Sunday, July 30, 2006

Photo Friday: Portrait

Sculpture by Charles Umlauf, re-visioned and excerpted for Photo Friday. His is a beautiful Poetess.

Birthday present


Flesh born under a surgeon’s knife, soul borne by gusts
from a summer thunderstorm, bruised sky roiling as self
folds down from Self like origami from sheets – of rain,
of the leaves of all books written and not yet written falling
like me into spine-stiff casing as I was bound from dream
to womb to air crackling with ether and ozone, lightning
licking a gleaming alphabet onto my bloodstreaked skin,
unbound, unbounded, unfolded, unfolding from arc to arc
under the Perseids, following their spark back home.

Crow about...color

Monday, July 24, 2006

Illustration Friday: Opposite

Although the boxes made noise when I shook them, they were ultimately empty.
(Click for a larger empty.)

Moody Monday: Exotic

Vitex agnus-castus and contrails: one exotic, and one native to Texas.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Thursday Challenge: Stuff

Got my Thursday Challenge in a bit early...long day, so posted while I could. Just some very interesting Stuff I saw while wandering around.


Monday, July 17, 2006

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Happy coffee cans

Illustration Friday:
Sacrifice (the illusion of self)

From the Online Etymology Dictionary:
c.1250, from O.Fr. sacrifise (12c.), from L. sacrificium, from sacrificus "performing priestly functions or sacrifices," from sacra "sacred rites" (prop. neut. pl. of sacer "sacred," see sacred) + root of facere "to do, perform" (see factitious). L. sacrificium is glossed in O.E. by ansegdniss.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Back-country drive poem


Radiant Number 8 gravel a rougher bed
than shell roads you said, and I said yes.

Heat makes the air dance baked shimmy-shake
mirages pooling in rut-roads, flouring us with
dust the color of talc, but no mind. We’re gone
down to where there is nothing but bent grass
and dry sunflowers, all the everynothing, to
listen to the vast chirring terse once stopped.

Arc of a story (no words)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Slough's edge

See the dragonfly?
I didn't, until I finished and posted.
Hint: click to enlarge, and then look again...and again.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Thursday Challenge: Outdoors

Iconic sunflowers everywhere.
From A Sunflower Sutra by Allen Ginsberg:
"...A perfect beauty of a sunflower! a perfect excellent
lovely sunflower existence!..."

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Dim rainbow

Made me think of JMW Turner.
Doing a Google search, I found Turner was also a poet.

From his poem Fallacies of Hope, excerpted for his 1843 painting The Morning After the Deluge:
“…In prismatic guise
Hope’s harbinger, ephemeral as the summer fly
Which rises flits, expands and dies. …”

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Not gone yet

For all my American friends, Happy Independence Day!
And for all, happy independent thinking, creativity, and heart!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Moody Monday: Indifferent

From Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens:

"...The sky will be much friendlier then than now,
A part of labor and a part of pain,
And next in glory to enduring love,
Not this dividing and indifferent blue. ..."


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