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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

The grey flame of Rasputin


Collaborative poem/ drawing by myself and Roman Scott, 8 February 1988.

The poem reads (italics are my portions):

The grey flame of Rasputin
& mountain tops flooded with the fingerpointing of elderly ladies
& rising segments of cheeks,
in sand for the winter

sand out of which bubbled orderly egg-carton shapes

A dell in Utah
under a scandinavic sun
I bend down, and find that the ground is hollow beneath, caked rocks held by tree-roots
a dead hulk of a black whale tree buried in sand
The crab, a withered hand, becomes a club
Bavarian wrinkles
kindly face
Red hair & blue eyes they have

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