Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sakai


Aihara-machi (Japanese相原町)

to Sagami Bay

a river

prone to flooding

pressed within

tall walls  (post war)

vesper bats above

leaping carp within

while that slouch, tanuki

patrols 


bridge (between)

this third coast
out
beyond
between

の間に

なた     彼方

はし

a middle
amid
balancing.

Friday, November 10, 2017

adrift
aground
wrecked.


sounding - an echo.



here.


again in open water. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

I have failed and failed and failed and failed.


There is no one, no time, no money.


Forgetful. Untruthful. Stubborn.



The world's fool.

Monday, August 21, 2017

s o l a r

one o'clock
sixteen minutes after
silence
no wind


still
seamless

shift

and lighting

s o l a r

noon
faded blue
clouds coming
birdsong but infrequent
12:27 darker
quiet



an entrance

less

a stand

nonetheless

s o l a r


11 a m
dull white sky
cicadas
breeze


a disappearance
wind, but erect
no children
placemarks

s o l a r

10 a m
grey sunlit sky
plum tree shadow on the empty building.
no fruit this year

leaning south

without children

placemarks

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Bells

tell time.

The sun slants.

Small dogs bark.

sic

6
times
four
times
time
times
one
more
day.



Done.






d i s c     o r     s u n     o r    w o u n d e d    m o o n

Living alone, sleeping alone, traveling alone, and resolute, alone and self-disciplined, one should take pleasure in living in the forest.

- 21. 305 Dhammapada



Full moon, seasonably mild.

1

To say aloud
lonely
isn't

solitary 

continues as

swallow, or bat,
above the Sakaigawa
under the rising moon.









Tuesday, August 1, 2017

one week,
two

read thirty things
by creeley

remembered
remembering

changes you.




Monday, July 24, 2017

s i c i l y

She recalled her aunt swaying on the table, high above her, as the temblor struck.

After the earthquake, her grandfather, defiant, took a tarp to the shore, to his fishing boat, and slept there.

Through the night, her family's mountain campfire echoed her grandfather's beach hearth, far below.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Agrilus  - largest number of species in the animal kingdom about 300


Agrilus cyanescens













Lampyridae  Coleoptera.
















lazuli bunting but an insect
it crawls iridescent on the white floor
or
flies
tipped out into the green garden
wild as a wood.

This lamp-ended beetle
greets me at my door 
as do spiders,
doormen discriminants.

cool air
blue
lit
me
home.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Walking

as

river,

moving,

moves

moved,

each

to the field,

into earth

an undertow.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017



land bridges

plunge pools

separation of/in

an age of ice



water

 f
 a
 l
 l
 s

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

1

elements of

the equinox

a chaplet of elevens, a brace of twenty-ones

that is

a sequence

(sin tí)

“noising loud” in the  library,

dismantling an axis you turned upon

without, but survives w/in

a thin line, memory -

the spring horizon  of the third year

2

your yellow primrose planted late

under must, absent

shift, as pattern, earth, 

the clannish obstinence of  seed

3

we don’t see the drain or ditch beautiful

taking refuse, spillage

4

trees as Simeon’s stylus

after the first new moon

black against the grey sky, 

a close,

lidded,

draft of white


while, walled,, all boughs exposed to closure

Thursday, March 30, 2017

rain

a cold wing of wind

in Ohio 70 degrees and hail

both places, we're weary


Friday, March 17, 2017

The Pairs: To see the essential in the unessential and to see the essence as unessential means one can never get to the essence, wandering as one is in the road of wrong intentions.
- Dhammapada 1.11

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

n o t e s

sun in aquarius
moon waning gibbous
27 degrees fahrenheit

dry winter here
no overflow
no spillage

______________

describe the mind:
lush/ flow/ channel/ course

that is

a physical abundance of

a chemically fluid

declination and ascent of

future generations

________________

remastered
luminescence

________________

river messaged me in dream -
riker mount canoes