Friday, May 15, 2015

JOANNE KYGER ~







Joanne Kyger & Arthur Okamura





POST EXTINCTION




                     How could you forget me so quickly —


But the way you are reached, touched, awakened
             by the world continues


                                           the same way you yourself
                          pass along a freely given
              lineage of  existence


                         Each one, every thing, perfect  "as is"


                Like the moon
            going down
        never really leaves the sky


                                             So "existence" never quits,
                                  never began,     never ended


                      You see in the moment
                                                 So sorry it will never be


               like this again —


      But when has the present ever been singular?


Everything with a language of distinction


                                      with sorrow, with melancholy
                              with sweet appreciation


                    of an extinguished future


        when water becomes
  a state of being




                                                                                  September 2014


________________


Joanne Kyger
On Time
City Lights 2015



2 comments:

Luster said...

Dear Bob,

As ever, thanks for my morning "paper." I've had Kyger's As Ever sitting handy and periodically dipped into for a week or so now, never too far away anyway.

stay close,
mike

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Ah, Mike,

"Morning paper!" what an honor.

With a busy spring & summer of building, I may have to resort sometimes to every other day.

I know you can suspend belief.

all's well, Bob