Thursday, March 30, 2017

ROBERT GRENIER ~









C R O S S I N G       O N T A R I O



joking and somber

and joking and sober




.




all the stores closed

afternoon Wednesdays



very dark

snow clouds in

July

in

the first days

of August



west southwest to

east northeast

it flows



cafe brightness

light blue walls

mirrors lake scenes as if

reflected off snow



hard to order

a vanilla sundae easy

one small cold ball

round in stainless steel



see the model station over the road

spur line here

to Hudson's Bay



where the railroad must stop

Esquimaux


they want you to work

they don't want you to sleep




.




what

I move so

thickly through into

very furry




.




not so much

the forest



with its

gleams of silver



meadow fucking

meadow meadow




.




blue birds

mountain rings



the tow

of the body






H O R S E S




grass

brush

fire




sky

oaks




smoke




wood houses

wood houses




warm greys zone




sun

in the ocean




sand

river bed




California

Almond

Growers




————————————
R O B E R T     G R E N I E R
Series
This
1978











Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DONALD KEENE






COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1996











Monday, March 27, 2017

KNOW IT ~











Know It





All


of

us



are

only




so


much







Job Today







I turned the bird-

bath around —


looks better






Chores







an


unbeatable


word






Memory






we

live



long-

er



than

we



will

live



——————————

Bob Arnold
BEAUTIFUL   DAYS
Longhouse



Buster Keaton & friend






Sunday, March 26, 2017

JOHN ASHBERY ~









Hillbilly Airs and Dances




The same ideas or different ones condense,

and you don't have to sleep again.

Garbage is necessary. That's another issue

that hasn't been talked about.



I hear what you're saying.

Now all together: Everyone is standing

outside some movement: French spenders,

my business train, millions

of irregular plurals. Like we were all

gone together at some point,

something one could understand.



to confront you with our country,

smoking cloud,



vintage treat, village street.

The other is all mind.

In world aesthetics, a bundle in the straw.



_________________________

JOHN ASHBERY
Commotion of the Birds
Ecco 2016