Wednesday, June 30, 2010

An Hour Of Reading (June 30, 2010)

an hour of reading.
between lines
be still
a fine flung open
delivered by
the picturesque
sweet with gravity.

Despite Seeming (June 29, 2010)

despite seeming
the center of attention
Take off your hat
so as to be heard,
summon a wavering
wish to remember,
your native tongue.
mouth filled with words
the ancestor
will listen

Monday, June 28, 2010

An Hour Of Absence Awaits (June 28, 2010)

an hour of absence awaits
something like a sense of time
pointed to a dark enigma
from the boat,
I saw a pair of sparrows
their voices carried an
eager skipping song
they called out
clear as the jeweled rain,
a struggle for recollection

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Away For A Moment (June 27, 2010)

for a moment to
a sapphire dreaming
half-buried thoughts
vanish into air,
the day-to-day ordinary
anonymous lives
quiet memory
in the garden, nightfall.
Sublimely simple

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Around Another Bend (June 26, 2010)

Around another bend
the pale fields
glowing golden
caught in the moonlight,
a rare and beautiful spell
fading slowly
lost to
one more pale

To Be Alone (June 25, 2010)

to be alone.
settle into stone
motionless and watchful,
the air of being quiety wise
empty as the
srrounding sphere
perfectly centered

Thursday, June 24, 2010

In The Orchard (June 24, 2010)

in the orchard.
that little bird there
colored like
a poppy petal.
eyes, bright
is she singing?
the song she always sang
free and joyous.
a deep presence
hopes intertwining

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Many Will Have Walked (June 23, 2010)

many will have walked
the sum of secret lives
their places the stir of story
or another Folding indecision
startling senses. slowed in pace.
stared with round eyes at
the remainder
a quiet promise
and thoughtful nodded.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who Is Singing (June 22, 2010)

Who is singing
only too enticing
a deep, deep lonely
does it seem a strange familiar
this song I could not name.
somehow trembled into silence.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Now, That You Ask (June 21, 2010)

now, that you ask,
I am pouring gratitude,
Like grain streaming
a little pale yellowed chance.
I danced side to side
slowly, not so slowly
through a break in the wall
A grosbeak flew in,
brightening the lone candlelight.
it filled the rooom.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

We Are Talking In A Path Of Circles (June 20, 2010)

We are talking in a
path of circles.
a gently remembered haunting,
like a distant curl of smoke
our days are numbered,
until the last, still
to hope, so without question.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Through The Water (June 19, 2010)

through the water
free to think,
no signs of moving,
musingly, still
The last hemline of twilight
gulped up by darkness

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Other Night (June 18, 2010)

The other night I heard
a low sweeping music,
slowly, slowly
dark as the slinking shadow
it seemed to swallow
the blissfully distance.
I am as though at sea
so large a secret

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Darkness Awoke Solemnly (June 17, 2010)

the darkness awoke solemnly
beside the light.
gripped in silence; the last detail,
a blind man curious
held out his hand
in sympathy and understanding
farewell to the blackness of the night.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Some Ancient Crone (June 16, 2010)

some ancient crone
moving like a shadow
against the dark
the silent watcher
by the fire
did not move
all the white winter
they became immortal

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back from Short Break

I'm back on track, after a short vacation that made it pretty difficult to create a daily poem, much less post it on the blog.  I thought about continuing to make a poem for each day missed, but doesn't seem quite right, so I guess there will be a gap in my daily posting of found text poems...alas.

Enjoy! Comments are certainly welcome.

I Watched With Some Anticipation (June 15, 2010)

I watched
with some anticipation.
rows and rows
of whispered words.
drifted unbroken
into the
wind like smoke.
I stood in
stunned silence
nervously clutching
a sacred stone.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Their Gaze (June 10, 2010)

Their gaze
the million eyes
residents of nod
serious yet caring
squint if necessary
and trust me

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Change Course (June 9, 2010)

No way to photograph the text block at this point, but will add it's today's found poem!

change course
doubt will always exist
the sea itself
is perennial.

Only This Empty City Street (June 8, 2010)

Entry written from the road...playing with a new way of creating the poems...but unfortunately I didn't save the actual block of text this came from and no photo today, sorry!

only this empty city street
the seclusion of
some deep twilight
ahead the golden swan

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Small White Stone (June 7, 2010)

A small
white stone still
against the darkness,
glistening black
a ring of firelight.
the shadows grasping
some deep primeval
known to be the
circle of time

An Encounter Shared (June 6, 2010)

an encounter shared
a common cause
the smell and sounds of
mingled evening air,
the scattered twining
of wild flowers
and once or twice
a few small promises.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Destiny of Man (June 5, 2010)

the destiny of man
dust accumulating
a remembrance of silence.

I Had A Dream (June 4, 2010)

I had a dream.
the sky was emptied,
Everything fell away
the history of every hour flushed
enveloped by darkness
a veiled velvety silence,
suddenly lightning
and thunder
the faint flicker of light.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sometimes If Weighted (June 3, 2010)

sometimes if
weighted with heavy bricks
laugh and dance,
toss your curls
to the floor

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Flood-Gate Of Tiny Golden Sequins (June 2, 2010)

a flood-gate
of tiny golden sequins
lingered in her head
gathered in a circle
so gently pulsating
brilliance never seen before;
many wonders
one must never forget.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Slink About Explore the Contents (June 1, 2010)

slink about
explore the contents
with that silly bird's feather
glancing behind quite alone.
think back a thousand years,
we were here? Only a trace
the rabbit will explain