The Cold Tap Sings

the p-word

Tag: Poetry

I MUST BE THE FIRST

The best poem set to music since Having a Coke with You. Out now on Whities.

EN PLEIN AIR

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En Plein Air

I scroll thru
Hockney’s
Yosemite Suite
painted on
his iPad
en plein air
exactly where
I wanna be
among purplish
redwood forests
within earshot
of Ribbon Fall
I travel online

 

Image: ‘Untitled No. 4’ from The Yosemite Suite by David Hockney

THIS HIGH ROPE OF WATER

In this high rope of water
twisting from times long gone
down the famous falls
I have bound my vows
for ages still to come

Zōki, ‘Ionushi’s Pilgrimage to Kumano’ tr. Meredith McKinney, in Travels with a Writing Brush.

MY LIFE

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One of the most bewitching books I’ve read this year.

No puppy or dog will ever be capable of this, and surely no parrot. No one can ask another a rhetorical question. We can only read stray rocks and first we must learn their names.

ANOYO

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I’ve been enjoying this album whose song titles form a poem.