clevesgray_theeagle

To Eddy, Al, and Joe

Once upon a road trip cheery, in my Dodge, so fast and freely Over many a quaint and curious byway of forgotten lore While a-driving, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping, rapping on my Charger’s door ‘Tis some patrolman, I muttered, tapping at my Charger’s door Only a cop and nothing more. Ah, distinctly …

typewriter

Words Worth

sure. words have sometimes failed me. but I will not forsake them. words have often troubled me. yet I shall not turn them out. words are all I have got. to make sense of the unmeaning. to ratify my dinky existence. to state my puny case. their relationships came crooked. their concepts moved away. their referents escaped me. their sequences got …

lion

Lo, the Lion Stampede!

A funny thing happened to me the other night: I found myself bestride a mighty Lion Doing 50 through an infinite field The tall grasses a-blurrin’ The cotton skies a-whirlin’ All of the land shook and reeled And the Lion leapt over canyons and creeks Going so fast I couldn’t feel My cheeks How I got there a mystery Where …

prospector_scottharrison

The killing art of abstraction

A man out of time might wonder How many trees are in the forest How many grains of sand fill a beach How many rocks hold up the mountaintop And warm their backs on the gypsy sun? Will the answer make him any happier? Does the question? Or does the truth he seeks lie in the posing The wonder, the …

travel

I Travel Far

I TRAVEL FAR LIFE ART REAL FIRE A FAIR TALE A RARE FEAT FATE FEAR IT RITE FLAVA VITA A TRIFLE AIR FARE FLAIR I RAVE I FAIL I LIVE I RAFT A TRAIL A LITE TEA LEAF AFTER I ARRIVE LATE Kathy Mountain Mandu                    

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Meandering Notes

People, Gotto keep moving The prize untoward For shovelling dirt This reveller’s earth Is mired in mirth Dig it up! Gotto keep talking You pilgrims of peace Who’re egging me on Love speaking in tongues In hamlets long drowned It’s absurd! Gotto keep thinking That just up ahead I’m gonna be home Face tanned soul atoned On roads silently roamed …