Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"Face and heart"
by Francisco Alarcon

may our ears hear
what nobody wants to hear

may our eyes see
what everyone wants to hide

may our mouths speak
our true faces and hearts

may our arms be branches
that give shade and joy

let us be a drizzle,
a sudden storm,
let us get wet in the rain

let us be the key, the hand, the door
the kick, the ball, the road

let us arrive as children
to this huge playground: the universe

Thursday, May 18, 2006

If I have a single song to make my week, it has to be Dancing In The Dark...

"I ain't nothing but tired.... Man, I'm just tired and bored with myself... Hey there baby, I could use just a little help.."

"You sit around getting older... There's a joke here somewhere and it's on me.. I'll shake this world off my shoulders ..come on baby this laugh's on me."

Springsteen got that one nailed! Too bad, it's too danceable to be depressing.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


Fun word isn't it? Prestidigitation.

I like how it rolls in my tongue.

It means "performance of or skill in performing magic or conjuring tricks with the hands." That or " a show of skill or deceitful cleverness."

I like the meaning better. Deceitful cleverness.


How deliciously villainous.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Kama Sutra of Kindness: Position No. 2

should I greet you
as if
we had merely eaten
together one night
when the white birches
dripped wet
and lightning etched
black trees on your walls?

it is not love
I am asking

love comes from years
of breathing
skin to skin
tangled in each other's dreams
until each night
weaves another thread
in the same web
of blood and sleep

and I have only
passed through you quickly
like light
and you have only
surrounded me suddenly
like flame

the lake is cold
the snows are sudden
the wild cherry bends
and winter's a burden

in your hand I feel
spring burn in the bud.