Category Archives: poetry

Winter Solstice & Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

On Darkness: The child is born in the darkness of the womb; the chicken hatched after incubation. Birth begins in darkness, as dawn follows the long night, and spring springs from winter. We must not interrupt the incubation period within … Continue reading

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Portrait of America #1 – Allen Ginsberg

America by Allen Ginsberg America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing. America two dollars and twenty-seven cents January 17, 1956. I can’t stand my own mind. America when will we end the human war? Go fuck yourself with … Continue reading

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Kabir, Spirits, & Spices

The Clay Jug Inside this clay jug there are canyons and pine mountains, and the maker of canyouns and pine mointains! All seven oceans are inside, and hundreds of millions of stars. The acid that tests gold is there, and … Continue reading

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Ode to a Pair of Socks

Ode to a Pair of SocksMara Mori brought mea pair of sockswhich she knitted herselfwith her sheepherder’s hands,two socks as soft as rabbits.I slipped my feet into themas if they were two casesknitted with threads of twilight and goatskin,Violent socks,my … Continue reading

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some thoughts & Max Ochs

I recently came across this interview with Max Ochs (brother of Phil Ochs, and featured in that American Primitive Guitar comp). He says a lot of cool things, including this perspective on the contemporary state of music accessibility: Touching on … Continue reading

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For all you splendid singles…

Absolutely Clear Don’t surrender your lonelinessSo quickly.Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season youAs few humanOr even divine ingredients can. Something missing in my heart tonightHas made my eyes so soft,My voiceSo tender, My need of GodAbsolutelyClear. … Continue reading

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Because of Our Wisdom

In many parts of this world water is scarce and precious.People sometimes have to walk a great distanceThen carry heavy jugs upon their Heads.Because of our wisdom, we will travel far for love.All movement is a sign of thirst. Most … Continue reading

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A Poet

A poet is someoneWho can pour light into a cup,Then raise it to nourishYour beautiful parched, holy mouth. -Hafiz

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The Microphones – Little Bird Flies Into a Big Black Cloud

Well, now, I do a lot of badmouthing of sensitive singer-songwriter types, partly because they are inexplicably popular right now, and partly because by and large they are mediocre musicians and rather whiny, self-centered egoists. Yes, there is a certain … Continue reading

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