My friend Laurie Jameson printed these privately, only 100 copies, and she’s not advertising or selling them, or, that is, making any effort to sell them, but she sent me a copy and they are wonderful.
She writes; “A Word About In-the-Moment Poetry
“Poems written the same day that the events occurred, with an attempt to capture the essence of experience, then allowing it to rest on the page without alteration. The words remain as they first appeared with the exception of editing for spelling and grammar.”
Some quotes; from ‘Qi Gong–Chi Kung‘
‘Boil it all down to this;
we embrace the cliches
we shy away from the truth
we worship self-indulgence
we worry ourselves sick we hate what we don’t understand
and still the sun sets, rises again.’
And from ‘Long Before Day’s Rising’
‘Behind my eyes, coming up
out of the sandstorm,shaking
off the dirt and detritus of
dune-laden sleep, I see myself
floating on the moon’s imagined
lake, the mirage of expectation, the explosion of disappointment.
“Nothing gold can stay”. Nothing.
The birds will never sing the
exact same notes in the exact
same way ever again. My love
for another constantly changes,
blowing first this way and then that,
adapting in order to go on living.