Daily Archives: October 20, 2022

The Wolf Ate The Princess

“If I say something often enough, it becomes true,” said Hal Garrigan, stroking his chin.
“And what are these things I said last night, these transcendent things which are nothing?
I just said there are no monsters, that we’re never really alone, and that we don’t have
to belong to anyone because we’re free to go where we like. And we can make love all night,
and sleep all day.”

Those are all true, aren’t they?
Those are really true.
But what’s missing is all that the best poetry has to say.

Ah, yes, all that bit about the hot breath of the beast on our necks in the dark, and knowing that the smallest movement can cause the very earth to blow apart, and the silence in the place we live is only a mistake in the playing of the piano.
That’s a grand idea, isn’t it?
A mistake.
I have to give thanks I thought of it myself.
Otherwise I might have been quite insane by now.
Well, madder than I am.

I don’t know, maybe even crazy.
There are things we’re not supposed to think about.”
“Like what?”
“All these characters in fairy tales.
The king, the princess, the wolf that’ll eat you up and the princess who keeps telling you she knows the way.
The wolf that’ll eat you up and the king who’ll send him to do it, and the princess who’ll let him do it.”

:: 10.19.2022 ::

So Love, I say Soon

By all towers and spires of excellent height!

Ah, that vastness of maple and oak trees —
that sunrises and sunsets are of equal beauty!

Their beautiful golden light toil’d in your eyes
Oh Queen of earthed-warmth, in all that is bounty-sings!

And if there is nothing that is unknown
And if there is nothing by song unsung
And if there is nothing unmade by unmade

Then love: in you the birds sing and i’m sung
Then love: that you love you send all to me
Then love: all we need is all the love we need

On all sides I see you and then somehow you see
and your quiet moments dear are my quiet fears
then I aim my feelings and love upon your bow

So easy: to give all that is my love dear
and feel and know (all together now) how much
I stand by your soul and hunt down my afflicted
hours and pull up the anchor and dry my tears

so my love I say why, why, why?
so my love I cannot tell
I don’t know
so my love I say soon

                  Oh love!

           so soon!

:: 09-20-2017 ::

Jesus Said It

LIFE is nothing more than love
and anything less : an empty hour.

Love you as much
as life
: i was so happy
broke a word
GOD ~~~ yeah, yeah
oh yea, yea, yeah yeah!
Yeah oh yea yea
I’m so happy — today
he shaved his head /such
dread\ i don’t c a re
you found the horror
of my heart ❤
gave two dollars
at the intersection
to a beggard called Jesus
| we fist bumped \ winked/
and know the reason_____
. And what’s lost.

:: 03-22-2014 ::