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Archive for October, 2012

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

 

Is language a snake one grapples with but is finally ungraspable like a noodle? I’m reminded (God knows by what) how film canisters can be reused to store nails, screws, buttons and pins.

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

 

PLANNED POEMS #5

EKPHRASIS: IS THERE A CURE ON THE HORIZON?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

 

NEIL YOUNG

 

I’m not sure 27 minutes and 37 seconds is justified

but then again

I’m not sure it’s not.

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

 

We changed the grasshopper’s name

from Norman to David

and it was still funny. Then we changed it

to Jeremy and it was

still funny. But when we called it Carol

it was not funny.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

 

a water nymph, wrapped in cellophane, glimpsed in Waitrose, scent from who knows where, destined

Friday, October 26th, 2012

 

clear air

open skies

 

unfettered dreams

 

as far as an eye can seem

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

 

don’t really expect

and although it’s that

on the other hand

scars and other tissues

formed from

and the thought never

occurrence whispered

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

 

The washing machine is washing but the light bulb will not light.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

 

Ah! such splendid words in the brain’s hoard:

complainination,

for an e.g. (And while we’re at it, I would just like to say that

I am not going to say what really irritates my spleen.

I do not have the years.)

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

 

PLANNED POEMS #4

FORTUNE SQUANDERED, POVERTY EMBRACED