Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Poem of the Week (revised): Setting up House


New Poem of the Week was quickly revised as an unfinished work draft was accidentally submitted earlier . . . 

Setting up House

 


Poem of the Week: Setting up House


setting up house

You emerge from behind the curtain of the bedroom
clothed in winter’s black and grey, soft shirt
unbuttoned sweater

with our best eye we frame what nature presents us
smiling back at us over it’s shoulder
as it flies to where we cannot go . . .

[More]

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If you like this poem, consider reading a few of my new poems on my blog and checking out my book Span (Rhizome Publishing 2011, 2012) which can be purchased as an eBook and read on most devices or as a beautiful paperback to be held in your hands and taken with you on your day.  The cover art by Mathias Valdez of Last Leaf Printing takes the book as object” concept to a lovely level.  Span also makes a great, inexpensive gift for the book or nature lover on your list.

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To buy Span now with Paypal, Click on image below.

     
Span | A Collection of Poems by David A. Martin
Paperback, 144 pages.
$9.95 + tax and shipping.
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Poem of the Week contemplates a deer skull


alas, poor deer

pale, curved beauty of the moon here, half buried until now, 
pitted and lined and neglected like old china plate, unearthed

living green algal creep in the clutches of cranial sutures

the meek inherit the porous structures 
vaticania stained by the catholic creep of microbes 

clutching deep like a river, branches and swells
penetrating and taking its timely place, 
filling in the blanks between the banks 
of ossified oxbows and switchbacks

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If you like this poem, consider reading a few of my new poems on my blog and checking out my book Span (Rhizome Publishing 2011, 2012) which can be purchased as an eBook and read on most devices or as a beautiful paperback to be held in your hands and taken with you on your day.  The cover art by Mathias Valdez of Last Leaf Printing takes the book as object” concept to a lovely level.  Span also makes a great, inexpensive gift for the book or nature lover on your list.

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To buy Span now with Paypal, Click on image below.

     
Span | A Collection of Poems by David A. Martin
Paperback, 144 pages.
$9.95 + tax and shipping.
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A Poem to Save a Forest


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Recently a call went out to poets to send their poem, nature, animal poems to the Han Shan Poetry Project which would hang them on trees in a forest threatened to be sold to developers.  Han Shan was an ancient Chinese poet who posted his poems on the trees and rocks of Cold Mountain where he roamed and which was his home.

Gary Snyder first introduced me to Han Shan through his translation of Cold Mountain Poems, containing poems of Han Shan’s which had been found and collected. Han Shan’s wild zen poems about nature of the wild and the nature of man were very  influential in my personal growth and in the evolution of my craft.  To read the haiku Owl Light I sent to this project click on the link below.

Read the poem on my blog An Illuminated Path of Heart by clicking here:  Owl Light

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If you like this poem, consider reading a few of my new poems on my blog and checking out my book Span (Rhizome Publishing 2011, 2012) which can be purchased as an eBook and read on most devices or as a beautiful paperback to be held in your hands and taken with you on your day.  The cover art by Mathias Valdez of Last Leaf Printing takes the book as object” concept to a lovely level.  Span also makes a great, inexpensive gift for the book or nature lover on your list.

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To buy Span now with Paypal, Click on image below.

     
Span | A Collection of Poems by David A. Martin
Paperback, 144 pages.
$9.95 + tax and shipping.
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New Poem fresh from the mountain . . .


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in search of snow

sunday, and choosing not to kneel down in the fabrications of man,
much preferring my sun-star seen through fir forests, and to walk grinning
on the surface of the lake’s icy reflection and listen to it muse to itself,
to pass through mountain meadows wheeling with a murder of crows, where

the winter solstice-bound sun was waving in the knee-high seed-heads,
beaver ponds frozen and pondered, mysteries of ice formations and rainbows
in the clouds,  . . . [More]

Read the entire poem on my blog

Photo: Copyright Amy Martin 2012

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If you like this poem, consider reading a few of my new poems on my blog and checking out my book Span (Rhizome Publishing 2011, 2012) which can be purchased as an eBook and read on most devices or as a beautiful paperback to be held in your hands and taken with you on your day.  The cover art by Mathias Valdez of Last Leaf Printing takes the book as object” concept to a lovely level.  Span also makes a great, inexpensive gift for the book or nature lover on your list.

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To buy Span now with Paypal, Click on image below.

     
Span | A Collection of Poems by David A. Martin
Paperback, 144 pages.
$9.95 + tax and shipping.
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