1. HOMEWARD WE REMEMBER
OTHER LIVES ARE
out there when we are seeking
that may serve to remind readers of the future.
In other words we may speak
of picturing the world
in plain sight.
In cool air
Among the memorials
When spirits rise
the cattle move toward fresh pasture.
They take their time in diverse tongues before an indifferent world. Something happened here. A voice was heard. In the murmuring of the tomb land came the calming words in anguish against invidia of the hearing denied.
‘I will be heard.’ is softly spoken. After Babel there is more to be said.
READING IS REMEMBERING lament may come readily to mind
as homeward we think of things. WHEN WE IMAGINE THE FALL,
We had been talking of that untimely moment
of the style and the man. WE NAME AS NEVERMORE..
His reading of life was restless, heroic, so with her otherness,
an aesthetic of action. Chatelaine of this fabled world,
writing for her
was a prelude to combat…
Her song was stilled
when the hope against oblivion. accepted darkness…
OTHER LIVES ARE WORDS UNWRITTEN. READING IS REMEMBERING WHEN WE IMAGINE THE FALL WE NAME AS NEVERMORE
2. THE DOG THAT HOWLED ALL NIGHT
What does not change is the will to change Charles Olson
Of a possible election:
then in the sight of darkness a lantern light
moving to close of day above all the armadillos
from the vantage tower in celestial time chiming…
Of the harvest angel
scattering our marvels
at the sight of disaster naming where the stones
keep silence on vacant ground
when fate may seem indifferent though this life is familiar…
Of a lyrical persuasion:
invisible in the ruins
too late to save the spirit
that blessed the city opening
to the world’s worst
And in there hearing the dog that howled all night…