Sunday, April 16, 2006

if yr one of the christian persuasion, i hope yr day was full of light & grace ... happy easter

i'm just back from mom's ... the road jammed up way south of joliet & stayed that way until just a bit north ... then i sailed home in the rain & found a cat ... waiting

music that helped me cope with the slow road: stuff by the hives, dylan, townes van zandt, chess blues, & the radio

a wendell berry interview

posted at 10:09 PM


Saturday, April 15, 2006

down to mom's & meg's ... a bright sunny ride to the tunes of ... highway 61 revisited (bd), speakerboxx(outkast), time out of mind(bd), conversations with myself(bill evans) ... not far out of petersburg a beautiful young deer lying dead in the bright spring grass

posted at 5:51 PM


Friday, April 14, 2006

last night's rain knocked down all these things from the trees ... i used to think they were casings from the leafbuds ... but at close range they turn out to be flowers ...

so many tiny red flowers they turn the roof all bloody & threaten to clog the drains ... so someone ... not me ... must go out & up with a broom ...

posted at 6:55 PM

goes without saying ... don't you love it when people SAY that ...that i've got a soft spot (in my head) for poets of the flarfish persuasion ... so if i were not the semiquasi-luddite that i may be ... if i were some other kind of person in some other life ... but still had this rude flarfic tendency ... i'd hop on a bi-plane & scuttle on over to nyc for this: Flarf Festival April 20-22 at Medicine Show in NYC ... but no .. i won't

posted at 12:53 PM

'What he did was wrong'

posted at 9:12 AM

Cops: JCA teens in drug ring

posted at 9:07 AM

Guardian Beckett Centenary Stuff

posted at 8:59 AM


Thursday, April 13, 2006

an old pome is pleasantly published at The Verse Marauder ... and i'm honored & surprised to be there with rik george ... who was one of the earliest friendly contacts i had at the start of my internet adventures many years ago ... impressed by the quality and quantity of his poetry ... and the generosity of his spirit ... what might be the odds that of all poetry online the marauder would pluck us out for this same edition? it's a funny world ...

posted at 7:02 PM


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Poetry Tool

posted at 11:03 AM

today is my mom's ... our mom's ... birthday ...

Happy Birthday, Mom!

what follows is a version of stuff i've written elsewhere before ... on other april 12s ... so it's recycled ... but it's also still what i'm really thinking ...

my mom is one of the best people in the world ... i love her a lot ... sometimes a close or casual observer might not be able to tell ... but ...

ever since somewhere around my eighteenth birthday, i've lived far away from her ... but she has always been with me ... sometimes i forgot ... thoughtless guy that i am ... sad to say ... some days i became so wrapped up in my own stuff that i'd get up in the morning and go to sleep at night without a conscious thought of her ... so why am i guessing that not a day has gone by when she hasn't thought of me ... even just a little ... i don't know what it's like to have a kid ... i sure don't know what it's like to have ten kids ... just what it's like to be one ... of the ten ... but i know that i've been loved by somebody every day of my life ... not just as one of the ten but as me ... myself ... one of a kind ... and that has made all the difference ...

they say that one of the joys of parenthood is the gift of watching your children grow, change, become, go up, go down, swing all around. and i'm sure they're right. but this is also the child's joy, to see the parent shift and bend and grow and become (in the best of cases ... in mom's case) utterly beautiful with use.

thanks for everything, mom. happy birthday!

posted at 7:45 AM


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

AP Literature: Titles from Free Response Questions since 1973

posted at 3:32 PM

just found my sentence of the week ...If Seymour Hersh is right, then we're hippos boiling in our tanks.

posted at 1:37 PM


Monday, April 10, 2006

SoMA Review - Bad Theology Creates Bad Ecology - John Shelby Spong

posted at 8:30 PM

infinite, Protean fields of production ... not unlike my own purest selves no doubt

posted at 8:00 PM

Poetry Off the Books - 4/10/2006 - Publishers Weekly ... via cahiers de corey

posted at 11:36 AM


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