march 30 2003
beijing, ulaanbaatar

Someone I knew around 1993, on the Great Wall. Snow started to fall a few minutes later.

just stone
in such amount
built into a supple
turning along ridge
_________into valley
moving with the shadow
of cloud hurled
_________along its flank.

i’m almost taken in
by this unintended beauty
stone shimmer peak to peak
brute insistence
there are no enemies
within no gates to
_________open inwards.

these cut blocks of stone
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getting it there

getting it there
7 may 2022
On a phrase by Keikei & for her

A Keikei sun snap

in staging
that trick
of the sun
as if carried
by us
before us
in our hands
she said love
was like that;
getting the sun
in the right place,
something warm
between us,
joined to it
in touch,
in the hands
the near &
bright in
you share

Getting it there, first steps

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Click on the link above to hear a reading of the poem.  The accompanying music is from Dance No. 16. ‘Interrupted Faint Prelude’ from the ‘Pleiades Dances VII. op.76’ (1999) by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu .

book of rain

‘book of rain’
june – august 2015

Opening the book of rain, and it comes….. a Weathercat weather snap

thought it bound
to be a winter-spring
production only yet so
many false starts onward
found myself there
in summer scrabbling
for an opening still to
the ‘book of rain’
an introduction to
‘local precipitation and
associated phenomena’
down at the beach under
the flapping shade of an
umbrella writing on my
knee settled after weeks of
drought on a sunshower, to
whet the reader’s appetite,
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