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ENCOUNTER

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on September 22, 2010 at 7:07 PM Comments comments (2)

high-pitched

electronic wail

pure


round

brilliant

high up


white arc

trail

luminescent


we laser:

flash

flash

flash


ship:

echo

echo

echo


vortex

swirling

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BEAUTY WILL GO SAVAGE

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on July 9, 2010 at 6:13 PM Comments comments (2)



in the night, in the myths

I tell myself, there is a secret

haunt, a cave of darkness

where my heart wanders,

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BLIND GROPINGS

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on June 30, 2010 at 9:34 PM Comments comments (12)

the sea of thwarted flights

breaks on shore, boldly throws

up a spume for the sand

to absorb


wa...

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YOU'RE A GOOD FRIEND, OLD WORD

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on June 23, 2010 at 3:34 PM Comments comments (6)



People've been talking a lot about you lately, old friend.

Were your ears burning? It put me to thinking.

Just how much you mean to me.

Didja know, old Word, that folks like Maya, Ginsberg 'n me think you're holy?

Don't laugh. It ith twue. Think about it.

 

How old are you now? 3000? 5000?

Look at you, still smooth as a mirror.

Still sharp as ...

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WINGING IT IN EAGLE RIVER

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on June 15, 2010 at 11:53 PM Comments comments (4)


 


what's a girl like you doing

at McDuffy's Hotel all

alone in Alaska, for

God's sake, asked the

plumber

...
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WIND SATYR

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on June 13, 2010 at 7:23 PM Comments comments (13)



we were young, out on shore

in starry silence, my

beloved parchment moon hanging

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BLACK SHEEP

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on June 10, 2010 at 11:36 PM Comments comments (0)



so you're saying I'm not practical?

is this some other me wandering

here in this marginal year?


well, where lies my salvation?

what do you offer, my dear?

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THE HUMAN SAGA PART I

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on June 10, 2010 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (4)



This will begin a series of occasional posts of poems from my manuscript, "From This Far Time (The Human Saga)". It was written in the 90's and has never been published (either in full or in part) and it was interesting to re-read what my writing style was back then. I thought I'd share some excerpts.


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TRIPPING WITH SYD

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on June 9, 2010 at 8:24 AM Comments comments (10)


This piece was written while sober, listening to Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive". It's a psychedelic Syd Barrett composition that appears on their 1967 debut album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", at almost ten minutes in length. The images here are what came to mind with each individual riff. I took brief notes, then fleshed them out later according to th...

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HIS LAME TO YOUR BLIND

Posted by Jo (Earthy Ma) on June 8, 2010 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (6)




you're out the patio door

and sideswiped by

a whoosh of beating wings

...the barn swallow

warns, firmly confident

of her squatter's rights

despite a plastic snake

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