Saturday, August 1, 2015

A Couple of Drafts for Years of the Fire Monkey and Wood Rooster

Here is my draft for 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey


Ho you Fire Monkey
Adorable Familiar of blessed places

Resourceful, enchanting

cunning when need be
Your chatter can flattens the dolts of ignorance
when you take charge in a carpe diem kind of way
Your Ballast of confidence
Lifts our spirits
Seer of the future
Interlocutor to lost opportunities
Let’s take to heart
the ease of your swing from here to there
Always awake in the fire.

Here is another draft for Year of the Wood Rooster in honor of poet Anne Waldman born in 1945

Such [iridescent] display...variant [indecent]
Cockadoodiling us awake
Each day without fail
As reliable as the sun
you rise to summon forth
bright scrys of portend
Forth with acuity for the larger meanings in the scheme
Of all so-called phenomena
Beneficent scribe to the downcast
Outsiders, the end stop
You set the bar high
A million hands in the fire
No task too daunting
Harbinger of new, always fresh
our number one

Written Night of the Blue Moon, July 31, 2015
Shelburne Falls. MA

Like rising dough this is in the proofing stage I will beat down once more before finalizing. 







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