Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Aunt Klara's Kale

by Donald Fry
More by Donald Fry can be found on his YouTube Channel


Kale solely cured Aunt Klara’s carbuncle,
she preached that other miracles ensued;
bunions quashed, a toothache soon cried “Uncle;”
halitosis quelled, cancerous polyps couped!

Her leafy gospel spread to neighbor’s yards,
A lush, verdant, zealousness, a teal-tossed mist.
Aphids, cutworms, root maggots, a swarming sward;
Friends and family pruned, she’s now the Logo, Kalerist.

Ash to ash, Kale to Kale, pale holey grail,
Grocery store sermons  to the contrite;
Two shopping bags replete with Kale, a veil,
To the ineluctable black and white.

A saffron beer truck sowed her in its wake,
a blue-green shroud, an ornamental lake.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Samurai Darth

Print on Linen, available at PadGround 





May the Fourth Be With You.
Happy Star Wars Day!

Monday, April 24, 2017

rain

by Charles Bukowski
from his collection entitled Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

a symphony orchestra.
there is a thunderstorm, 
they are playing a Wagner overture
and the people leave their seats under the trees
and run inside to the pavilion
the women giggling, the men pretending calm,
wet cigarettes being thrown away,
Wagner plays on, and then they are all under the
pavilion. the birds even come in from the trees
and enter the pavilion and then it is the Hungarian
Rhapsody #2 by Lizst, and it still rains, but look,
one man sits alone in the rain
listening. the audience notices him. they turn
and look. the orchestra goes about its
business. the man sits in the night in the rain,
listening. there is something wrong with him,
isn't there?
he came to hear the 
music.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Senecio

Senecio by Paul Klee, 1922, oil on canvas







"One eye sees, the other feels."
 -Paul Klee

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fake

M. Peters
from his collection entitled insomatica

The crackerjack prize
                for fake blank faced people
     in fake far away places

Who think up false stories
                              to fill their false lives

That keep buying fake things
and wasting fake time

Fucking fake whores
Electing fake minds
Taking fake items off fake useless lines

And there is not enough time
for our tiny earth
to keep putting astronauts into the 
fake universe

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Man in the Forest

Man in the Forest by Anselm Kiefer, 1971




"I grew up in a forest. It's like a room. It's protected. Like a cathedral ... it is a place between heaven and earth."
- Anselm Kiefer

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Small Worlds

Small Worlds II by Wassily Kandinsky, 1922, lithography





"To create a work of art is to create the world."
- Wassily Kandinsky