Through your lens the sequoia swallowed me
like a dryad. The camera flashed & forgot.
I, on the other hand, must practice my absent-
mindedness, memory being awkward as a touch
that goes unloved. Lately your eyes have shut
down to a shade more durable than skin’s. I know you
love distance, how it smooths. You choose an aerial view,
the city angled to abstraction, while I go for the close
exposures: poorly-mounted countenances along Broadway,
the pigweed cracking each hardscrabble backlot.
It’s a matter of perspective: yours is to love me
from a block away & mine is to praise the grain-
iness that weaves expressively: your face.
1983, Dance Script with Electric Ballerina (University of Illinois Press)
A few random poems:
Bat’s Poetry Page – more poetry by Fledermaus
Batty Writing – the bat’s idle chatter, thoughts, ideas and observations, all original, all fresh
Poems in English
- Inspiration Overwhelm Can Keep You Stuck!
- Signs of a Legitimate Product Seller
- Creative Inspiration – How Are You Leaving Your Unique Creative Fingerprints On The World?
- Ravana and Lucifer – The Indian Connection
- Iron Man Inspiration – Raise The Ceiling On What You Can Achieve
- Thinking Volleyball by Mike Hebert – A Review
- Where to Seek Inspiration for Your Lesson Plans
- Literary Cubism – A Non-Structured Structure For Twenty-first Century Storytelling
- Leptisol and a Little Inspiration to Aid Weight Loss
- Creative Ideas – The Biggest Reason You Don’t Have Enough Good Creative Ideas
- Homeschool Program – Should I Use a Planned Homeschool Curriculum?
- Enliven Your Creativity With Your Garden Designs
- The Vibrant Inspiration of Spring & Garden Wedding Favors
- 7 Steps To A Super Creative You
- Hotel California Meets the Great Gatsby – Music As a Teaching Resource For Literature
- Ways to Use Freeform Collage to Boost Creativity
- Acting on Inspiration
- The Macro Button – Get Creative With Your Camera
- Allusion in Poetry
- Seven Strategies For Creativity
More external links (open in a new tab):
Doska or the Board – write anything
Qwant – the best search engine for searches in French, German as well as Romance and Germanic languages.
Ecosia – a search engine that supposedly… plants trees
Duckduckgo – the real alternative and a search engine that actually works. Without much censorship or partisan politics.