Saturday, August 19, 2006

OLD SAWS, NEW

OLD SAWS, NEW
(for N.H.B. Sahoo)

cuts. Who goes
on 4 legs in the morning, 2
at noon and
3 at night? Man, we know, but who
in the morning walks on 4, then runs at noon
on 2 and in the evening walks again on
5?
Me, that's who,
your grandma and my 3-legged cane
and with it I sometimes sit
on 5 legs too. Some call
the world's 5 legs dirt
breath, fire, water, and metal but I say
they are dirt, breath, fire, water, and
thought.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

FOR MY BIRTHDAY SOME DAY

FOR MY BIRTHDAY SOME DAY
to N.H.B. Sahoo

please,
make me a book
of pictures of dragons,
pictures of all the dragons that you know.
I would like to see a picture of the dragon of sunrise,
and I would like to see a picture of the dragon defender of all frogs and toads
and I would like to see a picture of the dragon of mercy
and one of the dragon of no mercy, too,
and above all I need a picture of
The Dragon of Everything and if there is a Dragon of Nothing
I need that one,
and then to end the book I think there should be a picture
of a dragon of excellent birthday parties and
one of
sweet sleep. Especially yes, I want to see with my own eyes
a picture of the dragon of sweet
sleep.