The Art of Disappearing

By Naomi Shihab Nye

When they say Don’t I know you? say no.

When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering.

Someone telling you in a loud voice they once wrote a poem. Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate. Then reply.

If they say We should get together […]

Blow Wind

By Nancy Powell

The wind blows its eternal questions Scattering down the path Of this dear river Streaming across my feet As crows caw endlessly

On and on the river flows Before time and beyond Never ceasing to sing Her murmuring song

A bed of sand is all I need To rest my head A […]

Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time

One from my youth. I like the images in this video by artlengel:    

The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina

By Miller Williams

Somewhere in everyone’s head something points toward home, a dashboard’s floating compass, turning all the time to keep from turning. It doesn’t matter how we come to be wherever we are, someplace where nothing goes the way it went once, where nothing holds fast to where it belongs, or what you’ve risen […]

Time and Clocks in Dreams

Photo by Bill Boyd

Last week I heard a dream featuring the symbols of time and a clock. So I was thinking about time when I saw Bill Boyd’s Shipwreck photo. The image evokes the passage of decades, the weathering and the patient work of oxidation, stripping a ship down to its bones. It’s […]

Henri’s Ennui

Two for the price of one today! I love both of these videos, Henri and Henri 2, Paw de Deux, by Will Braden.