Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TC: The Pharaohs Sacrifice Themselves Before Her


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Goddess Nut, arched protectively over Earth and its inhabitants: photo by Golden Meadows, 2006

Time is the sweet cheat that unhinged
The Egyptians. The fugitive object

Of desire keeps fleeing, the symbol
Denoting speed in physics must now  

Precede any expression of her value.
Algebra of desire yields to total

Calculus of need: instant nothingness
In which there flows an invisible current.
When it flows through the tomb, one is forced
To bow down and worship an obscure,
Mysterious and implacable goddess.

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Pharaoh Horemheb and goddess Amunet (as an aspect of Hathor): from the Tomb of Horemheb, Valley of the Kings at Thebes: photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, 2002

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

TC: Philip Whalen: April Showers Bring Rain?


Cherry blossoms in rain: photo by Steve Gravrock, 6 March 2011

Lots of
wind and rain
the most fragile
cherry blossoms
the thinnest
rhododendron petals
not even wrinkled

Rain on rhododendron: photo by Robert Lz, 30 April 2005

Rhododendrons in rain: photo by ironacres, 17 May 2010

The sandpiper
all alone, usually
runs with a cloud
alone today, eating
sea-bugs -- where does he
live at? Where are his books?


Western Sandpiper, Cattle Point, Uplands, near Victoria, B.C.: photo by Alan D. Wilson, 2007

Philip WhalenApril Showers Bring Rain? 7:iv:65 (excerpts)