Category Archives: earlier verses

city emptied

 

city roaring

emptied of nonentities

humanity pouring out

 

braked to incessant grating

bled into inner

tensions of choked mind

in fumes of

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She left him

 

 

She left him,

And her faint lingering scent

Filled his sense

Like the memory of morning.

 

Not looking, he felt

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She loomed at the breaks

 

 

She loomed at the breaks in his thoughts,

Then came into the room, entering his mind,

Stirring him up alive,

Their eyes clashed, momentarily.

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The running days’ and nights’

(to a student going on a music scholarship)

 

The running days’ and nights’

Finger-tip touching

All too brief to stay

The keynotes of life’s gaiety,

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Life is uncertainty?


The words keep going over

and going

and I have much

to say

and more

to understand.

 

Life is uncertainty.

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The point is

 

The point is not

to lay waste

as the poet said,

but not as some would have him say,

by not getting and spending.

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Muses, O

 

Muses, O

nymphomaniacs, insatiable,

you wouldn’t leave

a drooping head

in sleep’s utter

exhaustion,

must rouse and raise

the urging

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The world is much, much smaller but bigger

 

The world is not much smaller than before,

Only in our minds small worlds, our spheres,

Are shrunk miles and minimized distances

Minutely illusioned.

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Lines that expand


(on a two-dimensional

canvas of life)

 

Lines that expand

extend between life and life

released, played out in time.

 

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Little things (i)

 

Little things have the capability

of adding up to big things

that end up as completely, utterly different

from the little things as can be,

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