still life with irony

July 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Posted in poetry, writing | 9 Comments
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not flowers who live and bloom in splendid
florid overt context
nor feathers shed which drift
snake skin, cocoons, containers,
fruit’s obvious temptations

irony since even the word
stasis moves but the breeze
is less than momentuhmmm
as the thought drifts verbless
hello response complete with
echolalia la laughter

left drawing a bead
on pre-stretched canvas
Louise while waiting



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  1. 🙂 x

  2. “momentuhmmm”

    Flex those Squires muscles. 🙂

    Been away too long – glad to see you’ve still got it!!!

  3. the title sez it all…. tho i can’t help wondering using oils or watercolors on the palette and brush… and the killer line ..” the thought drifts verbless involuntary..” carries one thru…

  4. OK, OK, I’m hypnotized.

  5. the drive to war and fame underlying imageries of peace? or the striving to confer meaning upon, essentially, moments?

  6. ingenious and artful brilliance

  7. Everything keeps moving – this is why I could never be an artist doing portraits.
    ‘irony since even the word
    stasis moves’ – it does, doesn’t it – Ha! Love it.

  8. “not flowers who live and bloom in splendid
    florid overt context”

    You are the best poet of “nots” — I can see these flowers! (that are not …)

    So many things rush into the empty space of not things, especially when you, Paul, are the words-master.

  9. So much inner life working into thought.

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