Monthly Archives: April 2015

She Dances With Fire

Life and work have been very exciting and busy lately. I was invited to show at Jazz at Ijams on April 12th and had an absolute blast! It was like setting up my own little house to live in at … Continue reading

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#17

(collage by Artwolfen) There was a time when I wanted to fly. Keats and Alexander mocked me from the grave. And time went by. Excuses were made and songs were sung. Meaning lost itself over and over. And dreams became … Continue reading

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#14 About a Bear

I was a bear in a previous life… A roaring, clawing, grumbling cave dweller Taking particular glee in dismantling intruders. I was a bear in a previous life… A blanketed, camouflaged, quiet type Playful on icy slopes. I was a … Continue reading

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#7

Photo by John Glaze Things are meant to be discarded. None of this ever lasting on some abandoned shelf like some memento mori. That shit’s really so passé. Yes I can still hear my grandfather sing and feel my grandmother’s tissue … Continue reading

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#16

https://lettersfromchurchofthetoastedcoconutdoughnut.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/national-poetry-month-scavenger-hunt-2015-april-1-30/ Rain on closed petals With sun’s heat, vital organs Exposed without shame

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Number 24

I smelled clove cigarettes today I was driving at high speeds over rough roads and there it was. I never knew your name. I thought I did, Richard, but when I met your other friends, they called you by other … Continue reading

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Number 5

https://lettersfromchurchofthetoastedcoconutdoughnut.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/national-poetry-month-scavenger-hunt-2015-april-1-30/ Number 5. Daniel’s teeth jitter on the rim of his stainless steel cup. Black coffee. The dust of the forest floor on black boots. Naked sunlight passing through mayflies. The screaming architecture of his inner, private Iceland echoes between … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Scavenger Hunt 2015- April 1~ 30

Originally posted on From the Church of the Toasted Coconut Doughnut:
I read the most beautiful essay by Jane Hirshfield last night, in her book Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry. I wish I could repost the entire thing…

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