Beyond the Pale
Tom,a moment after your "Late," this early view of things today -- "nothing disclosed except / shade" . . . .4.26first grey light in sky above blacknessof ridge, silver of planet above branchin foreground, wave sounding in channel nothing is disclosed except shade, figure appears raised, every point focused, reference to depictedsilver of sunlight reflected in channel,cormorants flapping across toward point
So compressed, yet vast, coherent and absolute as a thought and image (with the photos and without the photos). I love "Detained/Returning" and "In the anterior life".“Late” is a perfect title. It completes (and begins) the poem and reminds how important titles are.
Steve,Fortuitous matutinal segue,nothing is disclosed exceptshade,indeed. Curtis,And thank you for being there at the beginning of this. You will have recognized it as part of our conversation.(What was it the poet said, The collective unconscious is so very lovely, who can say no to it later?)
You're welcome and that's a lovely adaptation of the poet's words. Today I’m working in the corner of the collective unconscious where cats, birds and humans converse and old friends (particularly long-time spouses) have lengthy, wordless conversations.
Curtis, Lately I've been thinking corners are the best places for working, and perhaps, for that matter, for everything else.
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