Thursday, December 27, 2012

o cadoiro*

the slippery steps to phantom home,
a block of grey sky, a concrete tub, basement-size
rinsed of sodden bits and charred queries...
falling away

the back garden inviolate 
concurs the temple steps, the dark mounting
wet and dense with winter's mulch...
last fall's fire

"between needs
breath's space"**

[*o cadoiro is the title of a book of poems by Erin MOURE, 2007... in Galician "o cadoiro " means the place where falling is made]
[**selected lines from the end of the book]
[the above two verses are mine]

Friday, December 14, 2012

midnight oil...

arrorogate along the trickety track...

surrenrender into the intrigante trunk...

forever ever deep in the hotshitoil...

Paraverbal Mutterings Paraverbal Muttering
is my first self-published book of poetics and photoimagery selected from this savage states blog...
now available for sale on 

[the title of this collection is appropriated from an anonymous stencil found on a wall in japantown]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

the modernist past...

there is history to be had beneath the starry dome,
sequestered in elderly cabinets dimly lit...

fading away in the worn wings of concrete lace,
to linger to bury to pass on by and look beyond...

through the teary glass the unreachable growth,
flooding a courtyard of curvilinear silences...

the ancient rain insisting, hidden caverns revealing,
moth-tattered chinese pardons neon flickering meta-nouns...


Museum of Vancouver
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre / Planetarium
Completed 1968
Stainless steel CRAB sculpture by GEORGE NORRIS
1100 Chestnut Street