A Measure of Splendor

Detail of a sumi brushstroke, ink on rice paper Twigs (excerpt) Neither music, fame, nor wealth, not even poetry itself, could provide consolation for life’s brevity, or the fact that King Lear is a mere eighty pages long and comes to an end… And so it has taken me all of sixty years to understand […]

Star Birthing

(Painting detail with a cosmic flair) Star Birth of the Word ULASSA Just now, May 23, 2013, I have in my conceit created a brand new word, Ulassa, at 8:05 AM: as I write, Ulassa is an infant star that burns white hot hydrogen and Joins—who knows—988,000 English words or more, As a new birthed […]