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Peach Blossom (after Li Po)
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Peach Blossom (after Li Po)
Originally posted on O at the Edges: Peach Blossom (after Li Po) Ask why I stay on the green mountain and I smile but do not answer; my heart rests. A peach blossom floats downstream – Heaven and earth, apart from this world. ? The transliteration on Chinese-poems.com is as follows: ? Ask m...
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Ode to Allan R
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Ode to Allan R
Another perfect day. A great day for madcap rehearsals for the massive community theatre show. But was it the power or the water utility responsible? I don’t remember, and the people i’d ask are either dead or otherwise out of touch. Anyway, the town had no water. No water is no big d...
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Night Journey (after Tu Fu)
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Originally posted on O at the Edges: Night Journey (after Tu Fu) Wind bends the grass along the road. A lonely truck passes by. Stars reach down to touch these hills and the moon drifts behind. No one will ever know my poems. I am too old and ill to work. Circling, floating, who am…
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Roast Chicken (recording)
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Originally posted on O at the Edges: ? “Roast Chicken” was first published in Kindle Magazine in December 2015, and also appeared in Gossamer: An Anthology of Contemporary World Poetry.  ? Roast Chicken Contemplating the afterlife of birds, I empty the carcass. My wife offers rosemary...
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terrible words
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Originally posted on Why the 3E Senate is a Silly Idea: The photo above was taken by paleoartist Emily Willoughby in 2015. It shows Harvard fossil MCZ 4371, the foot of a specimen Deinonychus. Go check out her website of paleoart here. I was a fairly typical kid of my generation; I loved to read ...
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Worm Medicine Boogie!
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Learning, day by day, about sound and video programs; spent the afternoon learning about Garageband and catching up on news of the local arts, with the talented and generous Darrin Hagen. Thanks, pal. (don’t judge him by the quality of my work, mind you). Still such a beginner. Might as wel...
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While Reading Billy Collins at Bandera’s Best Restaurant, Words Come to Me
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While Reading Billy Collins at Bandera’s Best Restaurant, Words Come to Me
Originally posted on O at the Edges:   While Reading Billy Collins at Bandera’s Best Restaurant, Words Come to Me And having no other paper at hand, I scrawl on a dollar bill, “I want to speak the language of smoke.” My invisible friend interrupts. That is a white man’s di...
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Keep on Dancing
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Keep on Dancing
Originally posted on Prairiepomes: Today, I’m watching this film: Dancing Around the Table My aim was just to show my kid her grandpa, there among the indigenous delegations; but of course, start watching, and it is remarkably clear that, despite what the champions of derivative, tragedy po...
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St. Eugene: Not a Poetry Video (yet)
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Here are the gates. Beside them, an image from an older time, another purpose. Here is the gorgeous architecture. And beside it, tribute to the children brought here. Building and children face East, where the sun rises steadfast over blue mountains. Here is the message, the new mission. And here...
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