Friday, July 10, 2020

Thursday, July 9, 2020

BIRTHDAY ~






As Robbie Robertson announced in The Last Waltz
"Play Guitar? Eric Clapton!"
I announce —
"Love to write, read? Cesar Aira!"

[ BA ]





New Directions 
2019






Wednesday, July 8, 2020

GERRY LOOSE ~








days



drawn in




the watering can

upside down



against the


rain






strange

a moment



in darkness

a noise of



small rain.

To hold this






The slow

rise of



the bird in

the instant



before

landing.






from the deer path to my door


here doing what I do best

weeding reading drinking


*


tax bills deadlines work undone

I plan a seat around the sycamore


*


time spent with black parrot queen of the night tulip

bulbs why not working sitting


*


early bus to town for teachings better

follow the drumming woodpecker into the woods


*


woodpecker drumming lapwings

wings lapping all the way


*


the marble hall all suits & security

guards missing the rain in my garden


*


old lady scattering bread for birds

blossom stuck to her shoes all there is


*


daughter gone into the world

sometimes  leave her room light on


*


autumn leaves gather in corners

doing nothing most gets done


*


old cooking pot under sky where I wash my hands gardening stir up

little frogs carry them to the pond where geese now argue no
                                                                                               nothing


*


fell over drunk precepts

gone vow gone shin hurts palm hurts instep hurts


*


such a small beetle passes so

easily the written lines I labour over


*


stepping out for a piss I can't let the door

latch click listening to the owl's call





____________________

Gerry Loose
Printed On Water
Shearsman, 2007     



                           

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

THE FIELD ~









from The Field





One room, ten broken windows. No one comes

at nine, no one leaves at three.

At this school,

wild iris grows right to the door

and twenty birds, with sorrel and reeds,

return the field

to sky-blue eggs inside the eaves.



____________________

Robert Kusch
The Field
Red Moon Press
2003










Monday, July 6, 2020

ENNIO MORRICONE ~






E N N I O      M O R R I C O N E
1928 ~ 2020


POETS WHO SLEEP #6 ~




P O E T S     W H O     S L E E P

______________________
















all drawings
copyright
Bob Arnold