Monthly Archives: July 2011
facies: a facial expression characteristic of a specific medical condition; portion of a rock or rock formation with a distinct appearance. The Code Comes a moment I know and they don’t. Before I pronounce words that will transform their facies. … Continue reading
sufferance: passive acceptance, tolerance, lack of interference; capacity to endure pain or hardship. Sufferance The past staggers about mumbling, did everything have to happen? An older sister, stillborn, unnamed. A love-child given away, never mentioned. Great aunts who never left Russia or spoke … Continue reading
At the Writers’ Conference I overhear a guy reading a mint poem to another guy. He reads, It’s not just God, but all of us who create . . . Maybe this is not verbatim but I move along, don’t wish to … Continue reading
I am at the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference this week. I will be writing poems! But not posting until I get back.
ersatz: an artificial article that serves as a substitute for something natural or genuine Taking inventory On Sundays, I paw through past-due cardboard cartons and fallow valises crammed with ersatz keepsakes or I shuffle and reshuffle papers, meaning to get through all … Continue reading
On the question of sanity of Fernando Pessoa How is it possible that no one calls you mad? Pulling the wool over our eyes creating persona after persona like poems in an anthology Look, I’ll show you Fernando: Here you … Continue reading