joannagilmanhyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Month: April, 2016

MY 55th BIRTHDAY*

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:54am

A funny thing happened

this morning when I woke

at dawn:

I thought I was in Hunter’s Bed

& thought immediately of moving

into Eliza’s

when I realized I was

already there

*My Blog is Four Years Old

MY PATH

The Tomato-coloured Couch 2:00pm

Today I watched

a Universe drift through

My House — It started —

if I can use that phrase —

under a table in The Living Room

which displays The Heads of Hunter & Rudy*

and when I opened the front door

to let a cat in

(She changed Her Mind)

The Universe swept Its Self through

My Dining Room

and into The Kitchen

to roll to a stop

helices intact

string theories in place

at My Grandmother’s wrought iron chair

where I sit

to look out

 

*Rudy died on Tuesday, April 26th.  He never got to see the sculpture.

 

NOW EYE HAVE THE SAME

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 10:05am

At Jordan Bay

My Grandmother

always watched The Ocean

dazzling —

She would tell Me

about The Diamonds

and Stars

and She would

allow Me to

relish Them and to

revel in Them

UNVACUUMED

The Hawk Living Room 7:04am

The Shaft of Sunlight

on My Living Room Floor

illuminates the elements

of space —

I see an asteroid

and the dust of the stars

cat hairs and whiskers

take the place

of eternal galactic

gatherings

PAINTING FINISHED

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 9:34pm

M(EYE) BODY STAR

is a diamond

M(EYE) BIRTH STONE

with one line of radiating silver

out from each of four points

M(EYE) BODY STAR

is hard and dark

ten and a half feet high

not yet signed

while specks of glitter

silver and black

follow Me around

M(EYE) HOUSE

PAINTING PROCESS

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:05pm

I have M(EYE) BODY

figured out —

after a blood red flood

(it was blood after-all)

I have the beginning of a star

in the center

& black drips adding action

along three of four sides

The Format is vertical

eleven feet high

The Star will be configured

according to

M(EYE) MIND

ONE LAST LUNCH

The Hawk Dining Room 1:14pm

Today I finished off

My Stew

like any good woman would —

It had no meat left

but I didn’t care —

I ate The Thick Broth

lovingly

and savoured The Turnips —

a vegetable about which

I have mixed feelings

STARTING M(EYE) BODY

The Hawk Kitchen Sink 5:02pm

Into a cauldron

of an old half gallon

of “Deliciously Hot 2E1-8  F122”

I stirred all the reds

& purples I had from years ago

diluted with several sour cream containers

of water:

old tubes of Dioxine Purple

Permanent Alizarian Crimson

Cadmium Red Hue

Permanent Magenta

Permanent Rose —

I was going for Blood

but what I got

is Female Genitalia

ALIENS KEEP BACK

The Hawk Basement 10:34am

Last Night I had to roll

up My Aquatic Foliage

as I had signed it off

unsuitably for My Husband’s

viewer-ship

& so It lies

on My Basement Floor

ready to be saturated

with RAID

SLEEPING WELL

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 7:49pm

The Cry of The Gull

tells Me where I am

where I want to be

beside The Ocean

in a house I love

with cats I love

and A Husband

I am grateful for

in The Morning