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

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Writing in a thunderstorm in Pittsburgh

yellow ball
sun or moon
breaking dawn
twilight soon

lead the tree
out of this dichotomy
days will start
days will fall
moving 'round a yellow ball

or is it yellow after all?

silhouette, distant light
early day, early night
blossoms open
petals may
lift and lower
swing and sway
almost breathing 
in a way
pink and white 
chant and pray
weather wind, and stay



  1. Seeing as you can't look right at the sun..that is a good question is it really yellow? The sky is blue? The sea olive?

    Regardless h you made a nice rhythmic stand here in this garden spot.

  2. A Thunderstorm In Pittsburgh sounds like a one-act play. Which, I suppose, is exactly what poems are all about. Nicely done.

  3. WM-thanks for the visit and the thoughtful comment. my visit to Pittsburgh was for a conference, but the weather was wild and weird. good inspiration.
    Mr. C. thanks for the visit and the thoughtful comment. I was in Pittsburgh for a week and the weather was strange the whole time... not only a thunderstorm but also a tornado. Back in Niagara now... good old familiar hazy, hot and horrendously humid.

  4. Harlequin, I've been on sabbatical. That sounds much better than, 'i've been too lazy to figure out how to get back on the blog, thingie.'
    Yeah, Sabbatical, that's the ticket.
    I enjoy your writing. You have a gift.

  5. Punch-- thanks!! aren't you nice. I had a bit of a blogger betrayal in May.... big erase of all the bloggers I follow. I nearly fell on my sword. but, I figured it out. and I was tenacious. I suspect you are the tenacious type as well.... nice to see you again.