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April 15th Mom’s Poem a Day Challenge 2013

By-Candle-Light-candles-11662575-1280-800Somehow like Brautigan  

Write a short poem or several poems with a warm, earnest absurdity like the poems below — an absurdity that isn’t random but dances with the shadow of whatever truth you see.

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A Candlelion Poem

–       for Michael

Turn a candle inside out

and you’ve got the smallest

portion of a lion standing

there at the edge of the shadows. – Richard Brautigan

 

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I Cannot Answer You Tonight in Small Portions

 

I cannot answer you tonight in small portions.

Torn apart by stormy loves gate, I float

like a phantom facedown in a well where

the cold dark water reflects vague half-built 
stars

and trades all our affection, touching, sleeping

together for tribunal distance standing like

a drowned train just beyond a pile of Eskimo

skeletons.

 

Richard Brautigan

From ‘The Pill v. the Springhill Mine Disaster.’

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In the dark

money is like

the dreams of

the fish repairman.

Reed Mollins

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The train rattles orange.

I forgot something.

I knew I would forget it.

The bag had a brush and a clock

and a candle.

All practical and expensive.

I hear orange.

The train.

Slink Moss  April 28, 2012

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Karma Repair Kit: Items 1—4

                                    Richard Brautigan

 

1.     Get enough food to eat

and eat it.

 

2.     Find a place to sleep where it is quiet,

and sleep there.

 

      3.   Reduce intellectual and emotional noise

                                 until you arrive at the silence of yourself,

                        and listen to it.

      4.

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