Barbara Guest Poems
|4.||A Way of Being||3/31/2016|
|6.||Dissonance Royal Traveller||3/31/2016|
|7.||Eating Chocolate Ice Cream: Reading Mayakovsky||3/31/2016|
|14.||Santa Fe Trail||3/31/2016|
|15.||The Blue Stairs||3/31/2016|
|16.||The Screen of Distance||3/31/2016|
|22.||Sound and Structure||9/24/2016|
|28.||Wild Gardens Overlooked by Night Lights||9/24/2016|
|29.||An Emphasis Falls On Reality||9/24/2016|
Sleep is 20
insignificant flamenco dancer
important as you watched
the mountain ridge
the dry hills
What an idiotic number!
Sleep is twenty
it certainly isn't twenty sheep
there weren't that many in the herd
under the cold crest of Sierra Nevada
It's more like 20 Madison Ave. buses
while I go droning away at my dream life
Each episode is important
that's what it is! Sequences —
I've got going a twenty-act drama
the theatre of ...
The form of the poem subsided, it enters another poem.
A witness was found for the markings inscribed upside-down.
It might have been a celebration, so strong the presence
of the poem. The sky sinks slowly inside the past.