Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Merc, retro

"...every silver bead that briefly
Lived apart from the whole
Before merging and returning

To the vessel..."

From "Mercury" by Phyllis Levin

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Splintered green truck bed

"...A heavy sky that
holds away the ragged cold,
the sweetness of lights and signs and faded buildings..."

From "Where I Grew Up" by Robert Gregory

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Green velvet crush

"The older she gets,
the more she awakes
with somebody's face strewn in her head
like petals which once made a flower. ..."

From "Crush" by Carol Ann Duffy


Thanks to all you patient browsers, lurkers, un-common-taters who keep coming to visit despite the crush of schtuff that's making me seldom seen. I'll be posting more frequently after a while, but still in the thick of it.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Grille, deluxe

"...I made him look at the poem.
“There’s a lot of that going around,” he said..."

From "Mingus at the Showplace" by William Matthews


And a bread-crumb (chametz!) in a trail left by Grilled Flowers Press.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Texas patch and Three Bad Jacks

Another rat rod, and through darkened glass you can see the faint shine of an embroidered lone star.

Cross-posted a small introductory chunk of my art history paper here for those who may be interested.

And whether interested or not, here's a little piece of the Afikomen.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Serape jalopy

"Innocent decision: to enjoy. ..."

From "Triple Feature" by Denise Levertov


Stole away from schoolwork for a couple of hours and found some rusty goodness at the Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round-Up (all except one of what I caught was made in Texas.)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Fleetline Study #2

"... The Westside knew 'em,
And Selma, even Gilroy.
48 Fleetline, two-tone-
buenas garras..."

From "El Louie" by José Montoya