Monday, January 14, 2019

Poem: I Am Listening

слушаю is Russian for "I am listening" and is pronounced like the English words slew-shy-you.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Poem: Dust

Richard Polt and I went back and forth once with poems about dust.  I inspired to revisit the topic today, looking out through a very dirty back window of my car into the setting sun this evening. 
My prettiest and newest typewriter, at Mill Mountain Coffee in Salem (once again quite welcoming, thank you!)

Friday, January 4, 2019

Poem: Divine

"Abbott-plane" is a term I made up.  Flatland is a book by Edwin A Abbott published in 1884.  It describes a square living in a two dimensional world, who comes into contact with a sphere and is faced with the difficulty of comprehending a three dimensional object from a two dimensional perspective.  As the sphere passes through the square's plane it appears only as a circle which is changing size.  On a mathematical level the book helps us visualize relationships between dimensions.  On a practical level it challenges us to question our ability to understand things beyond our own scope of comprehension.  It is quick read and absolutely worth it. 
In the middle of this photo is the smallest slice of vivid rainbow.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Poem: Shut Up

Snowed in a little cabin in the hills of Amherst County there didn't seem to be much to say...

Monday, October 22, 2018

Poem: Fearful

Typed on the 1951 Voss I scored at Herman Price's typewriter collector gathering this year.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Poem: Reflection on Art

Written Oct 15, 18 on my 1951 Hermes 2000 outside of Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea in Salem

Monday, September 10, 2018

Poems: Brewing Storm, Hurricane Florence

It sucks just getting one full day at the beach but an evacuation is an evacuation... 

If it is not clear, my father was an officer on a USN nuclear submarine. 
If you didn't see it in posts from previous years I do in fact have a typewriter I keep specifically for use ON the beach.  It's an Underwood 319 and somewhat expendable.