Tuesday, January 14, 2014


We walk back to your apt., & pause
to gaze @ the full Moon in Cancer
overflowing like I've never seen before.

(14 JAN 14, V V Santa Clara CA) v.4

Sunday, January 5, 2014



Last nite I dreamt of a tall, thin denim-clad Western poet praising the Spanish language's descent from Latin, without admitting the imperial imposition that entailed, proud of the continuity of cultures. (An English poet's praising its descent from French & French's descent from Latin would be even more tendentious by his conspicuous omission of Saxon becoming Anglo-Saxon.) The poet read his poems to a small group of fans in an assembly room of a bookstore. After he read, he complained of his being an obscure writer; actually, he was very well-known for his many translations (from Spanish, etc.) into English.

(05 JAN 2013 VV Santa Clara CA)v5

Friday, January 3, 2014

Welcome to MY WORLD

with Patricia Hughes

"Welcome to my world" you say,
smiling, while we sit together as
some people smile & dance @
Valley Village's Senior Center.

We quietly sing along, but you'll
dance smiling with any & all
who invite you to; timidly, I
only dare dance with you.

(03 JAN 2013, V V Santa Clara CA) v4