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Point A to point B


Published in Tinywords: Haiku and Other Small Poems (https://tinywords.com/2021/11/06/36227/), 11/6/21.

NaHaiWriMo 2021: week 2

tropical harbor
the rattle and splash
of the anchor chain

[2/6 prompt = The Chain]


two narwhals
crossing swords!
pepperoni dreams

[2/7 prompt = Tusk]


Tangiers . . .
strolling the maze
of the Medina

[2/8 prompt = Tangerine]


four sticks,
their fuses flaring
— “fire in the hole!”

[2/9 prompt = Four Sticks]


56 feet
and rising . . .
Mississippi 1927

[2/10 prompt = When the Levee Breaks]


the clank of tanks
and billows of smoke and flame!
arms in the air
they stumble and stagger
from their bunkers

[2/11 prompt = Dazed and Confused]


hemmed in
they share out
their last bullets . . .
the sun creeps higher
while death creeps closer

[2/12 prompt = No Quarter]


Prompts, posts, and participant submissions: https://www.facebook.com/NaHaiWriMo/

More on NaHaiWriMo and writing haiku: http://www.nahaiwrimo.com

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Zigzagging

This half-minute video poem is another in a series of cool collaborations between me and choreographer / dancer Charly Santagado of Mignolo Arts.

Once again, Charly’s interpretation of one of my micropoems employs her Movenglish® dance-language to show meaning in a way that lets viewers actually “read” the dance. We hope you enjoy it! :- )

zigzagging / through the street market / stall to stall . . . / the feel of your hand / in mine

CLICK THIS LINK to play “Zigzagging”.


Charly Santagado, co-founder and Artistic Director of ~mignolo dance~, is a dancer, choreographer, and creator of the dance-language Movenglish. She lives in Metuchen, New Jersey, U.S.A., and can be found online at https://www.instagram.com/charlymoves/.

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Almost dawn

This half-minute video poem pushes poetry into the realm of dance, with choreographer / dancer Charly Santagado of Mignolo Arts!  :- D

Using her dance-language Movenglish, Charly interpreted my micropoem “Almost Dawn” and then filtered the footage into a grayscale animation.

The music we used is an interpretation too. I fed my poem into a language-to-music program and incorporated the resulting melody, which I fleshed out with bass and percussion loops.

We hope you enjoy it!

almost dawn . . . / night packs its bags / catches a cab / and heads for the station / as day comes in the door

CLICK THIS LINK to play “Almost Dawn”.


Charly Santagado, co-founder and Artistic Director of ~mignolo dance~, is a dancer, choreographer, and creator of the dance-language Movenglish. She lives in Metuchen, New Jersey, U.S.A., and can be found online at https://www.instagram.com/charlymoves/.

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One last blossom

A video poem can’t fix the world, but maybe it can give us a moment’s respite from our concerns and refresh our spirits a little.

This collaboration between yoga powerhouse Kathy Uyen Nguyen and me is called “One Last Blossom”. We hope you enjoy it! :- )

CLICK THIS LINK to play “One Last Blossom”.

"One Blossom Left", a video poem collaboration.


Kathy Uyen Nguyen is a certified/licensed athletic trainer and a certified/registered yoga teacher. She lives in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., and can be found online at https://www.instagram.com/kathyunguyen/.

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Croaking crow

croaking crow:

you scold me as if

I were to blame,

as if I were the cause

of your hidden sorrow


Published in Cold Moon Journal, 10/15/20.

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Delft at mid-day

View on Delft, 17th century, Johannes Vermeer

View on Delft, 17th century, Johannes Vermeer.

 

red roofs on the left

blue roofs on the right . . .

Delft at mid-day

when time itself stood still

and posed for Vermeer

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Zigzagging

zigzagging

through the street market

stall to stall . . .

the feel of your hand

in mine


Published in the inaugural issue of Toho Journal (theme: unity), May 2019.

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Five poems

last in line
his son touches
the casket

our failing cat . . .
I pet him with both hands
as time grows short

frozen footprints
in dying light . . .
with his fingertips
the tracker traces
the contours

you had me
in the palm of your hand
and didn’t notice . . .
collateral damage
of adolescence

from below the horizon
the sun touches
her high-flying jet . . .
my eyes
touch it too


Published in the University of Chicago’s Memoryhouse Magazine, issue 21, 3/2019. Theme: touch.

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Miniature Film Festival, 2018

My 28-second video tanka “First Crush” was chosen as an official selection at the 4th-annual Miniature Film Festival, in Vancouver!  :- D

The filmfest is presenting microshorts on the theme of love at a venue that seats . . . about 25 people. LOL! It’s a tiny festival with a whole lot of heart.  <3

This is the first film festival I’ve ever submitted a video to, and I’m delighted in a rather LARGE way to be a part of it.  ;- )

Laurels: Official Selection

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