Hades

Hades

Hades What then did you projectupon Persephone when yousaw her simply dressed in flowing cloth that made herseem more nakedwhile she dreamed awake a perfect life with alwayslate summer, crops ripeninga touch of coolness and drifting clouds protected her from...
Orpheus

Orpheus

Orpheus Or was it Eurydice after allWhom I saw descend into darknessWrapped in layers of bright lightAnd not Persephone as I had thoughtNor Hades whom I addressed remarksBadly targeted and carelessly thrownBut Orpheus whom I should have Questioned when questioning Was...
Juglans Regia

Juglans Regia

Juglans Regia A native of the Balkans, Himalayas, and Southwest China, with vast forests even now in Kyrgyzstan, the Ancient Greeks took the Persian walnut from Iran and Iraq, bred it for size, and improvedthe its fruit. From Greece, as with all things, the Romans...
The Cat 7

The Cat 7

The Cat 7 This cartel of cats, this “Cat 7,”this parliament of robber barons, gathering in an uneasy peace, waits for the decision maker on the other side of the dealto agree to their terms. They demand recognition upon entry. each in turn and in...
Charles Olson at the Eel River, Hearst, California

Charles Olson at the Eel River, Hearst, California

Charles Olson at the Eel River, Hearst, California (All quotations with page numbers are from Charles Olson, The Maximus Poems) Seated by this shallow riverat what was its deep and mid pointin December… The birds sound the same… What was I thinking this...