Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson
Denis Johnson 1949-2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy 15th Birthday, Micah!

Elemental Phoenix

Ruler of the Scranamals

Look in the sky
it is a rare sighting of the
Elemental Phoenix

He flies around the sky with
magic wings
He searches around a forest
with his powers

He loves to play with squirrels

At the end of the day
he takes a nap or two
and does it all over again

Micah Bernard
(Age 10)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Here's to the celebration of the olfactory and the circular nature of memory and desire ~


Oracle of flame
How many lives
Echo within
The coiled histories
of
One
Rose

~ ~

At the lip of amber
Wet ink
Pools within the
Circular architecture
Of memory
Becoming
Aqueous

~ ~

Oval-Eye
Rosette of protection
House
The private
And resinous
Library of the soul

~ ~

After years
At sea
Arriving
On land
Touch me…

Almost

~ ~

To look back
One last time
Desire and memory
Ask us
To trust
Without knowing


~ ~

Quivering 
Leaf to leaf
Gather the
"Immeasurable endurance"
Of
Desire


Elizabeth Salper


This poetic concoction was inspired by a La Curie perfume
Artisan perfume Tucson, Arizona

"Immeasurable endurance" from the poem The Roses XXVI

by Rainer Maria Rilke