Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

Made of Stars and Paper Skin

Japanese print maker, Kaoro Kawano (1916 – 1965).   She’s tressed in umber and the scattered spill of sky. She holds the earth still; turns her face into the sun, as woodpeckers braid her hair.   .. an ekphrastic tanka, for Toads.  … Continue reading

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{Crayon Pirate Voyage #64)

.. Ahoy, mateys! Today, we sail the seven seas: Cerulean, Violet, Periwinkle, Apricot, Sky, Sepia, Silver. I’ve got parch -ment for colors, and a slanted eye patch smile. Together, we’ll etch a thousand miles across the globe. Now, swab those … Continue reading

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The Unpredictability of Fountains

Find a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck. …………………………………………………………………– old adage   … We cast our coins (our lots, our stones, our crowns) to water no one’s walked upon. We lose ourselves in weathered skin, … Continue reading

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I found a noun.

.. A cat. A dog. A tree. A house. A (proper) Mr. A set of dishes from Ikea. We haled a verb. To fall. To explore. To laugh. To write. To love. And we were (insert adjective here) Overjoyed. Despondent. … Continue reading

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