Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Rare message from Nice

Nous français, nous avons notre Polynésie,
Ces Marquises qui ont terminé Gauguin-
Pris dans la porte provisoire des siècles et des cultures

Gardes-toi ces sables plus secs de l'Afrique
T'en auras besoin pour le buvardage final

                                                             —Ch Lunaire

(We French, we have our Polynesia,
Those Marquesas who finished off Gauguin—
Caught in the tentative doorway of Centuries and cultures

Keep the drier sands of Africa
You'll need them for the final blotting)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Moon 1059

Moon 1059
left eye clear: right, rainbow-ringed
February moon. 
they say there's a comet too
this moon is enough for me


the Alps, late Schubert,
a lifetime: for the long haul —
after rain, summer

Photo: Curt Clingman

Wednesday, February 08, 2017


Malaise, the word that comes to mind
everyone seems to feel about the same 
overlapping truths noised 24/7

two more friends gone
getting as familiar as morning

got to get on with it