Saturday, June 24, 2006

Archaeologists look for personal ornaments and art as proof of symbolic thinking

Archaeologists look for personal ornaments and art as proof of symbolic thinking


Wear clouds.
Fly.
Diminish
the importance of
the ground,
the solid anchor—
wear clouds.
Unravel time.
Reassemble events
as a woodpile.
Deny a tree is responsible.
Wear magic.
Express
your feelings for
the side chairs aligned—
like the stars—
in your dining room.
Perceive the persistence
of what is dead
to influence us.
Be charmed by gravestones.
Shed words.
Be silent
and become the novel
you live.
Manufacture your pages
from clouds.
Fly.

2 comments:

Peter Garner said...

I really like this, Helm. Two suggestions. Try longer lines, and post it at the oasis.

H. W. Alexy said...

Thanks Peter. I took your advice and tried longer lines at the oasis, though I'm not quite sure. This might take a lot more work.

Helm.