Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rilke Series No. 53

And God said to me, write

And I tore the mare’s rib

And I swallowed my own heartbeat.

Nothing, Gaupa, has it’s tongue

In you. I grew my confidence like a stone

In the middle of a city. Bells told me to

Love. He bit half a tomato. A man,

whose hands—how could I know

if they prayed, know if they’d

hold me the same in another place. If I was born

With chants in my mouth, if I was a strong wind,

if I grew again into the mountain mouth,

I’d sing—Take me. Now, I sing take me. Now

My heart beat His stone.


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Keep the Blinders On No Matter What

Comparing your success or failure to others success or failure can cause a variety of symptoms in an artist. Small example:

 A) You lose touch with your own valued voice and become def to your Genius.

B) You begin to swim in others, and your own, glory, sinking into wasted time, pursuing an easy, non-sustainable path to not-being-known-after-your-gone or,

 C)  Nothing. Absolutely nothing. And then more Nothing. Except missing out on life and real happiness and genunie living from which your True Voice speaks with or without you.

However, we all do it at one point or another.

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Francine Grows Her Shadow-Man by Feeding Him Light

Francine knows the shadow is slow to wake.


I understand the man inside me like a light. I wait hiding under a stone, she writes. He’s afraid of my face.


At night, Francine opens her chest and plant words there, or flowers, if the feelings right.


When the real one comes I will let him see my bones. But only in my dreams, she writes, for that is when we undress.


Francine knows the shadow of her man lives inside her as a creek. Slow to wake. But when he does, she writes, the stones will open their stem-eyes and grow.


Francine knows the power of how to wait.


I will let him see my bones.

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Poems Published in Night Train

I haven’t updated in a while. Part of this is due to not having wireless at my new place until recently. So, here’s a link to two poems that were published in Night Train at the end of April. TAKE A LOOK!

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