Tag Archives: thailand

Paint won’t stick in the rain / Towns and Trains

Repainting a sign to Lamphum
Scraping first, flakes land on bricks
Paint won’t stick in the rain

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

I know the city but not the name / Towns and Trains

Tom Waits warbles low
This train isn’t downtown bound
I know the city but not the name

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Spangled golden robes / Towns and Trains

This train was made in Japan
In the middle of last century
Last night’s was Chinese livery
Rolling past Siam’s majesty

This photo is omnipresent
Framed with bunting black and white
3 inches higher than the crown prince
His life largely a untold

Childhood snapshots
Like a young Kennedy
3 wives in Germany
Spangled golden robes
Draping enough to hide

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Scrapjournal: Vegas > Thai > India / ephemera + musings + logs, 2016

Scrapbook: Vegas > Thai > India, 2016 (hyaku yen, London bridge)
Scrapbook: Vegas > Thai > India, 2016 (hyaku yen, London bridge)

When the “wheels fell off” and i hit the methaporical and literal wall wth my illness, i attempted to disappear to heal myself. This journey started in Vegas and SLC and Logan (Utah) where i saw my Mom for the last time. Then by various transport schemes which frankly i don’t recall (though there was a stop in Pacific, CA in there), i ended up in Thailand for a barrage of medical test and treatments and then to India where i lived in-patient in an Ayurveda clinic for several weeks, venturing out rarely. The journey continued in India to Auroville and was from then on thwarted by unexpected tragic circumstance.

This notebook was a from brother Bob from a Japanese 100 yen shop. The paper is thin but robust and the journal comes with a string to hold it all together which pleases me as i can bundle the whole assortments of oddments up. By oddments i mean stickers, cards, clippings, tickets, appointment cards, scribblings of poetry, musings, annotations, signatures from strangers, paper scraps of all sort.

Scrapbook: Vegas > Thai > India, 2016 (back cover)
Scrapbook: Vegas > Thai > India, 2016 (back cover)

Splendid green abundance / Towns and Trains

Observed:
hemp, cultivated and railside,
in splendid green adundance

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Document in my diary… / Towns and Trains

I document in my diary
But i often miss a day or two
I‘ll fill in the blanks eventually
The same i do with you

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Remain without leave… / Towns and Trains

Passports validated
To remain without leave
Stamped with inky splots

Alarmed at first but the Army guys just ask for a photo
The stations slow for security guards and a man with boxes
Tickets checked, no one next to me.

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Station cashews… / Towns and Trains

Station cashews, dried mangoes
Can of ginger beer
Cork covered sardine can
With expired film
Three boiled eggs to sustain to here
Saint Christopher replied with a Volkswagen key

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Broken Prince… / Towns and Trains

Three hours bath soak
A Broken Prince in a King’s bed
Pain drifts to nowhere

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Cover (Telegraphs) / Towns and Trains

Cover (Telegrams) / Towns and Trains
Cover (Telegrams) / Towns and Trains
Flyleaf / Towns and Trains
Flyleaf / Towns and Trains

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018