Tag Archives: yoko ono

Watchword

Grief lies here like an insomniac pining for sleep. Like scissors running dull to the touch of fate. We paper over grief its ruins and brittle slates with hordes of torn pages. Forget me nots band aids christ sporting a … Continue reading

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Wishlist

And when the rain comes, so many dreams remembered to wonder, cradled.   (Wish Piece III by Yoko Ono)

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The Ballad of Yoko

The hate mail and small-hearted slander did not stop her voice from cueing up soft in the center stones to sing and cheer on the slowest runners en route to heaven.

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Grayscale

For millennia, a cross that stones bear nobly– mute throughout the din.   (Installation by Yoko Ono)

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Orchid

Reverence, trust, the distance of islands pinned to space; every disquieting cut moving her closer and closer to the irremediable candor of grace.   (Image: Yoko Ono)

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Stones

A poem inspired by Yoko Ono’s “Cleaning Piece.” At the carnival I was most intrigued by the stone-swallower. A waifish bronze-skinned lady with dark hair, plaited, and slender fingers. I was rapt, watching the way she carefully arranged the stones … Continue reading

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Yoko Ono

Woman, vimming grace, there is no need to explain– Your fire, your fate.

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Wish

Floating syllables, woolen sheafs of memory– Heaven’s lent ear, toned.

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Altar

At the blank altar, a woman swallowed hard truths– no stone left unturned.

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Gathering

Fantail of spraylight, touching upon gray matter– stones gather to pray.

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