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Salt Prayers

Salt Prayers
“Supernovas are important to galactic ecology: they cook light atoms into heavy ones and then spew these back into space; all the gold in the universe, among other elements, originated in this way.” (Timothy Ferris)  Poems of longing and small epiphanies, written in 1998 and published by The Ecstatic Exchange, 2005.


Some

Some
A book of poems whose titles all begin with the word “Some.” “To the long shed in darkness/at the bottom of the hill/send horses of light./To the long-suffering, bent,/charwoman on a stairs in Berlin,/send angels.” (Some Prayers) Written in 1998-99
(unpublished).


I Imagine a Lion

I Imagine a Lion
The glass became transparent/and so did the wine./The glass and the wine became so much alike/confusion ensued./It is as though there was wine but no goblet/a goblet but no wine. (Ibn Abbad / translated by Dr. Mahmoud M. Ayoub) Written in 1999
(unpublished).


Millennial Prognostications

Millennial Prognostications
A book written exactly at the turn of the century, Kaleidoscope being in fact on-the-spot notation of televised world-wide celebrations New Year’s Eve and morning, entering the 21st Century with a new prosody: poems flush left, no punctuation, velocity the key…Written 1999-2000 (unpublished).


The Book of Infinite Beauty

The Book of Infinite Beauty
Love is a smirk and a rolling of eyes/a torn letter and a corner where honey runs down the walls/the moon is embarrassed/at how many variations there are of love/though the object/is One Written in 2000 (unpublished).


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Dates of Composition:
1998
1998-1999
1999
1999-2000
2000

 

 

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