Posts Tagged ‘ word pond ’

two souls while blogging by Donna Fleischer – Realities & the Rituals of the Upside Down, A) Glimpse) Of) Press


two souls while blogging

“we can!” she writes to this other hemisphere where I am who — immediately distracted by that insurgence —
lets the coffee grow cold, drinks it anyway and feels warmth

blood pressures rise with apprehension of silence of pure wanting, wanting to be swallowed by that gorgeous everchanging ocean being,

don’t cry I cry to myself. think of Jabès, the moon,
how you dare to fall to love with her different continent without the popular nihilism of Wim Wenders, no; her Paul Celan.

Eight years blogging, painful and beautiful, the slopping of rheumatic waves on the pond when floating in despair
try to swim into the dark water, light one more match

#Occupy Wall Street erupts, I write / the lit match
/ sputters in dark water / long enough to / hear stone move / /

learn to swim-to-swim-through-to
what else is there? 2015, 2016, almost give up, a few times.
old age gravity-caves; 2017 what was it but a year? the new year, just begun,

2018. how many lights burn with uncharacteristically compiled manuscripts
a final push for immortality? Music. Every kind. tapping my foot, chairdancing.

she writes her voice through to me, when I surface the air is new. 2010 sent out my
light to the world in. Today, backstroke. She comes to Claude’s grave in my heart
takes my hand I feel again. Will I swim again? Freeze up into Fleur Jaeggy’s fictive ice? Ingeborg Bachmann’s fire poetry? She writes the path we are to take with the world.

Only the sea can hold both. Only the sea knows what is up, what is down

shard of
free will

the selfless shore swept
for this love poiësis
a humanlike ecstasis

for Marina

– Donna Fleischer

from Realities & the Rituals of the Upside Down
A) Glimpse) Of) Press, 2019, Athens, Dimitra Ioannou, editor

Word Pond Appropriation Announcement a la THEORY by Kenneth Goldsmith – Jean Boîte Édition


American poet, writer, and word processor Kenneth Goldsmith, on April 29, 2015, posted the above page from his new book, Theory (Jean Boîte Éditions, Paris, 2015) at his Facebook wall, to which I replied, “Been writing my browsoir for five years and still going.” Word pond is (also) this.  

~ Donna Fleischer @ word pond

Five Years of Word Pond


and what will be of the next five?

thanks for another year, word pond



from Coleurs

word pond hiatus

at word pond

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wordpond, a poem by niall

I check out your blog sometimes and this jumped into the water.

wordpond by niall





                           except for

splash clash
of symbols


So glad the net at word pond was open for this one! Thanks and delight to niall.  ~ DF

Mutts — The Official Site for Mutts Comics — Earl, Mooch and pals — Patrick McDonnell


Mutts — The Official Site for Mutts Comics — Earl, Mooch and pals — Patrick McDonnell.

It’s official. Word pond is on vacation. Be back in September. ~ yours truly, df

There Is Power In A Union – Pickers’ Local 608

~ Long Live Joe Hill!
Joe Hill by Joan Baez