Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ignorant Questions for Society and Its City (2)

Why would your citizens prefer Paris Hilton's crapping in the street to the Mona Lisa?

Disposable trumps durable: what consequences the yang of our yin?

Must bums cherish the cool stoop-sleep of Saint Patrick's while red-faced tourists tick-tock into TGIFridays at Times Square?

Efficiency vs splendor? Or why does efficiency = euphoria?

Where is holy?

You kiss your mother with that mouth?

To Navigate Space and Time





Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ignorant Questions for Society and Its City

Why are all the crazies yelling on the street angry? Sadness doesn't yell? Happiness is of the healthy?

Hipster scoffed my moleskin. Does my notebook encompass me?

If I give a moment of attention to each sound (bark, honk, chirp, chatter, zipo flick) heard in a minute at Union Square, will Christ return before I'm finished?

Why do Black Americans have round faces and round butts?
Why do Asian Americans have flat faces and flat butts?
Why do White Americans have no faces and no butts?

If NYC is knowledgeable, is nowhere-town wise?

Can pretension and pragmatism kiss and make up?

Dolly Parton?

Hayden Carruth says we're a "post-literate" generation, okay?

Privacy? Therapy? Facebook? Community?

Does it matter that I can build a house?

Should Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand be listened through any other medium but live musicians?

Keats said, "A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving in a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore...."


Saturday, June 5, 2010

While Rugged Dogma

While rugged dogma
wheeled monastic rack
and wrung me, lithe
gazelle of haloed ears,

roiling sacred haunt
inverted phallus,
and fright-flung me 'cross
mad forest shears, where

bellowing the moon,
creeping white phlox bloom,
snowball viburnum,
hostas, roses white --

Moor flames a gather
'neath mother's dark noon
glow, shriek-songing
my gloaming heart stone.