Week 9

§Try some variant short-line form.

 


I.

balance integration

from multiple appendages

converge into one,

followed by four,

and from moves

(we move).

limit to stability/standing

defied the required to

back/forth motions:

gelatin on a plate.

from above support,

senses pressure the

system, the system acts.

senses detect change,

the position,

a wiggling of digits of

foot or hoof.

tipping toe tip toe-ing,

peeking out and under,

the cessation of above all—

we fall.

 


V.

meandering leads to.

perfection, lao tzu walks.

new. ton saunters,

his steps do not just

push down,

earth pushes up

 


VI.

whirl

twirl

twist

wistful

foolish

wish

itch

stitched

to

the

earth

by

your

toes.

goes.

 

 


§Try out Hay(na)ku or Haiku Tom Beckett & “Hay(na)Ku”

 


Latent

in a

weary mind: a


lust

for discontentment

to break up


monotony

of comfort.

Pleasure grows dull


with

consistency, fades

from our palates


when

we sip

at each meal.


So

we knock

glasses over, watch


the

sweetness spill

down, pangs of


longing

and relief

dripping to the


floor

where we

greedily wipe them


up,

just to

touch, but not


drink,

each time

cursing and praising


our

clumsiness. This

craving for dissatisfaction,


calmed,

but lingering

well past dinnertime,


into

bed with

us and a


plush,

settling warmth.

Even resting, though,


no

respite from

our wanting; as


martyrs

for our

own sake, we


sleep

on pillows

made of stone.

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