is there a word for wind beats grass on the hillside clouds shadow granites how the light, how your smile fades imperceptibly ?
the poetry books sulky on my table still unread. still ! their golden lines impatient my lover calls from our bedroom
enormous moon rising over the rooftops a yellow hibiscus spills over your fence — this melancholy light
Image: A neighbour’s bloom in artificial moonlight.
And for music today, here’s French ondist Christine Ott with Chimeres (pour ondes Martenot). (Youtubers here’s the album) An Ondes Martenot is an early (1928) electronic instrument and a player of this weirdness is an ‘ondist’.
today you’re wearing those sunglasses I retrieved from the ocean floor coralline rims, deep green glass sea flowers our corridor
Image: Diver entering the ocean wearing an experimental diving suit, 1934 c/- State Library of NSW on Flickr
for Megan & Guy
i found you luminous on a shelf over rows of unseasoned woks 100-year-old eggs, cellophane pungency and coriander still wet from the fields wrapped in the Chinese Daily.Continue reading
after a night out upright morning finds the moon in cream and mottle unsteady she stops to lean her head on a power pole
Image: Japanese photographer Ikko Narahara with Negligee from 1962 c/- Are.na. Last night was the May full moon (named the ‘flower moon’ in the northern hemisphere – as everything’s blooming there); so no-one slept in our house.
it was grey all day
it was raining
and it was going to rain
— mandarins in a red bowl
on a long grey table
Image: a domestic scene today. The first three lines are adapted from Wallace Stevens’ 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. His lines kept circulating today as the drizzle stopped and started and then…
Today’s musical offering, something upbeat: American funkster, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Shuggie Otis. Here’s his Best of album (YouTubers) – and on a day like this what are you going to start with but Rainy Day (unless of course it’s not raining in your part of the world).