Shadorma 205

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

Shadorma 205

Not again
Please not again and
no remorse
either and
more one-of-a kind high jinks
times ten? You promised.

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And here is the back interior cover. With this poem I have posted all the pages and poems in this Ink Sketchbook 2019. Thank you for reading!

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As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

 

Tanka 125

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

Tanka 125

No, I don’t think so.
It’s not in me to think so.
See it for yourself.
A few brush strokes change nothing.
I’m a blank page in and out.

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As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

 

Haiku 702

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

Haiku 702

Pen marks brush swish reds
scratch people shapes hands out halt
and who does? I don’t.

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As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

 

Shadorma 204

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

Shadorma 204

Lost my head
over you, I did.
Onlookers
are impressed
by my gyrations but you –
your eyes won’t meet mine.

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Ink Sketchbook 2019 Image 362

 


As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

 

Tanka 124

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

Tanka 124

All my bright strata
multicolored veins of ore
revealed in road cuts
across my altered landscape
the years pass the map fills in

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Ink Sketchbook 2019 Image 351

 


As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

 

Haiku 701

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

Haiku 701

supercilious
this nothing-to-brag-about
nose-in-the-air dog

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As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

 

Haiku 700

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

Haiku 700

Stain on the carpet
forever an old woman
pointing to the sky

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Ink Sketchbook 2019 Image 337

 


As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

 

Haiku 699

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

Haiku 699

Awkward position
how well you had managed it
How soon you fled it

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As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

 

Shadorma 203

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

Shadorma 203

The grammar
demolished. I cut
nouns pronouns
adjectives
verbs here and there. The budget
has spoken. Sorry.

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Ink Sketchbook 2019 Image 315

 

 


As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

 

The Scientific Effect of Ocean Waves on Cogitation

From Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.

The Scientific Effect of Ocean Waves on Cogitation

laid out flat
on the striped towel
thinking thoughts
of the kind
a man in flowered swim trunks
well past half-asleep

on the beach
zinc oxide sunburn
in progress
digesting
a good lunch and a cold beer.
In other words – none.

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As a note, the poem was written for a page in my artist notebook Ink Sketchbook 2019. You see the illustration above. The text was published on its own in Count Syllables on Your Fingers, 2020.