Two Tankas for Cutty

The moon round—hanging
Low in back alleys and streets
Obscured by trees—clouds
I catch glimpses of bright light
Rare as your visits to me

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I wake up singing
Along to the pre-dawn bird songs
Breezes rustling leaves
While you continue to dream
About breezes? Bird songs? Me?

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In an ultraviolet love

Potentilla anserina. Flowers in UV light

My body covered
In an ultraviolet love
Letter—fluorescent
Visible to the bees—but
Unremarked by passersby

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Depth Charge: How birds and bees can see UV light and humans can’t

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My regrets are few

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My regrets are few
And strange—I wish I’d eaten
More Chinese insects
Silkworms—crickets—cicadas
In Wangfujing Night Market

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Depth Charges:
UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger
Beijing, China – Eating Bugs (Spiders, Centipedes)
Insects and strange food in China – Beijing Wangfujing Night Market

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The chemical dance of bees

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I wish I could do
The chemical dance of bees
Leave bright traces—clear
Signs to lead you to me—but
There are too many flowers

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Depth Charge: The Waggle Dance of the Bees

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At the Dinette Triple Crown

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It is raining—cold
When you come to pick me up
We eat fried chicken
And so you adorn my day
With comfort food and warm words

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(for Michael-The Incompleat Foodie)

Dinette Triple Crown

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Palinode to Love

“And as soon as he had finished what is called his palinode or recantation he recovered his sight.” Phaedrus, Plato, Translated by Walter Hamilton.

couple kissing

Palinode to Love

If I could sing this
Song backwards with indrawn breath
Re-string time’s arrow
To cupid’s bow and erase
Every kiss from your lips…

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Depth Charges: Magnolia Palinode by John Mackenzie;
Eddington’s Arrow of Time

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Orgy

Chestnut blossoms moist
Stamens extending hopeful
From red-stained petals

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Maple trees heavy
With seed already—eager
For Onan’s spiral

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A warm wind—soft drops
Of rain gentle brush my face—
Delectable world

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Queerer than we can suppose

Planck satellite : ESA map of relic radiation (microwave sky) from the Big Bang

This universe is
Not Plato’s merry-go-round
Of spinning souls—no
It is a thing much queerer
Queerer than we can suppose

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Depth Charges:
“I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.” ― J.B.S. Haldane, Possible Worlds

“Now the souls that are termed immortal, when they reach the summit of the arch, go outside the vault and stand upon the back of the universe; standing there they are carried round by its revolution while they contemplate what lies outside the heavens.” ― Plato, Phaedrus

The Planck Satellite

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The patterns I trace

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The patterns I trace
Over your body—this page
Intricately wrought
Both by hand and tongue—only
One may ever be retraced

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(for Cutty)

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