane
call for more than silliness.
Maybe I'm distracted.
It’s time for some tough love!
I have no answers.
That's exactly what I mean,
excluding the I.
No, one last thing:
Poetry is war.

January 21, 2009

Poet Lizzie took an axe...

and gave her poem fifty whacks.

It was painful to hear. It sounded something like


Good thing I didn't have a brick at hand. I might have ruined my tv. I would say it's just me being cranky (I don't like being read to), but others had similar reactions. Check the links at Poegles. There's also commentary at Althouse. If you compare the transcript (visual) of the poem to the way it was delivered, there is a disconnect. The poem (a prose poem) looks nothing like the way she made it sound. I'm pretty sure that's illegal.


January 13, 2009

I Know You're There

I know you're there
in the shadows.
I hear soft rustling.
The floorboards creak.

In the shadows
I smell desire.
The floorboards creak.
I hold my breath.

I smell desire--
English Leather.
I hold my breath
and wet my lips.

English Leather,
come and join me,
and wet my lips
beneath the sheets.

Come and join me.
I hear soft rustling
beneath the sheets.
I know you're there.

January 07, 2009

Well, of course...

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

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