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Cornfedtrouble: September 2006


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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Paha Sapa Mountain Epilog

It isn’t about presidents, or the men inside their shells

Creating myth from too few years is mostly

Propaganda & power play stories

Stories carved in stone, Precambrian stone

As if geology is a pretty face with a molten mind to match

Speculation on another’s deepest thoughts— foolhardy

Yet we all try it now and then. For thus,

It is easy to contend the obvious. Bluntly stated

That is how most myths are created

Though many are propagated

Few meet the weathering of retelling

Honor the fathers whose noses face the windy plains

Capture the status uplifted layers so boldly display

And live forever in a saga that explains the day-to-day


We praise as mother, who keeps us mortals true for all time

Precious like gold in the fading light sublime


Friday, September 15, 2006

In the Purple Room

... half buried in the wash room wall

breathing hot air like some dragon from the other side

I could only imagine the book from whence it came

Who the hell is James Royce?

702 Western Philosophy. What was it he wanted me to know?

Bill McKibben hangs out with Paul Goodman,

Growing up Absurd ? I was just looking for a travel book

and found Faust reclining in the aisle

making faces at Madonna.

This poem was written on 9/14/2006 in Powell’s in Portland.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Starting with a grape

wine sensations . . .
popping bubble ferment
poetry from magnum bottles
. . . endless

(5)+ 2,4,6,8,2 >>>> 3x3x3 cube present

Re: Crane Flat Lament

.................. 1
In Yosemite National Park
There is no internet for the common man
Se, it is only for the white folk in the Lodge
Us campers must use smoke
Signal our mates with animal calls
Stash our hash in bear proof containers
“Saving the bears” for models
London Cow like mascots overlook
Tahoe’s shores while the real ones
They live here and we must mind our manners
Following the rules of Foundation decorum
It is the modern American Way
To honor Abe Lincoln and John Muir
Republicans don’t have time for that
But they got money, and
They got us by the balls and we know it.
Call 1-800-388-3733
“Listen to the rules and enjoy your stay,
Have a nice day”

.................. 2
Take them at their word.
Climb out of the mini-van and amble
Past the naked ladies, past Santa Cruz
Up past the Great Divide where clouds reside.
Go beyond the California border
Find the secrets hidden in the stones,
Listen to the mountain streams cascading seaward,
Crystal clear and clairvoyant,
Revealing secrets no golden riches can confiscate.
Bond with animal essence
Most humans deny for creature comforts,
Rushing weekend time outs, or
Sunday morning ritual affectations
Hiding the wonder of what is—
Overhead and unforseen
Darkness explained with shooting stars.

.................. 3
Inside the forest of the freedom mind
Visions etched into quioxotic landscapes
Warm the sky of the unbound soul
Connected to the spirits of Yosemite