Friday, March 24, 2017


grey whiteness of rain cloud against shadowed ridge

motionless black branches above fence in foreground

continue at a more normal pace, change selected end

note, bending down to the ground, variant of figure

going to the quick of things in an instant, gets at

it as in thinking those things becoming made actual

grey rain cloud against invisible shoulder of ridge

shadowed white wave breaking into windblown channel

Thursday, March 23, 2017


pink white line of cloud above still shadowed ridge

unseen crow calling from branch in right foreground

moment determined by that as well as, from this one

here at rest, relative to moving system, of surface

today’s paper has a short notice of Barbara Guest’s

death (I’m so glad I got to meet her at your house)

sunlit white lines of clouds above still dark ridge

white curve of moon in pale blue sky across from it

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


grey whiteness of clouds above black plane of ridge

shadowed sparrow landing on post in left foreground

think about point of view according to itself, that

what is going on here, at last a fact, hand shaking

a hand that reaches for balance in a shadow picture

how I’m supposed to carry on like this, grasping it

grey rain cloud above still black shoulder of ridge

waning moon in blue whiteness of sky across from it

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


light in window opposite unmade yellow and blue bed

black pine branch above redwood fence in foreground

subject not in time takes up, coming in this way to

composed in musical form, becomes possible, present

next door neighbor’s idea about new fence, top rail

3 feet above bottom rail, grape stakes spaced apart

grey rain cloud against invisible shoulder of ridge

whiteness of wave breaking across windblown channel

Monday, March 20, 2017


light coming into clouds above still shadowed ridge

sound of jet passing over pine branch in foreground

those aspects he thought, about half he had on hand

which was still, “most of all,” second part of line

woman recalling Luxembourg Gardens on the first day

of spring, tree branches about to explode in leaves

pink white edge of cloud above still shadowed ridge

white line of wave breaking across mouth of channel

Sunday, March 19, 2017


grey whiteness of fog against still invisible ridge

white-crowned sparrow perched on post in foreground

elsewhere during that year, however it wasn’t until

who else looks, side of figure, almost as much from

“New York” after each set of dates on separate line

printed in a smaller typeface than text flush right

grey whiteness of fog still against invisible ridge

shadowed white line of wave breaking across channel

Saturday, March 18, 2017


diagonal pink line of cloud above still black ridge

sound of birds chirping from branches in foreground

more here where given by, should be noted that such

which have been found, in moving bodies, surface of

sounds the voice makes, notes make, the shape sound

letters make, Fantasie in F Minor for Piano 4-Hands

pale orange of sky above shadowed shoulder of ridge

white line of wave breaking across mouth of channel