Tom Clark

(1941 / Near West Side of Chicago / United States)

Tom Clark Poems

1. Baseball and Classicism 6/24/2015
2. 40 Days 4/26/2017
3. Blown Away 4/26/2017
4. The Domestic Life of Ghosts 4/26/2017
5. Eternity 4/26/2017
6. "Himself let him unknown contain" 4/26/2017
7. Human Life 4/26/2017
8. Radio 4/26/2017
9. Realism 4/26/2017
10. Sounding Chinese at Inspiration Point 4/26/2017
11. Statue 4/26/2017
12. Terminator Too 4/26/2017
13. Then and Now 4/26/2017
14. Hazard Response 4/26/2017
15. 40 Days 2/9/2018
16. Baseball and Classicism 2/9/2018
17. Blown Away 2/9/2018
18. The Domestic Life of Ghosts 2/9/2018
19. Eternity 2/9/2018
20. "Himself let him unknown contain" 2/9/2018
21. Human Life 2/9/2018
22. Radio 2/9/2018
23. Realism 2/9/2018
24. Then and Now 2/9/2018
25. Terminator Too 2/9/2018
26. Statue 2/9/2018
27. Sounding Chinese at Inspiration Point 2/9/2018
28. A Lesson in Geography 2/9/2018
29. Fleeting Promises 2/9/2018
30. Oct. 28 2/9/2018
31. A Lesson in Geography 2/10/2018
32. Fleeting Promises 2/10/2018
33. Oct. 28 2/10/2018
34. Hazard Response 2/10/2018
35. Hazard Response 2/10/2018
36. 'flowering gorse bush' 2/10/2018
37. 'in the half-light of dusk' 2/10/2018
38. Riasg Buidhe 2/10/2018
39. coire fhionn lochan 2/10/2018
40. when the light shifts 2/10/2018

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Final Farewell

Great moment in Blade Runner where Roy
Batty is expiring, and talks
about how everything
he's seen will die with him —
ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion,
sea-beams glittering before
the Tannhauser Gates.

Memory is like molten gold
burning its way through the skin
it stops there.
There is no transfer.
Nothing I have seen
will be remembered
beyond me.
That merciful cleaning
of the windows of creation
will be an excellent thing
my interests notwithstanding.

But then again I've never been
near Orion, or the ...

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Blown Away

ephemeral as tinkerbell
unmoored yet not unmoved
tossed cloudward, flipped

sans volition

into the flow

going but not wanting to go
without the other flotsam

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