Ode to the Cold (stolen from j.p. hart)

dear j,p.,

one of my students from last semester knows the artist who tags using the ‘hart’ font from my last post. These are examples of the current work of that artist. The tags on the bus stop signs are on the same block, one for each direction


such that


If you are driving/riding, the eyes catch yours as you travel up or down the avenue. 

This bus stop shelter tag is near downtown. 

The tag on the ‘road work’ sign was a little different; you need a reason to turn down that street. Lucky me.

I like how what appears to be a halo shape from earlier echoes in these...

Anyway,

I stole, blatantly and without regret
from a comment you made earlier.

I leave what’s left
here on your step.

Ode to the Cold (and to rita and cap’n will and to nana)

Returned rusty
Not the good ol’ days of sights
Sounds, far away

Pool cues, beers, the blues
Fake panels over most walls
Only white heads, some dead, most alive, hung in halls

More stars than Los Cruces heaven
Falling spreading flat light
On dust on ice
On lilacs with child

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Comment by koshersalaami on January 14, 2018 at 9:32pm

This is a bad joke

Makes it far worse is your

Collaboration

Comment by catch-22 on January 14, 2018 at 9:48pm

it’s a pretty good knock knock joke, imho.

apologies for the collaboration, wasn’t my intention to make anything worse. won’t repeat, te prometo. 

Comment by koshersalaami on January 14, 2018 at 10:03pm

Crap

a word left out

WHAT makes it far worse is your

supposed to be seven

Comment by Rodney Roe on January 15, 2018 at 7:05am

I guess the sound of a dove on a telephone wire would be a haiku?

Comment by catch-22 on January 15, 2018 at 7:47am

Pretty sure that’s right, Rodney Roe, digo yo ~

nicely played.

Comment by koshersalaami on January 15, 2018 at 7:54am

Missing comment. Catch 22, Your collaboration is necessary for the haiku to work

How does sound of dove

Sitting on a wire differ

From sound on the ground?

Comment by koshersalaami on January 15, 2018 at 7:55am

5/7/5 yes. Spirit, not at all. I know that. 

Comment by J.P. Hart on January 15, 2018 at 10:57am

two for one : rural road

haiku mountain old
shimmer: blue sea ancient
sun waves, warm spring seed

egret island stance
reflection glance: wing shadow
glimmer, mirror cloud

Comment by koshersalaami on January 15, 2018 at 1:14pm

Leaden white above 

Dull grey ice amid the white

Pawprints in old snow

Comment by catch-22 on January 15, 2018 at 5:19pm

I appreciate your clarification, kosh. Here’s to paw prints in old snow ~

Thanks for the paso doble, j.p.

island glance, royal
palm stance: ancient shimmer chance
icy white romance

rock rolling waves, rays
salty eyed stares, sea blue dreams
mirrors everywhere

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