September 1, 2014


Buenos




I went for a visit
but it was not long enough
the streets saturated
with history,
their texture
rich with political vibration
the cafes
filled with conversation
and not about the
newest pocket book
or
instagram pic.

How do we not know you
up here in our Americas?
Why do we not notice?

gorgeous lands
vibrant literature
small delectable coffees
secret
puertas cerradas
conversation
that seems more important,
more pertinent

people
that exude the life they live
older people
visible
out there
not hidden.

And of course
a freshly made
orange juice
in the park.






August 18, 2014


Portraits of a Place

Lisa Kellner; As Night
As Night; Lisa Kellner



To Paint:

I remember
the shape of things.

The corners I turned
The darkness that unfolded.

The way the air felt
Back then.

The smell of night
The deafening quiet.

Consoling
in its insolence.

Sharp and dull
at the same.

Memorialize the details.





July 10, 2014





gentle curve

in the land

on the shoulder

in the living

on the organism

one inch

one mile

infinitum


July 3, 2014

Landscapes...of the Body

Lisa Kellner Drawing
Morning After; Lisa Kellner



I wake
to the gentle curve
 of a shoulder.


This
is my view
all encompassing.


The landscape
I love
completely.


I know you
so well.
Yet
I know
 so very little.


Let me draw

every
 
inch
 
of you.

So I can 
know you better.









June 21, 2014


:Portraits of a Place
The Glacial Artist



Unperturbed
the glacier moved the earth
to its liking
molding with monstrous force,
scouring the plains
deeply,
shifting the bedrock
lightly.


Millions of years
agitating.


The Glacial Artist
has a different
time line.