Thursday, July 31, 2014

XXV James Joyce

Lightly come or lightly go: 
Though thy heart presage thee woe, 
Vales and many a wasted sun, 
Oread let thy laughter run, 
Till the irreverent mountain air 
Ripple all thy flying hair. 

Lightly, lightly -- - ever so: 
Clouds that wrap the vales below 
At the hour of evenstar 
Lowliest attendants are; 
Love and laughter song-confessed 
When the heart is heaviest. 

David Bowie - Little Wonder Official Video HD [Best Quality]

Dear New York City, I love you even more than ever --July 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ulysses "Art has to reveal..."

-All these questions are purely academic, Russell oracled out his shadow.  I mean, whether Hamlet is Shakespeare or James I or Essex.  Clergymen's discussions of the historicity of Jesus.  Art has to reveal to us ideas, formless spiritual essences.  The supreme question about a work of art is out of how deep a life does it spring.  The painting of Gustave Moreau is the painting of ideas.  The deepest poetry of Shelley, the words of Hamlet bring our mind into contact with the eternal wisdom, Plato's world of ideas.  All the rest is speculation of schoolboys for schoolboys.

Ulysses, page 185, James Joyce

Tennis Barbie, 1963

Happy Summer

My Blue Heaven - Supermarket scene

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Houston in July

Roosters crowing all day
blanket heat surreality
boarded old house
pixie piano keys

               young black girl
               twirking in the street 

Monday, July 14, 2014

One Day Soon

The band of the summer is Brooklyn's Luluc, with a new release on Sub Pop, their second, Passerby.  There's a lot of passing candy in any artistic medium, but I think the simple sound structure and solid, tangible words stick. Relieving lyrics to anyone who seeks substance.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

worldly thanks!

I just wanted to say thank you for visiting again and again from all over the world!  Countries visiting my blog, in addition to the U.S., are Germany, Russia, Latvia, France, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, China and Poland.  Much love and thanks for stopping by.  I intend to post more personal writing and current exploration in painting- stay tuned

Friday, July 4, 2014

one thing

any one thing
is to acquire taste
  for fine wine
  good black coffee
  and a well made meal
patience in the something better
in the longly made

drive throughs (people/food) are everywhere
  heaps and piles
superficial satisfaction
without distinction

        (past selections)
     are/is immediacy
poor taste
   not actions or sentiments

cheaply consume

met the ocean

met the ocean
it swallowed me whole
-movement beyond i
lay where waves stopped to thirsty sand
          out to sea again
a place far away
     the bottom
curl in a rock
in a wave

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Luluc Small Window


fishing in the wetlands of zilwaukee
not far from home, alongside my father.
it was prettier
and perfect
                    than i ever remembered.

we found a boat docked-
                                         but there aren't docks in marshes
                                                        and this is somewhere else-

not entirely assembled
                                       unfinished tail end,                 submerged in water


intricate sculpture

each piece cut and lain


                                             marshes are birth
                                                      slow silent motion
                                             gurgle and harboring
                                             ripe stank

                         bird song -
                                             weaves the muck and the sky-
                                                boat and water
                                                hands to air
                                         eyes to green
                                                                g  r  a  s  s


"True friends stab you in the front." - Oscar Wilde