Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to School -Poetry Bus

More art ! more writing !
and drat it all,
I will have to have:
a slice of computer tutor-

(No grey haired Marm
or Nun for me,)
Find someone with
formulaic understanding -
a dyslexic PHD...

Everything is memorized
ingrained and stained;
because this disability is
WORSE than learning
Algebra or Geometry,
worse than Greek!

THEY: will be able to explain
everything I need
to follow in the world of Links,
dissolving the lock out
( until the rules change again)
between you and me!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Poetry Bus: Vera and the Dang Dog

Vera and the dog
the dang dog,

Vera and the dog
went out to play-

The dog and the ball
The dog and the stick,

Vera and the dog,
and the ball and the stick !

Vera and the dog
the brown dog,

Vera and the dog and the stick!

Round and round-
up and down,

Vera and the dog, all day!

Friday, August 20, 2010

The art of barefoot -55

Slap them babies down,
on pedals,boards or sand,

No tripping, splinters or stubbing toes
just grass or scratch an itch on rougher rock.

If slim or sturdy ankles rise from there
some decorate with colored inks,

pearls, or gold,   
others like to paint their nails

long or short I'll take
mine brave and bold

Monday, August 16, 2010

Private and not so private,

scratching or folded
paring food, or spread over skin;
his ego has fascinations focus
in palladium tones.
Over and over
Private promises
to shapes and  suggestions;
hands speak for the body
only momentarily unattached.
                                                       (Stieglitz and O'Keeffe)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Trying to decide -55

How one would feel about
meeting a Hindu Avatar,

particularly a female one.
Ecstatic for pilgrims ?

She greets thousands a day,
as if each were the most important
and unique .                     

Expansive and transforming,
Divine flows hour after hour.

If acceptance were all
you could cope with

not an embrace 
would it be light and lemony ?

Friday, August 6, 2010

First I want to say-55

I am always grateful to guru's
who write books

I am grateful to students who
write books about Gurus     

My baby steps in Spiritual development
stands staring at this carrot

dangling next to a kayak,
space ship and  Bus.     

Do I launch into the ocean,
space, or Bus ?   

today I will glide
casting no shadow.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rest, in (tidy) pieces

Diving in: and zig-zagging along a tree line,
sewing up fragments and shadows,
tucking them all in my basket.

It has been a high-low week.
You could wring water out of paper today,
I wrote four pages of a letter to
someone of importance...

My irritability comes and goes
(with weather and time)
The garden needs attention, laundry is waiting
and my 2 dogs need vet visits I can hardly afford.

That is only the tip-of- it.
Yes, a mini 4 would help...
so I will do what is needed.
Hopefully my sharp tongue will
settle its quarrels with the external world
and the attic will be swept clean once more.