Sunday, December 18, 2016

squirrel-orange



president elect
squirrel-orange is the new black
hard rain's gonna fall


















regan lee
decemeber 2016
oregon

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Found On My Shelf: Patti Smith's "Babel"

A good feeling, to clean out the bookshelves. Came across this paperback edition of Patti Smith's Babel. I had forgotten all about this book! So glad to have met it again.

Here's a poem from the book -- the last one:





zug island

i know
all
your secret dreams
i know where
you are
goodnight
sleep tight
sweet streams
sweet beams
god light
you from afar

                         ~ Patti Smith, Babel 1979


Monday, July 4, 2016

One word poem: Barbecue

A one word poem: the word was barbecue. The idea is to write quickly for a minute, the one word your inspiration, don't think, just write. So here it is:


Barbecue

red meaty sticky sweet black crisp it all falls off
down
around the hot, the humid, the trees waving above in the thick slow breeze
too much nerve around here, too much of a good thing 

regan lee
july 2016 
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dino Had a Gun

(A minor edit, but changes the visual, the overall feel. "the den" to "the back room.") july 2016


Dino Had a Gun


So, frantic call at night . . . 
Dino, downtown, in jail 
or something, mom rushing out


Where’s Felix, step-dad, Dino’s friend -- work, or lost his license, or anyway
Dino and mom return

I open the door, Dino standing there, revolver in hand, pointed 
right at me. I blanch, Jesus, I’m spooked.

Then he laughs “It’s not real kid, just a toy” mom comes up behind, oblivious

Dino spends the night,  I don’t remember where. Couch, the back room, what.

But the gun. And when I asked what happened, mom said Dino was just playing around being a joker. He wasn’t really in jail. He just needed a ride, fast.

Out of downtown.  

With his gun.


regan lee

oregon spring 2016

Sunday, October 18, 2015

tiny elephants



let’s dream of tiny elephants

luminous and translucent

swimming in the palms

of our hands.





regan lee
october 20015
eugene oregon

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Shakespearean Tarot Cards



As a tarot reader, I am interested in the incredible variety of decks. Here's one new to me; the Shakespearean Tarot:
Shakespearean-EC: The Shakespearian Tarot by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki; Illustrated by Paul Hardy Review by Eileen Croutch The author has undertaken to find passages and images from the complete works of William Shakespeare to make a tarot deck. The author mentions The Servants of the Light Tarot often and so this leads me to believe the Shakespearian Tarot is a variation of the aforementioned deck. This deck is certainly no Rider-Waite clone. This deck comes with a book that describes the plays mentioned, interesting information about the plays, an upright meaning and a reversed meaning. There is no box for the deck once you break the cellophane and there is no little white book (LWB). Not that you need it with the large book. (tarot passages.com)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

found poem haiku/senryu

in search of a look
i ate cottage cheese for seven days
the night the city screamed




regan lee
june 20015