Tuesday, May 31, 2022

EZRA POUND ~

 




Ione, Dead the Long Year


Empty are the ways,

Empty are the ways of this land

And the flowers

             Bend over with heavy heads.

They bend in vain.

Empty are the ways of this land

             Where Ione

Walked once, and now does not walk

But seems like a person just gone.



E Z R A       P O U N D

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Monday, May 30, 2022

Sunday, May 29, 2022

THE ORLONS ~

 



A girl group with a guy!

Steve Caldwell



Monday, May 23, 2022

THAT TIME OF YEAR ~

 



photograph by bob arnold

spring 2022


Sunday, May 22, 2022

THE POSSIBLE PLEASURES ~

 


THE POSSIBLE PLEASURES by Lynn Valente

$14.99

 

I save very good poems to read late at night — it’s late at night.”
–Bob Arnold, author of Once In Vermont, Gnomon Press


Woodcutter's Autumn


Geese above

barking like dogs

open the gate

to our dark fence

and let in some thoughts

we put away for good —


of summer, that tourist

who took off fast

in his big car

and never paid taxes.

We'll be paying now —


Who let in these thoughts?


From carrying them home

my arms will ache

all winter.


________________________

Lynn Valente

The Possible Pleasures

Finishing Line Press, 2021




Saturday, May 21, 2022

ROBERT SUND ~

 




Shakti



She lies down on her side and fills the valley.

In the lowlands her legs are a river;

alder trees and wild winter bushes

shimmer in the windy rain.

In the mountain her breasts are blue

and snow clouds sweep across them.

In the bend of her knee

are a thousand farms.

When she dances

rain clouds are broken apart

by the sun flying across her shoulder.

When she sleeps and dreams

a thousand geese sing her praises.



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Robert Sund

First Glimpse of Swallows

Brooding Heron Press, 2022





Wednesday, May 18, 2022

STAR GUIDES ~

 



Star Clusters / Hubble


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Monday, May 16, 2022

EUGENIO MONTALE ~

 




Times at Bellosguardo



Oh now there in the glittering

stretch that bends toward the hills

the hum of evening lessens

and the trees chat with the hackneyed

murmur of the sand; and how this common life

no longer owned by our breath

gets channeled there, crystalline,

into orders of columns

and willows at the edges

and great moats in the gardens

by the overbrimming pools,

and how a sapphire light returns

for the men who live down there: it is too sad

such peace should enlighten in glimmers

and everything then roll on, with intermittent

flashes over the steaming riverbends,

with intersecting chimneys

and shouts from the hanging gardens

and consternation and long laughter

over patched roofs, among the arrases

of massed branches and a brilliant tail

that trails across the sky before

desire can find the words!


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Eugenio Montale (1896-1981)

Poems

translated by Jonathan Galassi

Everyman 2012






Friday, May 13, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

BIG MAMA THORNTON ~

 



Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club 1977





Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022

ELIZA GRISWOLD ~




Water Table



My earliest wish was not to exist —

to burst in the backyard

behind the rectory

where no one would see me.

This wasn't a plea to be found

or mourned for, but to be unborn

into the atmosphere. To hang

in the humid air, as ponds vent upward

from the overheated earth,

rise until they freeze

and crystallize, then drop

into the aquifer.



________________

Eliza Griswold

If Men, Then

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

2020





Saturday, May 7, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

BANSKY ~

 



R E A D     M E



MIT Press

2021

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A work by English graffiti artist Banksy is seen on a wall in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Friday, Dec. 21, 2007