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Treatise on Lined paper and Thomas Moore and something I once heard on the radio about aboriginal culture

Western culture sees art as some separate thing from life.. i.e. we separate ourselves into the seclusion of the studio or the garret if you are a poet and you make art ABOUT life but art tries to BE  life … Continue reading

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Bakri ‘Id Hyderabad

when I was in Hyderabad..  in the middle of the festival of Barkri ‘Id.. a festival where the Muslims celebrate Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice Ishmael.. but he doesn’t.. Allah intervenes and a goat is slaughtered instead.. in Hyderabad.. there were … Continue reading

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the writing

it often amazes me how I will write something completely.. well.. what seems to me.. to be completely arbitrary.. only to discover a day or two later that it is in fact a poem.. It reminds me that sitting down … Continue reading

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close too close

close too close I’m lying here in bed waiting for not much at all… just a good moment to grab my book and start writing and escape for the relentless to relent just a break.. and then the new day … Continue reading

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I think I sent the notes to Norway while I unpack the dishwasher and listen to Bill Evans Reuben has a little sip of Ruthie’s juice I wish I could paint Bill’s notes the gentle giants that the bassist plays … Continue reading

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