Sunday, December 21, 2014

Ice Moon Chronograph: 17



Ice Moon Chronograph: 17

Dusk-rain... night fog sweeps in...
you purple-curse, slosh the December
farmyard in leaky old Tony Lama boots.
Arthritic hands, microwave box-food,
postage-due mailbox-Jesus leaflets.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

GROUND AND SKY: A Red Shuttleworth One-Poem Chapbook





Ground and Sky

a one-poem chapbook

Red Shuttleworth


To come up with Ground and Sky, Red Shuttleworth revisited and revised a 2011 poem, Do Your Days Measure Up?

Ground and Sky is published as a limited edition Bunchgrass Press chapbook.


Red Shuttleworth

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ice Moon Chronograph: 16



Ice Moon Chronograph: 16

An opera of geese V-fly west.
An hour later they wing back with rain.
No wheelbarrow, two women shovel
river stones into a plastic bucket.
So many days the sky is unfamiliar.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SOME OTHER DECEMBER: HONKY TONK HOMAGE TO BASHO





Some Other December:
Honky Tonk Homage
To Basho

a suite of five short poems

Red Shuttleworth



Some Other December: Honky Tonk Homage To Basho presents, in a Bunchgrass Press chapbook, a suite of five short poems by Red Shuttleworth... posted on this blog in the 2011 (as Low Rent Flash). 


Red Shuttleworth
(Central Interior of British Columbia,
Canada, September/October 1974)



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ice Moon Chronograph: 15



Ice Moon Chronograph: 15

Blacktop exile... an abandoned road,
fog, a mile of weedy pavement, sagebrush,
dawn-howl of coyotes, gloss of fresh ice:
you tell the Wolfhound, Sit for your likeness.
She is the grand marshal of your parade.

Speaking of 1964

Speaking of 1964
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)


Speaking of 1964

The sadness of worldly goods: locust thorn
bogus-Irish walking sticks... stamp collections.
Salvation-nymphs jogging topless at Ocean Beach:
Parmesan cheese heaped on yesterday-spaghetti,
soapy-gracious showers, drug store Norman Mailer
punch-outs lost to face-cut guys now gone to Pugilistica.
The stiff guy in your old too-small-to-wear jacket
drops a sack of mold-spoil potatoes, remembers gravy.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Ice Moon Chronograph: 14



Ice Moon Chronograph: 14

Slight east wind... eighty evergreens,
fool-planted on coyote shrub steppe
are soft-singing... a December cantata.
Evening carries a gold-fringe blue sky...
another dead dog lonesome-anniversary.