A Private Studio
Abolone's poems & things
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
About the poetry reading last Sunday at Myopic Books
unified & "Chicago" soulful! The audience listened very
intently, seemed to 'lean into' the sound of every word.
I answered questions about publishing, my background,
methods of writing, my motivations. A thoroughly satis-
fying experience, heartfelt thanks to Chuck Stebelton,
and the other generous spirits in attendance!
No blogging here for a while... change of focus. Thanks
for reading, feel free to contact: LJBloom916@aol.com
anytime! All best,
Friday, April 23, 2004
Sneeze too fast.
Order supplies again.
Return last day, true performance.
1st grade ends.
Every blue white collar
Every blue white collar
We will be going off
To the fields again
Keeping in pace
First day ends
First day fiery
Rite of the youngest, fiery copy.
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Additional for the mind
Anything yang flips the meter
Explains bouncing ace & bridle
Wednesday, April 21, 2004
systems 5 & running.
books, altitudes, cycles
Back toward landing
Play the fretless beginning
to practice spontaneity.
Parts could classify cogitate, curtains
20 years & only connect!
The blind marquee, maple eyes
Verge on troops
ticket to wonderland
- delight -
we pretend theyfit.
Joan Didion had said that writing is an aggressive, even hostile act
-listen to me, see it my way, change your mind
- invading on the
reader's most private space. Even the whole manner of intimating
and alluding, rather than claiming or stating is the "tactic of a secret
bully." I challenge her position on a purely emotional level, that we
want to connect -not an ego struggle for dominance- but for empathy
:Invitation to all you readers here in blogosphere:
Join me this Sunday April 25 for my poetry reading,
7pm Chicago time, at Myopic Books
. If you're there
say hello! Or if you can't be there, still say hello!
Monday, April 19, 2004
V-star clone twilight
stand disperse to balance
~~ ~~ seizes
~~ many ~~
Straight he knows
Sunday, April 18, 2004
Coaching from the "Pro":
Slow it down, allow me to hear
Got to savor, got to savor got to savor.
Saturday, April 17, 2004
ME'SHELL NdegeOcello - PLANTATION LULLABIES
Yes I'm diggin you, diggin like old soul record
Just sit back, relax, and listen to the 8-track
A Beautiful spring day,
Friday, April 16, 2004
Tosses off color
A foreground pressure,
state of aim . . .
Pilot's range ==== pressure
. . . . snapping - -- -
Ridge =-==-- water
state of instant
Pain, back-up measure
. Foreground .
snap. Motion. Instant. Pilot. Form passing
snap - instant form ridge.= .. = . motion
... . substance . . .snapped
forming. . . .
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Rescue and Shine
by code here's the picture:
red-yellow-green bowl-apartheid label
If they refuse to put the challengers
In alphabetical order, who will survive?
Long ago, sailors used the stars as a map
To cross the ocean, they survived. It gets
Dark. It gets colder. Animals sleep. The
Stars come out. The creature is IN and far
Away. Star colors so far away. The sun is
Bright, cold air for a spring day. Heave ho--
Biggest burning eclipse by a group of sailors.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
In itself the geometric
Attracts many situations,
Blossoms coy at first meeting
(No risk of archaic recall)
Or the unreal obstacle
Becomes blasted in mud.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Curves my cube, come closer
Guess in either direction. Solid in-line shell
Doors pry in.
Blushing moccasin beads
I bare attached
Miniature voice given rise,
twice to anoint, they assemble.
Matte white on smooth cushions,
nested silkworm silver again.
A jubilee threads like this;
liking deeper, some obedience
as all become
~ Easing on burdens~~ ~ sentient ~ ~~~ key lime pie day ~~ ~
Monday, April 12, 2004
Questions - Answers
quit - no
quick - yeah
quiz - kind of
whiz - nonstop
where - local
what - ceremony
yard - green
large - intimate
who - me
there - downtown
sunshine - yes
sunflower - soon
earth - home
above - music
different - slightly
hold - handled
old - never
warm - chilly, moderate
water - tea
years - zero
vague - clear
you - animate
me - brave
rejoice - visible, vocal
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
"Never trust the artist," D. H. Lawrence warned...
"Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is
to save the tale from the artist who created it."
Joyce Carol Oates, Where I've Been,
And Where I'm Going
In the sky box a nagging question thinks,
Is this necessary? Next in the evening the reply: yes
You are referring mainly to: must explore, philosophically understand
Shared reasons within silence: You think a triple bonus will be an objection.
We think so, obliterate the immensely complicated null. Events converge defining
Theories, certain stratagem mirrors, the way an infant contemplates, learning to
Grasp... swan lifts resistance-ardor, slithering shunt-on diamond backs.
There--- a raining scientist's brain never repeats same
Variation, stimulates chance behind memory
Stare back - --- -- -oasis.
Monday, April 05, 2004
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Hello cyberspace, I haven't deserted you... I'm home!
On the 8th day it rained, otherwise a great relaxing vacation:
Idyllic 90s dry-heat-sun, gorgeous big sky, boulders, mountains,
foreign vegetation— Arizona heaven. From being webless in the
desert to How do you do poetry world,
engage me back again.
Already very busy here, yesterday tried to re-acclimate to the
cooler temperature, to the midwestern flatness & small sky. Hm.
Definitely greener here than 10 days ago, definitely colder.
Abundant southwest beauty is incomparable. I'll miss it, but
I love home... reclaim the ol' homestead!
Meanwhile this blog has had a good rest, new poems to be
added when I get the chance. 1st Passover seder tonight,
matzoh balls, horseradish, lesson plans, endless preparations,
Hi out there, happy to be back!
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