[Local events] Reminder: Philip Whalen celebration, Saturday 3/29

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Mar 27 21:00:52 PDT 2008


Reed College and Wesleyan University Press present

A reading and celebration for the publication of

The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen

Saturday, March 29th
7:30 PM

Reed College
Eliot Chapel
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.

Free and open to the public.
A reception will follow the event.

For more information call 503-777-7755 or e-mail cep at reed.edu

Participants will include Pancho Savery, Michael Rothenberg, David Abel, 
Terri Carrion, Hammond Guthrie, Rodney Koeneke, Moshe Lenske, Kaia Sand, 
Lindsay Hill, and Gay Walker.

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The mountain is THERE (between two lakes)
I brought back a piece of its rock
Heavy dark-honey color
With a seam of crystal, some of the quartz
Stained by its matrix
Practically indestructible
A shift from opacity to brilliance
(The Zenbos say, "Lightning-flash & flint-spark") Like the mountains where
it was made

What we see of the world is the mind's
Invention and the mind
Though stained by it, becoming
Rivers, sun, mule-dung, flies-
Can shift instantly
A dirty bird in a square time

Gone
Gone
REALLY gone
Into the cool
O MAMA!

Like they say, "Four times up,
Three times down." I'm still on the mountain.

  -- from Sourdough Mountain Lookout





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