BY JAN HAAG

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

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO





LOOKING GLASS WORLD



May 20th

for Alice


seems a significant date
for deep surgery
on my part

to carve out the spate
of molten imagery
I carry in heart

deep wounds
of moldering despair,
hauntings of morning anxiety

sitting on dunes
in cyberspace awaiting repair
of thought, dream, hope, purity.

Build me mountains
wide at the base and high
at the top, high enough for birds

not to linger, nor fountains
to flow, nor for the wind to cry
over the passing, antlered, antelope herds.

Think of all this great world's widening hates
as venues for decoagulating emergencies.
An avalanche's whispering starts,

a sign to heaven to open her majestic gates,
let the meteors shower urgencies,
let harts dart from the Red Queen's artful tart.








Copyright © 2000 Jan Haag
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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




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