BY JAN HAAG

INTRODUCTION + POETRY + MUSIC + TEXTILE ART + TRAVEL + ESSAYS + FICTION + HAAG'S BIO

ART & POETRY - ACCUMULATIONS

THE 2002 ACCUMULATIONS




GRADES I THROUGH IX

And the poems of DIRECTION

An Accumulation



**DIRECTIONS**



GRADE I

04-26-02

Four days to make The Grade --
As in life not enough time
Or is it energy missing?
Space?
Will?
The way?
Is that how Lao Tze got to
The Tao?
The World Starts At The Green Flower





GRADE II

04-26-02

How do I get to the Tao?
Up the grade? Up the hill?
Steep grade
Up up up
Tao up tao up tao up
Grade I
II
III
Curl Into Life At the Bodhi Leaf



GRADE III

04-26-02

A low grade fever is like
A shallow grave
A petty hill
Coasting
Down down down
Spill the grades
All over
The ground
Before Gowen's Tower



GRADE IV

04-26-02

Step up, hear the grade
Rank the quality
Class, person
"Also, a hybrid animal"
Cow
Sheep
Bull
Degree of inclination
From The Blue Tower Eye To The Sky



GRADE V

04-26-02

A road, a railroad
Rate of ascent
Descent
Arrange in a series
Degrade
Scale, rescale
Process, progress
Graded gradually
While Saraswati Strums Her Veena



GRADE VI

04-26-02

Gradate
To pass by insensible
Degrees
One color to another
Color
Step by step
Gradation
Up to Grade
Around The Disquisition Of The Eight







GRADE VII

04-26-02

I've thought it all out
I've got it down pat
The Grade
I'll make it yet
Mirror it
Reflect it
Grade its
Intensity
Among The Pipes Of The Crystal Orb



GRADE VIII

04-26-02

Foreign jewels
On the lip of time
Tattooing the hurry
The wait, the fright
The Tao
Remember The Tao
Up
Up
The Spiral Flight To Diamond Light



GRADE IX

04-26-02

Enough is enough
Is enough is enough
Whew!
Making The Grade
Is
Amazing
Nothingness
Rule me in
To Green Tower's Veil, Sun and Moon







GRADES, I through IX, An Accumulation
Mixed Media: wood, glass, paper, poems, jewels, leaves, paint, found objects, glue, thread
Dimensions: 6 1/8 x 6 1/8"

**DIRECTIONS**
Dimensions: 2 x 2 1/2", Twenty Pages, Nine Poems, Two Images



Copyright © 2002 Jan Haag
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Revised 07-16-07



Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: jhaag@u.washington.edu

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BY JAN HAAG


ART & POETRY - ACCUMULATIONS


POETRY + MUSIC + ESSAYS + TRAVEL + FICTION + TEXTILE ART

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO


21st CENTURY ART, C.E. - B.C., A Context