Jnana Hodson

 

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a sumptuous golden gown

worn with a pale green sun

 

*   *   *
 

Keep This Coupon
             101953

of illuminated scent that unfolds as a stairway

dragged across the wall as a sumptuous golden gown

as that one-cup-and-she’s-wired daughter of yours

 

worn with a pale green sun metal-leaf tree

a reminder, Keep This Coupon (101953) dragged

across the worn wall of pale green sun

 

with its illuminated scent of sumptuous

golden metal-leaf tree unfolding as a stairway

that one-cup-and-she’s-wired daughter of yours

in a gown Keeps This Coupon (101953)

worn dragging the wall against pale green

sun a metal-leaf tree

 

back when Rolling Stone was a newspaper

of illuminated scent unfolding as a stairway

this Coupon 101953 kept a sumptuous golden

one-cup gown wired to that daughter of yours

 

yes, that daughter dragged across the worn

green sun of illuminated scent the opulent

gown of metal-leaf stairway

back when Rolling Stone was a newspaper

 

 

 

 

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action figures

watch a meter running

at the center of twenty-two electric guitars

*   *   *
 

to watch a meter running in the first round of triage

amid 26 thumbnails of mostly Third World import

and an assortment of drums and tambourines

 

to shoot marbles protecting action figures

to two boys stuck in the Great Depression

of two water tanks on two towers on two factory roofs

 

to run a first round of triage, they’ll  watch the meter’s 26

thumbnails of mostly Third World import assort

marble drums and tambourines and then shoot

action figures to protect two boys stick Great Depression

atop two water tanks on two towers on two factory roofs

as the meter runs a first round of triage in 26 thumbnails

of mostly Third World imported drums and marbles

 

to protect action figures two tambourines strike

great sorrowful water tanks on factory roofs

as two boys watch the meter running triage

 

a sunflower and rainbow cover

          Spanish harbor fortifications fully

a whiskered rat sniffs a cigarette butt

          still burning with cruel artifice as urbanity’s

feathered woman the width of the street

          dresses for a parading angel

lifts a torch at the center of twenty-two electric

          guitar-playing women in the back of a trailer

pair running shoes they’ll hang from utility wire

          over Kate Moss posing in front of a grate

with so many strings and woofers, all pertaining

          to Brooklyn sunflowers and rainbows

this could be some Spanish harbor fortification with urbanity

          where Kate Moss poses in front of a grate fully whiskered

or that rat sniffs a cigarette butt, still burning a feathered

          woman the width of the street dressed for parade

becomes an angel lifting a torch for twenty-two

          electric organs at the back of a trailer plus

a squealing guitar pertaining with cruel artifice

          to Brooklyn utility wires over the street

 

in high voltage shoes Kate Moss poses in front of a grate

          as urbanity includes an electric guitar, Habla, habla

 

a fully whiskered rat sniffs a cigarette butt, still burning

          with cruel artifice in front of a grate a feathered woman

the width of the street dressed for parade angel lifting

          a torch to the center of twenty-two electric guitars

three women in the back of a trailer each tie

          a pair of running shoes hanging from a utility wire

over the street of urbanity Kate Moss pretends

          the front of a grate is a fully whiskered rat sniffing

a cigarette butt still burning a feathered woman

          dressed for parade the width of the street an angel

lifts her torch at the center of three women

          in the back of a trailer another electric guitar

pertains to Brooklyn with cruel artifice

          running shoes light a utility wire, Habla, habla

 

 

 

  

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in a salt marsh

in a lush gorge

against a glacier

*   *   *

at sunrise twelve horses

set out far below

a totem pole at sunrise in a salt marsh

 

             horses set out below a totem pole

             of twelve waterfowl trumpeting

 

at sunrise, yes, twelve horses

set out far below waterfowl

in a salt marsh

 

graze for yourself in a lush gorge

the agenda opens rhododendron

or a bald eagle on ash-covered slope

 

growling, yes, rhododendron openly graze

in a lush gorge under the bald eagle

the agenda of fish covering a slope

 

there, the rhododendron blooms

growl in the lush night, in its  gorge

the agenda you graze, hovering

 

no bald eagle on ash-covered slope

growls its agenda on ash-covered

rhododendron grazing into night

 

 

 

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a dingy moored on still water

dancing to Bix tonight

in front of the boulder and island

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in front of the boulder and island

moored on still water

spires, houses, and the brick millyard

red between granite

 

a dingy in front of the boulder and island

moored on still water spires,

houses, and the brick millyard

 

red between granite

a dingy

in front of the boulder and island

moored on still water

 

spires, houses, and the brick millyard

red between granite

a dingy

 

dancing to Bix tonight in a blue lake

against mountains reflected foliage

along a green river moose drab

on a sandbar amid dancing to Bix

tonight foliage along a green river

in a blue lake against mountains moose

amid reflected sallow dancing tonight

foliage along a green river, Bix on a sandbar

looking down from the hill in blue

lake against mountains dancing

to Bix tonight moose dun foliage along

a green river sandbar in blue mountains

against moose reflections looking down the hill

 

 

 

 

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three dogwood

 

           two owls

 

a stone barn

*   *   *

stone fence

          halfway up the valley of silos, tractor trailers

in mirrored sunrise

 

the symmetry, yee hah! of fence half stone

up the valley silos, tractor trailers, in the mirror

of sunrise coming home, yee hah!

setting forth along stone fence halfway up

          the valley silos, tractor trailers,

 

in glittering yee hah! sunrise

          so fleeting, unbalanced

          between the gloved hands

 

a rosebud, three dogwood, two owls 

a stone barn with blossoms that God

in front of a lone maple looks down

 

in a rosy stone barn fronting a lone dogwood

three maple blossoms look on two owls 

that God, in a rousing talk in front of the lonely

 

fireworks of dogwood, owls, rosebud

blossoms, by God, around a stone barn

 

in front of a lone dogwood, what blossoms

into a conversation of two owls with God

looks up, looks down, looks around fireworks

 

 

Copyright © 2012  Jnana Hodson
 

Jnana grew up middle-class Midwestern in the Middle Ages of the 20th Century.  He's still trying to recover. 

He blogs at Jnana's Red Barn
 (jnanahodson.net).