Friday, November 13, 2015

Red Gothic Serif

Monday, November 2, 2015

All Souls Day, memento mori 13

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I have been posting a series of thirteen memento mori for All Souls Day. We started at 6am; this is the final panel. It has no title, and you are welcome to acknowledge your dead in the comments, either by name or with other words.

All Souls Day, memento mori 12

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For my mother

All Souls Day, memento mori 11

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For Melva

Memento Mori for All Souls Day

All Souls Day on A Black Brick

Today on my tumblr account, I am posting, every hour, a GLP or Samsara panel, as a series of memento mori for All Souls Day. We started at 6am, Pacific time. There will be ten panels re-blogged from earlier tumblr posts. The last three panels will be posted on all my blogs and Facebook, to make thirteen panels in all. For panels eleven and twelve, I intend to post two new works, one for my mother, and one for a friend of mine. The thirteenth and final panel will be without a title, and you are welcome to acknowledge your dead in the comments, either by name or with other words.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

100 Perpendicular Hearts


200 younger eyes, 200 slender hands,
divided by the mistaken horizon,
foreshadowed by miracle fragments,
laid under twigs and leaf-filled canopies.
100 perpendicular hearts
allotted to a new frame of midnight,
dropped into shouts descending
from the outer perimeter,
from the topmost ridge,
from remote and frozen water.
100 craniums sheathed
in flat spirals guarded
by imprecise allies.
100 spines bent early
by the pinch of impractical futures.
Coal is black.
Coal is always black.


You can also view a GLP cartoon titled "100 Perpindicular Hearts". I don't know if the poem and the cartoon illustrate each other, but they did happen coincidentally.

Nugatory (odds) VS. Purgatory (evens)


1. Heliotrope
2. Hell
3. Fritillaries
4. Fritters
5. Acrostical
6. Anabaptistical
7. Raffia
8. Traffic
9. Osprey
10. Offspring
11. Dovecote
12. White cliffs (Piedras Blancas!)
13. A hole in the water
14. Holy water
15. Knobby
16. Nobody
17. Crankshaft
18. Cantilever
19. Ink
20. Pink
21. Lupine
22. Vulpine
23. Plicata
24, Plague
25. Orangery
26. Lozenge

Thursday, February 26, 2015

1. of a new series


Georgette georgette georgette
all the curves of midnight
all my porcelain sunlight
all this taste of falling
never any chains of solace
never again a chance tomorrow
never gone past a window
muttering some last phrase
in brushed-glass italian

© lcmt 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Some of my favorite things from 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Geranium Lake Properties, Hila Station

I wanted to put my collection of Hila Station panels in one place. Starting at the top, these are numbers 9, 11, 18, 19, and the bottom one is the first of the Hila Station series. In 1992, from May 11th to September 7th, Wm. Yost produced twenty-one panels depicting the Hila Station Map. What it is exactly has never been explained, or where it is, what country, what planet, but I think of Zoo Station, and Bratsk Station, and the Paris Metro, the London Underground, the New York Subway, places as mythical as the canals of Mars.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Today I learned that I am orthogonal... an impressive review in Coldfront Magazine, of A Kick in the Eye, a collaboration between twelve artists/writers/poets, one of whom was myself.

Thank you to Lestaret, another one of the twelve, for these images.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Readable Poem: ferelea 700, v. 9

A Readable Poem: ferelea 700, version 8.2

A Readable Poem: ferelea 700, versions 5 thru 8.1

A Readable Poem: ferelea 700, versions 1 thru 4

A Readable Poem: ferelea 700, v. 0 (text)

ferelea 700
nalangua not
matrixes cohera
thirty-six profolu
rurothe ptc
incesing necrologi
lyiningd molds
urevedit basis
olfils receives
ients Conithin
inviting badmin

Friday, August 15, 2014

Four attempts to map hypergraphic hemispheres

Last day of summer

Sunday, August 17, will be the last day of summer repeats at Geranium Lake Properties. Tuesday, August 19, I will begin posting new panels of GLP regularly. The expected schedule will be every Tuesday and Thursday for new cartoons. On Sunday, but not every Sunday, I will continue with my favorites of previously posted GLP panels.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This could be your name, no. 105

This could be your name, no. 104

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Vispo at Coldfront Magazine

I have five pieces of visual poetry at Coldfront Magazine.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kneeling on the violet earth


If you had told me a year ago,
that my pair of yellow hands
would be lost, that my purple
and my white would be painted
into cropped pointy squares linked
by cutting-edge ambiance, fluted
between literary places, warped
with imaginary edges, bloated,
blistered, I would have known
what to look for.

I could have found iron antiquity
in broad-blown vessels glazed
to the brim with discoveries,
variables falsified and cracked
by fire. Or holiday corpses,
caged roosters, a solitary
living man in a black suit,
in a black house where
polar-blue light hung heavy
in north-south crosswires,
crowded with faint shapes
that might be dorsal fins,
broken oars, opuntia cacti.
I could have gathered
shining, sparkling, splendid
equidimensional particles,
taking them up,
throwing them out,
all the oxygen we could eat,
filling the blood orange chambers
of our jack-o-lantern hearts.

I could have exceeded your sway,
escaped your bygones, wrapped
your sabotage and subsequent
afterbirth in napkins tied
with shop cord and my last
undissolved sinew.

But you knew it all.
You knew
how to cross the equators,
you knew
what came after nothing,
you knew
this was our final year.
You were the only one
waiting to burn.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Geranium Lake Properties, the Opera

You can catch up on all the entries for The Blues, an Asemic Opera, appearing in my GLP cartoon. I think we are about two-thirds of the way through the whole thing.

This is not part of the opera, this is "Sky Rim Fire Mandala", part of the "Waking dreams of earth and air" series.

© 2014 lcmt