Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Pause and a Poem

The run up to last night's Book Launch and Reading for the publication of Past All Traps has sucked all the time and energy out of the room, so I'm going to take a week off from the "Sunday Service," which will  resume a week from today.

In the meantime, in the spirit of a new book and good times, a poem from Past All Traps:

plenty of room
left in the thimble
full of knowing

thrashing fish
knowing they're in a bucket
and not knowing
translated by David G. Lanoue

Past All Traps is now available through the Paypal button at the top right of this page ($8, postpaid) or via amazon for $10, plus $3.99 postage. 

And, now, I'm officially done with the shilling.


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Ed Baker said...

I have my copy
was suddenly struck

:that in the details everything is

as Don W. lets it as

"sitting straight -- Crow knows"


(as the cover indicates)

no&all dancing bones about it

Charles Gramlich said...

Ordered my copy.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles, just now got my hands on copies so will be preparing to send them out to the folks who have been waiting ... some for quite sometime.

Should go out in the mail next weekend as I am back to work at the job today and will be through Friday.

Thanks for the support!

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

no dancing bones about it! The monks on the cover in the midst of ecstatic dance didn't notice the temple burning around them ...

they just kept dancing ...

sounds awful familiar.

thanks, Ed.

Anonymous said...

&speaking sotospeak

bones :

Natalie Goldberg has done a very 'neat' book that just might

save a lot of grief:

her title ? :

Writing Down the Bones


Maria said...

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves last night at your reading; thank you so much for telling us about it! What a treat to hear poets read their own works. Best of luck!

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Yes, I remember that book, Ed - solid work.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Thanks so much. It was one of their best crowds for a reading and it seemed to go over well. I'm very happy you enjoyed it.