Monday, May 27, 2013

Early Years

Early Years as Calendar, Map, Compass, Season and Cross (oil on 4 canvases, 2013)


Early Years as Calendar, Map, Compass, Season and Cross:


 1947
1948       1949
  1950


  Warrenville
   Malibu         Kinzu
   Clovis


   North
  West      East
     South


Winter
   Spring          Summer 
Autumn


     Matthew
     Mark           Luke
      John


Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Canopies


Canopies


I step outside to pee
a rural man’s recourse
beneath the canopy
just lifted at the eastern edge
where brightest stars are dimmed.

Our rooster sends his shout
is echoed all about
by other cocks
by some far off and faint
to others further out
bright signal towers of twinkled sound
across the canopy below
where they too mark the dark
slashed for a second by a streak of light
before I’m back to bed by shiver sent
to tell my wife who then in fug of sleep
murmurs her acknowledgement.