Ithaca
Poetry

Ithaca

                    Listen to Sean Connery read “Ithaca” As you set out for Ithaka hope your road is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them: you’ll never find things like that on your way as long as … Continue reading

A Perfect Mess
Poetry

A Perfect Mess

For David Freedman I read somewhere that if   pedestrians didn’t break traffic laws to cross Times Square whenever and by whatever means possible, the whole city would stop, it would stop. Cars would back up to Rhode Island, an epic gridlock not even a cat could thread through. It’s not law but the sprawl of … Continue reading

Reunion
Poetry

Reunion

Just as he changes himself, in the end eternity changes him. —Mallarmé On the phonograph, the voice of a woman already dead for three decades, singing of a man who could make her do anything. On the table, two fragile glasses of black wine, a bottle wrapped in its towel. It is that room, the … Continue reading

Chaos Theory
Poetry

Chaos Theory

1. The way through the forest is walked by shapeshifters and wolves who suffer from indigestion, having eaten too many grandmothers. You may find a coterie of little men occasional princes and some sleepy guy with the head of an ass. At any given moment the path may twitch and (you can only enter the … Continue reading