consonantsandvowels

JUNE 27, 2012 12:11PM

note to self

 

 

 
 
727 Regent Place, Memphis

 

Here’s what not to do when you see on her death certificate the home address of that ancestral grandmother on your mother’s paternal side (the side that abandoned your mother when she was a year old):  do not google 727 Regent Pl., Memphis… Read full post »

JUNE 24, 2012 11:06PM

wordless diary

 
 
 
 
leonid_tishkov_i_boris_bendikov- from the private moon series  
 
JUNE 23, 2012 11:09AM

wordless diary

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JUNE 22, 2012 4:36PM

ladies and tricycles...

 

gedney
  William Gale Gedney, Girl standing on desk in courtyard, performing for a seated girl, ca. 1955 

 

William Gedney Photographs and Writings
Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gedney

&nbs

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JUNE 21, 2012 2:37PM

Ladies and tricycles...

 

 

gedney
  William Gale Gedney, Girl standing on desk in courtyard, performing for a seated girl, ca. 1955 

 

William Gedney Photographs and Writings
Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gedney

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JUNE 20, 2012 11:23PM

private moon

 
 
 
 
JUNE 20, 2012 10:53AM

wordless diary

 

 

 

paris 129

 

 

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JUNE 19, 2012 9:12AM

wordless diary

 

 

 

 

laszlohoholy-nagysanstitre1930

 

 

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JUNE 18, 2012 7:33PM

Living on a Fault Line - redux

 

 

 

My siblings and I fantasized about our parents getting a divorce.  Anything for a little peace, for not having to walk around on eggshells, for not having to worry about when the next tremor would turn into a full-blown quake.  The instability and tension invited… Read full post »

JUNE 18, 2012 12:11PM

word, yō

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
memento mori
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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JUNE 17, 2012 11:49PM

word

 

 

 

 

maruyama okyo skeleton performing zazen on waves
  

 

 

 

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JUNE 17, 2012 6:42PM

wordless diary

 

 

 

 

 

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JUNE 16, 2012 12:55PM

banish misfortune

JUNE 16, 2012 11:39AM

wordless diary

 

 

 

my home is my castle

 

 

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JUNE 15, 2012 12:34PM

wordless diary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JUNE 15, 2012 12:15PM

wordless diary

 
 
 
 
 
JUNE 14, 2012 11:56PM

wordless diary

 

 

georges braque

 

 

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JUNE 13, 2012 9:20PM

wordless diary

 

 

 

william-merrit-chase-1849-1916-portrait-of-a-lady
 

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MAY 16, 2012 1:59AM

dragons on the map

 

 

 

 

 

 

u-turns                                                       &nb… Read full post »

APRIL 30, 2012 11:07PM

saying what can't be said

 

 

There is nothing at all that can be talked about adequately, and the whole art of poetry is to say what can't be said.
 -  Alan Watts

 

The Language for Loss

 

What is inarticulable remains so.

Now I am told things differently
and everything speaks of you.
I have learned… Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2012 1:21PM

possessing nothing

 

 

 

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.

-  John Cage

 

hammershoi interior sunshine on floor

 

I call dibs.  Who else wants

the blank page, the black hole.

Lost horizon?  I own it.

Mine the numinous emptiness

without icons

or furniture.

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APRIL 19, 2012 11:31PM

sitting in the graveyard

 

I think one of poetry’s functions is not to give us what we want… [T]he poet isn’t always of use to the tribe. The tribe thrives on the consensual. The tribe is pulling together to face the intruder who threatens it. Meanwhile, the poet is sitting by himself in theRead full post »

APRIL 16, 2012 12:25PM

asking a shadow to dance

 

 

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. 
 - Carl Sandburg

 

 

Tourists

Rounding a crumbled corner
we half expect a giant pair of mouse ears
but the small world, after all,
gets smaller from a distance.

Instead there’s a brothel ruin,
bereft of desirous flesh -
the…

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APRIL 12, 2012 4:03PM

naming what's holy

 

The work of the poet is to name what is holy.   

- Diane Ackerman

 

In The Histories

 

I was reading about the queen
who built a room for flooding;
there she invited her betrayers to banquet
and there they drowned.


I knew Mom would be up for it
since our… Read full post »

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