Sunday, March 15, 2009

Overheard in Bruce Lee Movie

And I heard him answer
the wise old white bearded
Chinese teacher
(whose voice was overdubbed
with scary Western intonation)
when he asked the young warrior
big spirit question.

And I heard him say
"There is no opponent."
And he said a lot of
other things, too,
before he flew off
to battle a whole slew
of people.

I dig those scenes
where the collision
of yin and yang
knocks my brain out,
and another

Saturday, March 07, 2009

For Valtin

Because I came to post
after a while of nonposting
poems, that is
and saw
your question

good question!

shall I be a bard?
something heavy
for heavy times
ha ha
not likely

nor even a troubador
come from troubled plague-ridden lands
to sing their lives to kings
who for some reason
wanted to hear them.

poems for now when
ecstacy and despair do
braided dances
shall I join in
the sarabande?

You, mad warrior
who defends the sacred psyche
in bold words of rue and rage
in puissant tears
and stony silences
amid the rubble.

Fires are lit in the spring
on strange and lonely