priority landscape— a woman creating
within the pages of a manuscript—
Bilbao to Los Angeles & back again.
the convent is a sanctuary. candles lit.
the voyage is a boat across the canyon.
we re-establish the river. we design the art gallery.
within the desk there are a thousand cranes or maybe drawings.
the globe spins. a plane flies overhead. somewhere by the sea
a bird stands on a volume of poetry & looks beyond the sky.
the castle walls
the collage is a bird
configurations force us
we live in a forest
increments of torn paper resist
we sleep in the border
the mail continues to be
blue beads on a wrist
books & numbers
the collage is a portal
blue bird in nest
the path to the moon
contemporary on canvas ancient drawings snow falls in the forest
we are warm in the cave ambiguous the seasons of the intellect
between geometry & black holes what will you wear today?
molecules & windstorms to remain calm like the oak
the poem a drawing a miracle abstract sun in spring
island the spring
island the idea of spring manifold roads deserts disconnected the paths are crosscurrents are the wings & spirals inside the silence unwinding vernacular fire & stone perhaps it was all a dream alone in the surfaces/forms i attempt to understand when the letters fall off words & the birds disappear in snow
bravery as narrative
narrative as romanticism
to understand Jeffers’
“Mysticism of stone”
a white index card
the poem in
Featured Image photograph by E.B. Bartels, www.ebbartels.com.