Tuesday, July 17, 2012

POSTAGE DUE ~





John Brandi / Steve Sanfield



All day I've been writing away on the final leg of the Longhouse Bibliography for the years 2008-2012. I'm at 2011 and thought to charge ahead and get more under the belt and then I opened the mail ~ and here was a new book by John and Steve (sent by Steve, with other loose poems to share) and I couldn't help myself but to read. Everything.


Then go out and snap a photograph


Then type you up some of the poems from the book


So you are here with me


Like these two guys are

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no clouds

but the sky fills

with snowflakes







solitude —

every knot on the floor

begins to move







another pal becomes a recluse

almost no one left

to not visit







unburned brush pile

beginning

to bud







three mistakes / two stumbles

and not even

out the door yet







jury summons

he wears exactly

what they told him not to







changing the stream's song

simply by moving

a stone or two







years of pine needles

on the path

soften his own fall







so happy for their visit

he opens the gate

for the swirling leaves









200 copies, text printed at Country Copy, Grass Valley, California
over image, printing & binding by Jerry Reddan, Tangram Press




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