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A Longhouse Birdhouse: LONGHOUSE BIBLIOGRAPHY TO DATE ~

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: LONGHOUSE BIBLIOGRAPHY TO DATE ~

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A Longhouse Birdhouse: WHY POETRY ~

A fine enough poet but I believe the best mind of Matthew Zapruder comes through in this excellent new book of essays — really one long essay — on the same subject of why poetry, why poets, why is there air, and he even scores points on Auden’s much over-used ragged line “poetry makes nothing happen” . . . with a delightful twist, Zapruder will show the reader that is exactly right: poetry MAKES nothing happen. A big word that “nothing.”
In these essays Zapruder shows forth as a natural born teacher.
Take up this book.
[ BA ]

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: WHY POETRY ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: EARNED HERMITAGE ~

Letter To The Next Landowner

 

You won’t keep it up like we did

Not to worry — we did it for a half century

 

The stone hut, the sturdiest looking, will go first

I built it for our son — earth to earth

 

The house we re-built from ground to ridge

All the time it made the most perfect sense

 

A minister and his wife owned the house before we did

He not only sold us the house, he married us

 

The land was cut & mowed & planted & moved & loved

Every day of our lives, but don’t believe it

 

The land will tell you —

We are buried here

 

Our bones are the stones to be found

Wait for the wind

Bob Arnold

BEAUTIFUL   DAYS
Longhouse

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: EARNED HERMITAGE ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: KATHY ACKER ~

“There’s going to be a world
where the imagination is created
by joy not suffering,
a man and a woman
can love each other again
they can kiss and fuck again
(a woman’s going to come along
and make this world for me
even though I’m not
alive anymore).”

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: KATHY ACKER ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: SOMEBODY BLEW UP AMERICA ~

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: SOMEBODY BLEW UP AMERICA ~

Home At Least – YouTube

 

Wow for two great multi-faceted singers, James Brown and Bob Arnold at JAMES BROWN SINGS LITTLE WILLIE JOHN ~ A Longhouse Birdhouse

Here’s a third Wow for Scott Watson, poet, translator, and teacher and our James Brown. – DF

MAW SHEIN WIN ~ A Longhouse Birdhouse

Glow worm

female glow worm ~ John Tyler photo

 

A bed with softer animals

It is raining.
It is Tuesday night.
There are 36 steps up to Alan’s apartment on the East Sde.
A bed with softer animals.
A Doberman Pinscher walks into a 7-11 and buys a carton of milk.
I notice these things.

Rain waters the buildings and they grow and grow.
Makes thieves work harder.
Softens mountains.
Ruins sandwiches.

Some paintings make me cry.
I Like Crying.
Gunsmoke was a good show to cry to
Also, the Waltons’ Christmas Special.

Alan is reading about cannibals in New Guinea.
The cannibals average at five feet tall.
They roast their dead for 30 days then bury them in the jungle.
Alan told me it rains more in the jungle, but I knew that already.

What I don’t know is how lightning feels on the body.
Or what makes a glowworm glow.
Or why the neighbor keeps knocking his head against the wall.

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M A Y     S H I E N     W I N

from Cross-Strokes
Poetry between Los Angeles and San Francisco
edited by Neeli Cherkovski and Bill Mohr
Otis Books 2015

A Longhouse Birdhouse