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Sketchbook 

Ed Baker, US
 

 

 

Haiku

 

full moon
ransacking
my memory

 

*

 

full moon
in her garden
eating time and space

 

*

 

to understand stone
girl
be stone girl

 

*

 

full moon
her silence
not a rejection

 

*

 

eye s
appointment
life see is
veritable

hien

draw is towards
minstrel's harmonious
advance

 

*

 

full moon
explains nothing
expects nothing

 

*

 

Wild Orchid
doesn't know her
ass-from-a-hole-in-the-ground

 

*

 

old bull-frog
year after year
in her Lily Pond

 

 

 

 

1

Clay Model

A man goes
into
a figure willingly

with an old tool
pull is along

long arms
legs
lips

hips
open

wide
pursed
w his

tongue
open a a rut
fault
through

long black sheen

fingers her

hair-fall
ing lang
uage works her torso

model morphed is minutiae

cannot get
eyes'

intent

*
>
of
her

lines
are
held
is

posture

a
pose
he
is
no
match

for

-doan-trang's

 

 

2

Long Run #$ 135

run is difficult
along the Sligo

Creek cut through

trees sun
reveal

s

her
long

legs
open

this

in credible
want

desire
is

 

 

3.
>
Face Turned To The South

-Trungpa's

today
the still slow war
has gotten beyond me

I imagine Yellow Flowers
growing on the wall

a girl the woman is
in a wet dress

I have not seen her wear before

;her
loose movements
in a wet dress
as
she goes up Vestry

-& Fay Chin's

 

 

4

3 a.m. March 17, 1998

on white
sheets
you came

while out side
rush was towards spring

rush to window to see

you slip
into comical positions

reflection in patterns
be yond cracked pane

storm glass in eyes
discovery of

long thin image

girl in yellow skates up
on one leg raising
in front of me I swear!

oi front of me on wheels

one
leg
up

more than body
demands

throw is op en wakes me...

in this
light
leap is
beyond
its
OH!!

 

 

5

The Trench

long
dry
wait

leans
shovel
against
her

fence
rail

is
relevant
mud-
luscious

who
said
what
to
whom

makes
sense
of
any

more
than
it s

doing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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