Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Usual Greetings and Salutations





jars of octopus
small dreams
giving my 110%


November 2, 2006
a butterfly slams into a tent peg
I feel about average


this cup of coffee
has too many of me
a thousand blinking wings




"New Year's Day-- / everything is in blossom! / I feel about average." (Issa, trans. Hass)
"The jars of octopus-- / brief dreams / under the summer moon" (Basho, trans. Hass)

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