Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Still Life

Another rainy Macy Gray
music dripping down
tearing, rendering anew
a wine bottle collage
harvests forgotten

Continued writing the book
"Everything I Ever Thought"
Unabridged, unadorned'
a manual of slothosophy
existential reality tactics

As I remember oneness
there is nothing to be relative
time stops and ego dissolves
Yet. There is a fluidity
in the rigidity
of still life.

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Anonymous Shirley said...

Yet. There is a fluidity
in the rigidity
of still life.

This, I love. I am still trying to digest the rest of it.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 4:58:00 PM  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Glenn,
what a synthesis of ideas and philosophies you achieve through this poem...I loved it...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 11:42:00 PM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

The last lines reminded me of a poem by Mark Strand (some of his poems make me cry) which goes:

"Time tells what I am. I change and I am the same.
I empty myself of my life and my life remains."

Your work touched me, Glenn.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:05:00 AM  
Blogger ozymandiaz said...

Even Nihilist could not condone
Me doing not but sitting home
Procrastination failed to fit
Into philosophical bit
So I came up with one of my own
One with which laziness was prone
I added some ideas, better yet
Making others responsible for my dept
So now I sit on my ass all day
Trying to get others to pay

Wednesday, July 05, 2006 5:18:00 AM  
Blogger rch said...

Hmmmmm slothosophy, I think I've done that but wasn't sure what it was officailly called. I also like the ending very much. Take care,


Wednesday, July 05, 2006 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger Scheherazade said...

i do love the opening image and the way music drips and both tears up and tears us apart...

Thursday, July 06, 2006 9:54:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

How much pleasure all your thoughtful and kind comments have given me. If you should catch this (tardy) reply, I hope you're having the day you want. :-)

Saturday, July 08, 2006 6:15:00 AM  
Blogger Scheherazade said...

just remembered your baby girl just had or is having a second year birthday sometime soon right?

ah, life is not so still.

joyez anniversaire to your shining little heir!

Saturday, July 08, 2006 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Thanks Yasmin. She was two last week and my wife had her birthday as well. It seemed like a week of birthdays with grandparents each celebrating her birthday on consecutive days. She has really gotten to grips with the whole candle thing now. It's all been a bit chaotic with my son just learning to crawl as well- having to watch for every bit of paper or small toy on the floor. Such problems to have eh !!

Saturday, July 08, 2006 10:56:00 AM  

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