... cantered light-heartedly downstream to their doom.
— Patrick Leigh Fermor
Somebody down there hates us deeply,... more »
for Vincent Warren
Behind the black water tower
under the grey
of the sky that feeds it... more »
Drown on all fours
Pennies from a box flood the frump market
Blasts of nacre, triage under weather's speckled pool... more »
For Bernadette Mayer
Just one more vintage movie,
Batwings tonight at the Bal Masqué — ... more »
It's odd to have a separate month. It
escapes the year, it is not only cold, it is warm
and loving like a death grip on a willing knee. The... more »
Bunny Berigan first recorded "I Can't Get Started"
with a small group that included Joe Bushkin, Cozy Cole
and Artie Shaw in 1936.
Earlier that same year, the song,... more »
Song for Connie
The sun met the moon at the corner
noon in thin air
Commotion you later
choose to notice... more »
The Obvious Tradition
I haven't remembered anything, only the names
and that their dates have been replaced by fees
toted up out of mischief:... more »
Crossed fingers gird the planet, though small optimism obtains.
Will I read The Serious Doll in wraps, with its roller slur?
A book where everybody, reader and writer included, dies.... more »
Half-ended melodies are purer.
To no longer perform in broad daylight,
the apple's a radish for it,
the winter chill a living thing.... more »