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Sisyphus’ Wife

August 26th, 2014

rock Lady

Sisyphus’ Wife

My Lady builds rocks,
she builds piles, towers,
she builds up, they fall,
she builds again,
she build up,
she build higher,
they fall,
they fall higher,
they fall low,
they fall in-between,
my Lady builds rocks,
she builds rock,
she goes higher.

– Smith, 8.26.2014

2morro nite, Wednesday August 27th at Mac’s Backs, Lady & I read with Mary E. Weems, Shelley Chernin, John Burroughs and Steve Brightman at the book release for 7 poets writing a poem a day for October 2013 . . . Oct Tongue – 1, 300+ pages, $15, Crisis Chronicles Press, 7 PM.

Mac’s Backs-Books On Coventry
1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118


rock sculpture by Lady, Allegheny National Forest

 

DIVINE GRACE

August 26th, 2014

DIVINE GRACE

Acclimation
seems like peanuts,
small potatoes, but
it’s pretty big

Wisps of plenty o’ the wish
grants & keeps flesh going

Plenty enough
for so many of us

Recognize the “I love You”

Those who have much can too,
they can too

I love You

Like an instrument
played by oneself and
the interface
to the rest of God-Reality

Those who have much
can impart

They can impart

~ Lady


 

status report 3

August 22nd, 2014

me is

Status Report 3

Most like who I am,
few like who I’ve been.

– Smith, 8.22.2014



me was

 

Wishing Are

August 21st, 2014

Lady K

Wishing Are

May your flow be sweet,
your life complete.

Smith, 8.21.2014

Recurring Facebook meme sez quickly list 10 books that affected your life.

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass – Lewis Carroll
The Hunger Artist – Franz Kafka
Zen Flesh Zen Bones – Paul Reps
Valis – Philip K. Dick
The Doors of Perception – Aldous Huxley
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens
Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
On the Road – Jack Keroac

Keroac’s listed last because even though the book redirected my life when I was 17, when I reread it 43 years later I saw how sad and shallow it was; nonetheless the book got me to Europe, Morocco, Mexico, and marijuana.


Lady K

 

SEA OF LOVE

August 21st, 2014

SEA OF LOVE

When I ask the Universe
what it’d like to think about

“Love, always love,” it says,
“Or sometimes Frank Zappa…”

“What do bees think?” I ask

“Love,” it says

A kind of oozing, buzzing
humming love, I think

Humming hymns,
Sea of Love

Love so lush
kindness spurts everywhere
flowers for everyone,
bouquets of flowers
and low hung fruit

Your face parting leaf
like peeking from a tapestry
painted by Rousseau

~ Lady


 

 
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