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
your secret dreams
i know where
you are
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:


red meaty sticky sweet black crisp it all falls off
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