Dying/broken/forgiven.... now I begin

Born: 17-06-56....gemini.... monkey
re-born: 3-09-80
born again\found: 14-04-08
other notable dates: 10-03-68; 03-09-87; 23-03-96;
1-05-98; 31-01-02; 5-04-04

Interests: movement, stressed/transgressive embodiment, lived experience (body\space\time\relation)
expression ( word, dance, text, image, story, music, poetics)
learning, yielding......

Hopes for the blog:
offer up the wild intersectedness of lived experience and engage others in creative, expressive, perhaps irreverant, hopefully playful, and respectful encounters....
enact kindness
create moments of pause for disclosure, discovery, stillness

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

joy is as unsettling


dilemmas turned velvet
poetry offers slippage
like these words? me, too. I heard them earlier this week at a presentation
on arts-based education
I show them to you here; they are not my creation


this particular combination
yet, if you are reading them, these ( those? ) words are now ours.
Strange, yes? Maybe...
dare I use these words now that I have encountered them like this?
I do dare
I insist, persist, resist, enlist, shake my fist... get the gist


of this
walk away, confessing
I can't walk away from life because of life
joy is as unsettling
tears out of nowhere, evocative quartets
speak( ing) of love
usual suspects


poetics in vulnerability
not despite
riddle of shadow
inviting me to learn how to hold a shapeshifter
no matter what
it becomes


  1. I enjoy being the thief stealing words to use to craft into a vessel causing some well tuned liminal response to the poetic vulnerability.

    The craft is in your hands but the joy and inspiration is in your eyes, ears and, heart.

  2. lol... I love how this moves down the page and also how it sounds... not just the message you convey...

    nice work here... thanks

  3. WM...nice riff there! thanks for the recast; it shows me how you are reading and experiencing

    Jon... the lol was all I needed! glad that this worked... I was wondering if it/hoping that it would have a rhythm as well as a voice;
    appreciate the feedback...

  4. I am liking how each one links/piggy backs the other.I am liking how I can read them this way. Lovely words, you.

  5. I love how you craft around/through/along with? the shapeshifter...

  6. Saraha--thanks for the piggy links... it gives me a visual from my childhood;glad you liked how the words worked

    Derliwall--the shapeshifter is a motif I am playing with right now... I am learning from working... fun so far!

  7. Despite the lovely flow and structure, I suspect this is too: "poets aware of poetry. what you have them say? did their Catullus write this way?" So, I must be torn, un-ironically, between a distaste for poetry about poetics and your lovely creation here. I pity the fool, me, while admiring your crafty thievery.

  8. Gerry-- I delight in the pithiness of your comments; I applaud your torn, un-ironic tension and invite you to keep on visiting...unabashed and often...