A Woodburners We Recommend Publication 2005 series

 

 

                 Polyphony.
None (no one) struggles.
At rest.

         ~ Theodore Enslin

praying
mantis

faces
sunset

many
sparrows
know

my
secret
street

sparrows
sparrows
sparrows

old man
also

fall
trees
turn

house
stays

feed
pine trees

pot
basil
&

rose
mary
&

later
hang

storm
windows

alone
a shame

to light
furnace

my
hotplate

my
wooden
spoon

& my
2 quart
saucepan

dreaming
one street over they speak vietnamese
 bundles of mail at an unopened door

washing
out

flower
pots

on a
fall day

wash skillet
turn compost
feed cornbread
to sparrows

in dress pants
& cardigan

carrying
my shovel

my house

full of trees

my tree house

Long the proprietor of tel-let, John Martone is the author of many books spanning the last 30 years of poetry -

from Ocean Vows, to a sheaf of Longhouse books, to the smallest gems from the poet's own press

now gathered into Dogwood & Honeysuckle. His selected poems of Frank Samperi: Spiritual Necessity

was released in 2004 from Station Hill.


WOODBURNERS WE RECOMMEND PUBLICATION SERIES 2005

Now available ~

John Martone. tree house. Longhouse, 2005. First edition. Fold out accordion booklet. New. Limited edition. $7.50 (+ $2 s/h)

As an act of goodwill and for poetry - Longhouse is sending out each month complete publications - online - of one poet (or more) we have published in booklet, broadside or postcard form for everyone to share. It's a way of giving back to many of you who have sent to us poems, letters, purchases and the same goodwill over the years. The series will fly in under the banner of our Woodburners We Recommend. It should also be felt as a certain warmth in memory to all our close and dear poetry comrades passed along - each one becoming more of a loss. Each monthly booklet will also be available for purchase from Longhouse. Issued in a very limited keepsake edition of 50 copies. Starting in 2006 we will begin to reissue and present past issues from Longhouse of select poets. For those readers that travel back as far as 1972 when Longhouse began, you know poetry was released like bandits by the day, by the week, by the month, and always free. We have never taken on grants and meant poetry to be seen & heard & on poetry terms. From 2005, into the Infinite, and within the universal cyber cosmos, we would like to share multiple poets with you....and only ask that you share them further.

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