Monday, March 25, 2013

TC: The Greeks


Scarlet cloud: photo by JarNondo, 1 January 2007

Deep in the air the past appears
As unreal as air to the boy
Or the apple of the world
To a girl whose eyes are pale and mild
Her hair is probably not real gold
Only a good imitation of the Greeks’
Like a map of that world of early days
Where woman lives on a scarlet cloud
While man in colorless blunt noon
Splashes up at the blue variables
That pass by on an airplane of words
Into the sky which distributes gifts of
Rain and light over our lives equally
Infinite gifts we are unable to behold

Sky: photo by Cristina Bozzoli, 2008 
This post dedicated to the eminent Greek scholars Isaac and Oliver

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

TC: Robert Creeley: After Lorca


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Malaguilla, Provincia de Guadalajara, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain: photo by Häkan Svensson, 2004

for M. Marti

The church is a business, and the rich
are the business men.

........................................... When they pull on the bells, the
poor come piling in and when a poor man dies, he has a wooden
cross, and they rush through the ceremony.

But when a rich man dies, they
drag out the Sacrament
and a golden Cross, and go doucement, doucement
to the cemetery.

And the poor love it
and think it's crazy.


Olivar en Alcalá la Real, Jaén, España: photo by Michelangelo-36, 2005

Robert Creeley: After Lorca, 1952