who wrote these lyrics?
the house is loud with autumn rain
the night air is...bright
it’s already 2 a.m
this strange thing must have crept
Image: Hill 60 is the ‘exclusive’ end of Port Kembla (doesn’t stop lime leaking from their cement render does it?)
A cento tanka comprised as follows:
- Blackbirds, Greg Rappleye
- Three Tanka, mikajima yoshiko (trs James Garza)
- This House, Katie Condon
- Already Two, Vladimir Mayakovsky.
- Fork, Charles Simic.
And for music this morning, more solo instrumental joy with American guitarist Michael Hedges with his 1984 album Aerial Boundaries (thanks Lisa). (Youtubers).
in a poem weather’s never weather, there’s something other:
behind that cloud, transitory; in back of sunshine, egg.
if it’s raining, it’s not raining; if it’s bright it’s harsh
if the valley’s brimmed with fog, well maybe…
crave release, a break from the mad rush;
others embrace the cage they’ve made —
tranquility’s some hippy delusion Continue reading
are waiting for me somewhere,
their sad beautiful faces
pressed to the glass.