September 20, 2010

The questions are the answers
To questions in themselves



MaurĂ­cio Nogueira Lima, Rhythmic Object 2 (second version), 1953

Instructions for Angels
-- by Kenneth Patchen

Take the useful events
For your tall.
Red mouth.
Blue weather.
To hell with power and hate and war

The mouth of a pretty girl...
The weather in the highest soul...
Put the tips of your fingers
On a baby man;
Teach him to be beautiful.
To hell with power and hate and war

Tell God that we like
The rain, and snow, and flowers,
And trees, and all things gentle and clean
That have growth on the earth.
White winds.
Golden fields.
To hell with power and hate and war.


The Old Man
-- by George Oppen

The old man
In the mirror
Startles
Me
But the young man
In the photograph
Is stranger
Still.


-- back next monday, off to NYC for pavement...

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