Her Old Poems
when they were new were obsessed with recognition
of the mirror self transported into a cunningly arranged immediacy
Now it's date and run….shallow news in depth
twisting data as the wind shakes attention into anonymity
or following fog into an abysmally depthless direction
Take your choice if you can figure it out…
A lot of questions will be answered
in a so called 'future' if you can remember the question
or recognize the answer
using a domestic ear to un-code all communication
Perhaps using arctic ice as archival information
for the history of water.
March 25. 2014 Tuesday
Light drizzle 11:30am
WHEREVER YOU WALK THERE'S A PATH
When words let go of you
who are you anyway?
Every time you go away
a way opens up
Where words are your path
ARE your path.
July 14, 2014
Joanne Kyger is the author of more than 30 chapbooks and books of poetry. Her more recent books are AS EVER:SELECTED POEMS published by Penguin Books, ON TIME 2015 published by City Lights Books, and most recently a reprinting of THE JAPAN AND INDIA JOURNALS 1960-64, published by Nightboat Books 2015. She lives on on the coast north of San Francisco.