The Nacreous Oughts

31 May 2004


clouds * lies* place * nothing

self * where * spark * green

thick * wholly * green * pretend

gray * become * gray * slowly

K. S.

02 May 2004

The sense of things rushing toward me, even if they are standing still. Especially if they are standing still.

K. S.

01 May 2004

"Selections From A Diary

A long absence from those of my kind, fiction of some future age,

I narrate, elegant ingenu,
An eagle lost at sea, a shadow cast in bronze.

Bands of elders control the palace-gates
And mines are worked by foreign hands--
A scribbler in this new currency, I seek
The salute of the man crying in his solitude.

Poigs run from the hills, with rain on their backs,
To marvel at the dying of a poet. A final audience,
And his fine rhetoric thrils to he bone; already
They think toward statues in the park.

It shall be like this when the figurehead goes
From the crest of a rising vessel; how it was
When godly men walked amongthe people,
Or Christ, regally attired, was seen by peasant eyes.

(A ship lies beached upon the rocks, a drunken captain
Dreams of gold beyond his reach. A child intent upon its furious noise,
Summer confesses neither its sterility nor its images of gold.)

Yes, I too am a yeoman of sorts, as such fellows go,
And my truth shall not do for this age. Nothing less than
The thunder and dialect of the mute in speech."

Taunoa Kohere

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