Originally published April 7, 2018, this piece discusses the concept of change and balance, rest and focus, movement and stillness. "Into New Water" - Recorded 2/24/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them The original piece is below for reference, and can be found in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/04/07/into-new-water/ Into new waterDeep and … Continue reading Poetry Reading – “Into New Water”
This piece was written in collaboration with my good friend from Ablo Ikee from Indonesia, a very talented poet who regularly sends me lovely micro-poems to brighten my day. I am so grateful for you, Ikee, for your kindness and for the inspiration that has arisen from it. "When I Breathed Longing for You" - … Continue reading When I Breathed Longing for You
For Merve. "The Flowers in Her Hair" - Recorded 1/26/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them The flowers in her hairGreenLike the Earth when it is healthyA music that can only be felt and never heardA memoryDistant, yet distinctAmong all thingsVapor cloud fallenNowMystic 2 riseBlueClouds 2 gather nowNo stormStill windCalm, sereneFire 4CleansingAshen … Continue reading The Flowers in Her Hair
For Maher. I cherish our talks. "When We Had Only Our Skin and the Sky" - Recorded 1/16/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them There was a voice, and we listened,When we had only our skin and the sky. There was a flame, and we warmed ourselves by it,When we had only … Continue reading When We Had Only Our Skin and the Sky
"Oh, Window Pane!" - Recorded 1/7/2021 - Auroraboros - Objects, and the Distance Between Them Oh, Window Pane!My God, my only hope!I would break you from your tether that I might make all my own the trees and the birds which you have captured just for me!In jars and vials, shadow boxes felted and gold … Continue reading Oh, Window Pane!
Feathered wings,In turn,Fold andSlow-burn,Melting likeA good sinWhere doesOne end,Where does,The next begin? Four flames,Two twins,Four candles,Flicker now in the wind. Warm air,Blowing in,Holding you,Blowing out and blowing through. East-west,Coast to coast,Your ghost,The part of us I miss the most. Pinch of Earth,In both hands,From either pole,North/South,Dry land. Blown out,Floating now,Wait for…The sedentary come down,Hold strong,Hold … Continue reading Feathered Wings
Disperse, o thoughts within my head I've no time for you I must leave bed The sun is up now in the sky It's gone to work And so must I Disperse, o thoughts within my mind I've better ways To spend my time The wind blows snowflakes to and fro It moves so fast … Continue reading Disperse, O Thoughts Within My Head
In the end It is not sharpened claws that tear us apart Nor a flow of blood from our freshly torn flesh that draws the life from our bodies It is not dagger teeth that consume us Nor the acids of a churning stomach that digest our decaying forms No we do not stagger forward … Continue reading In the End