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colloquy
commissioned for private collectors. Portland, OR.
 
we found ourselves in league (good things ahead)
commissioned for Raining Rose, Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA.
 


new work

i adore you. i adore you.   everything is a love letter
 
(us 2 us 3) we set out
to heal the world + we did
  go ahead (see me)
in your dream
 
untitled traveling interval 141   untitled traveling interval 142
 
we found ourselves in league
(good things ahead)
  we gather, luminous
 
untitled traveling interval 557   her boy smile, all of it true
 
elevations 003-08   it was when she heard
the hummingbird
 
untitled traveling interval 791   untitled traveling interval 792
 
precursory bearing on the full 7   enter me gladly (a lover's poem as six of one) 1-6
 
she whispered again,
3 and 20 love letters
  it's like being yours truly
 
elevations 003-05   elevations 003-04
 
elevations 003-01   elevations 003-02
 
elevations 003-03   because there is you,
and time is plenty + enough
 
untitled traveling interval 756   and you (addendum)
 
and: also you (addendum 2)   yes you yes (you yes you)
 
18 to the 5
to the come what may
  10 map 5, then over to 11
 
there is convexity in her claim   we found it
indefinitely contiguous
 
just being with you
is enough (untitled ascendant)
  untitled river poem
(high tide love and rambling)
 
the significance of saying yes - I   the significance of saying yes - II
 
colloquy   i've always been with you,
and now i am here
2011
she held to account
a storied record of events I
  she held to account
a storied record of events II
 
elevations 002-11   elevations 002-12
 
elevations 002-06   counting back from 100,
he finally remembered
everything
 
elevations 002-07   elevations 002-09
 
...come Spring.   it's something that grows well
in open spaces
 
elevations 002-05   in her recurring dream,
even the flowers are flying
 
elevations 002-03   elevations 002-04
 
elevations 002-01   elevations 002-02
2010
elevations 001-16   elevations 001-15
 
elevations 001-14   elevations 001-13
 
elevations 001-12   elevations 001-11
 
elevations 001-10   elevations 001-09
 
wanting is as wanting does   going going (going) going
 
believe me, it makes for
a wonderful diversion
  she maybe has the sequence off somewhat, but all the pieces
you need are there
 
elevations 001-08   elevations 001-07
 
elevations 001-06   elevations 001-05
 
elevations 001-04   elevations 001-03
 
elevations 001-02   elevations 001-01
 
twelve spare moments
(yield twelve more)
  it's patterned after some
emerging gladness
 
(she said yes)
didn't think twice
  he counted memories
instead of sheep
 
untitled green (he dreamed
of strawberry figs)
  after which there was
a cascade of open questions
 
he dreamed of his family,
he dreamed of the sea
  life well may be long,
and passing yonder still
 
counting back from 100,
he finally remembered everything
  it's like dreaming
in the Key of G
 
okay, so there was also
this other part
  straight on 'til morning
 
just dig where the promise is buried   it's a word like trees + wonder
 
she'll be coming 'round the mountain   it comes into play
more often than you'd think
 
once glad twice elated   she's easy to write home about
2009
it means everything
to come back blue
  in any case, she had a soft landing
 
the sky is rising,
the sky is rising
  it was a tall order, yes,
but she had her compass
 
suffer no fools, gladly   i assure you, we hold fast
to the mercy
 
the sixth letter came
after the first five
  (it's true mostly)
upon some reflection
 
lovely weather come sunday   seed 1-6
 
they live like laugh + logic 1-2   it matters in that
everyone matters 1-3
 
contranym I-II   she left her red shoes on the porch
for hope to find 1-3
 
she flies finally free   she counted out
the letters up to five
 
(safety in spirits) no one
knows how exactly
  oh why, why not
 
she finds her way as she goes along (light sight unseen)   the sky kept its promise
(and the blooms came 'round
again) 1:1, 1:2, 1:3
 
there's something good
in the water, too 1:A
  there's something good
in the water, too 1:B, 1:C, 1:D
2008
it's a generous persistence
(her kissing mouth)
  there's more where that came from
 
see clear to the other side   it's no travesty to try your luck
 
untitled horizon, early evening   we cultivate cause
 
she danced the shimmy
and the shake
  there is a beneficent leaning
 
no way out but thru   she sang that sweet same
song she always sang
 
paying june to rob january   blanket rumors spun gold
 
ochre II   it's always half full somewhere
 
count up to ten and back again   from suit to memory
(largely affable)
 
it's a place like jump + prospect   untitled story no. 47
 
circus six seven   we can get there from anywhere
 
untitled blue (her night sky's desire)   free dreams, no waiting
 
she loves being loved   we planted the plum tree
out back
 
there is always three (+more)   her songs came out in rhyme
2006 -- 2007
we listened, and
the wind picked up
  (i promise) she made it through
 
they knew what to make of it
this time
  there was also singing,
believe me
 
even with the map, they
wandered
  there is always yes
 
the illogic of division   when she counts herself in
 
landscape portland, c-5   this is where
some of it happened
 
it was like this, as it happened   if it then comes to this
 
red V   it could still be coming
 
rather than breaking, we hoped   even though this also mattered
 
they passed hand to hand   if it is mysterious
and there is no hesitation
 
it held (then opened)   they were not obscured
 
we fell in to it   two and then three
 
howl   the sky knows (its pleasure)
2003 -- 2005
queerly peared 2   mapping his cherries
 
red IV   queerly peared 1
 
3 downstream   ladder for magpie
 
river 33   river 41
 
green seven yellow five   orange red yellow
 
two green   river 9
 
orange pink two   green five
 
blue nine   orange thirteen or twelve
 
blue 1   red III
 
ochre I   green purple
 
red three and three and two   five fares four
 
circus pink orbit   collected blue and blue
 
collected green and yellow   purple count seven
2001 -- 2002
yellow two   yellow four three suns
 
white two   red three
 
red II   pink two blue three
 
orange three   orange sky
 
franky comes running   collected red three
 
between the boyfriends   a boy and her dogs
 
tattoo 5   tattoo 7
 
knee pain   grace calls god loudest
 
green twelve times twelve   blue green four
 
blue two   red I