Poetry

If I should die

If I should die

If I should die before I wake, The laundry pile overflowing My unmentionablesWill surely be mentionedBy those who find me lying hereSleeping naked With a sheet and books stackedWaiting to be readAnd the curtains openSo that if I had arisenInstead of diedSomeone surely would have seen meIn the daylightAnd those who find me deadWould say it was a…

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The Orion Questionnaire

The Orion Questionnaire

This list of questions is asked of writers and thinkers. I think it's a great list. Learn more about Orion here:

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Genesis 1-11

1: Lots of repetition of terms. Each thing... God wants it to be this. It is this. It is good. God wants this. It is this. It is good. God gives man every plant... then in Chapter 2, He reneg's on the gift of "all" to be "all but one" 1:28, 8:17, 9:1, 9:7 -…

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Eccentricity

“In Taos, a certain amount of eccentricity is required for conformity,” - Tony Hillerman

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On the Nature of Contemplation  in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov” 

On the Nature of Contemplation  in Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov” 

Stafford Wood The Brothers Karamazov Preceptorial Paper Spring 2024  It is nearly impossible to think about Dostoevsky's novel, “The Brothers Karamazov.” In order to think about a novel successfully and properly, one must hold enough details in one's mind to reflect on the characters, the plot, the dialogue, the setting, the conflicts and the themes of the work.…

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Not Me

When it comes to you… I am Not me. I’m not confident  in control Independent  And free. I dont seek what I want I don’t dream a big dream. When it comes to you… I am Not me. I’m not rational Or certain With logic And drive. I don’t go for the goal. I don’t…

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I knew I was an artist when…

I knew I was an artist when…

I knew I was an artist when some guests were looking at one of my pieces at the Austin Studio Tour and they absolutely hated it. Thought it was blasphemy. Couldn't believe that someone would destroy an album. The flag, the Bible, a crucifix... very little is sacred anymore. But vinyl is, My favorite moment…

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Pioneer Houses

Pioneer Houses

In 1987, my grandmother measured, engineered, illustrated and created these art projects for the

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divine

The tone of your voicesaying fuckErupts The breath in my breathAnd I’m wet AliveAgainAnd again(All the whileWithout sin)As you read and you whisper I’m withinMy own mind.Hear your voiceAnd I want to come Inside, you’re mine,Somehow I FindYour bed, your pain, insaneAnd to comeHome againWant to comeAnd believe It’s not all in my mindWant to comeWhen I findThe erotic,Divine.

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Quotes from Sally Wood

"Communication has never been my strong forte" "I’ve been alive for 74 years and sometimes I feel like I have lots of wisdom to impart and sometimes I feel like I don’t know anything. "mama you’re 73"

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