poetry requires sunlight

poetry requires sunlight
& lots of walking, because
motion is also needed
to coax every word
from the joy of darkness
into bright pain:
syllables doused in rain
& stretching for rays
ever beyond reach

Fragment No. 2

This is the second video in a series I am working on titled Fragments, which combines brief pieces of original music I have written with short poems or fragments of poetry. Fragment No. 2 (like No. 1) features a haiku by Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828).

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Fragment No. 1

This is the first video in a new series I am working on titled Fragments, which combines brief pieces of original music I have written with short poems or fragments of poetry. Fragment No. 1 features a haiku by Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828).

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foxes

my sister used to fear that a slender fox would scale our house creep through the window on a moonless night, pause– then pounce in the startled silence to gobble her up utterly false, of course foxes, orange and gorged walk right through the damn door brash, in broad daylight clutching an invitation claws retracted,... Continue Reading →

bobbing for apples

my daughter is describing India the contours of its shoreline and just like that I'm off to the backwaters of my brain searching for the capital to impress her there, forgotten facts float like waxy apples, resisting my efforts to retrieve them thrashing in the dark scattering this way & that until, triumphantly– New Delhi!... Continue Reading →

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