If facing the paper, your thought is 'I am an artist', you have no clue what to do. If the concepts of your function are, 'I am a shape maker, an entertainer, an expressive symbol collector'...then you have an explicit road map. Edgar Whitney

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fish Trap

She's a gleam
of sunlit
fish scales

a glance up at
radial winter

his finger
slips beneath
her shirt hem

hooks her back
a small rip
a claim

red vapour
in water she
wriggles free

he lays a new trap
further upstream

baited with
erotic books
watch cogs
owl words
straw houses

she swims in

Thursday, August 13, 2009

In memory of Dianne Perano who passed away August 5, 2009

Balloons for Dianne

In praise of silver skins

taut volumes of spirit
move and stay

by the vestry's breath

they hover above her
and rise

evading a float of steeples