Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Obama to Supreme Court, "You made a bad decision that's going to hurt this country. Corporations already have too much power. You just handed them more." Nancy Pelosi, "We will put a 5.6% tax surcharge on any income over one million and pay for more jobs." But the wealthy rage, that will be an declaration of war based on class! There has always been a class war in the US. It was unprovoked and undeclared and the poor were always the losers. Bush handed his rich buddies a free ride. That was 10 years ago. How long should one expect to ride on a free ticket?
Concerning the joy of victory in war the poet June Jordan wrote, "I suggest to you it's a hit, the same way that crack is, and it doesn't last long." I've heard that violence is addicting. My son Charles is a cage fighter and he gets high on exchanging blows with other men.
Mary O, "Poetry is prayer, it is passion and story and music, it is beauty, comfort, it is agitation, declaration, it is thanksgiving." Hickman, "Our hearts go out to those who are young and sustain a major grief too soon, before they have had carefree years to treasure."
Today I was listening to the cd "At Blackwater Pond: Mary Oliver Reads Mary Oliver". She began speaking "Wild Geese". It struck me that these are the words that I'd read long ago. In this poem I discovered MaryO and she discovered me. If you have the book "Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems Volume One", turn to the "Wild Geese" on page 110, and you will find me there.

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