Friday, November 30, 2012

On Boeing 737: from San Francisco To Dallas

Disney movie on,
Animals in space, $2 each
to buy ear phone.
Seat next to window, and big left wing down,
Easy to look out, clouds.
Road curves, mountains,
Dark, rocky sandy earth below,
the world is bare, though.
Cars look like ants,
railroads are random curves,
houses become dots.

Riding Lesson By Henry Taylor

I learned two things
from an early riding teacher.
He held a nervous filly
in one hand and gestured
with the other, saying. "Listen,
keep one leg on one side,
the other leg on the other side,
and your mind in the middle."
He turned and mounted
She took two steps, then left
the ground, I thought for good,
But she came down hard, humped
her back, swallowed her neck,
and threw her rider as you'd
throw a rock. He rose, brushed
his pants and caught his breath,
and said: " see that's the way
to do it. when you see
they're gonna throw you, get off."

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Half A Loaf By Kay Ryan

The whole loaf's loft
is halved in profile,
Like the standing side
of a bombed cathedral.
The cut face
of half a loaf
puckers a little.
The bread cells
are open and brittle
like touching coral.
It is nothing like the middle
of an uncut loaf,
nothing like a conceptual half
which stays moist.
I say don't
adjust to half
unless you must.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


when one cooperates
with others
on constant basis,
It's not unusual
to see focused
energy gather in strength
and the nondominant
elements diverge.
Life is not solely
a taybaglake,
where everything is
simple and affordable.
Our mind works
wonders if
only if Heaven, Earth,
and Harmony coincide.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


staying up late at night,
I walk by a house
that has lights on inside,
It reminds me of the body
dreaming while aleep:
eyes closed,
body position fixed,
Mind mapping,
Memories renewing...
Words pour out
as if music played behind closed doors,
A ghost doing hurried heed dance in the air
and disappearing into the night!