Notebook, September 9, 2021

Cover of Planet of the and dog....

As Haavikko said: “it takes a whole man
To listen to the wind.”
He was a post-war Finnish old boy.
He left out the women.
In my experience women hear the wind perfectly.
A pregnant women hears the wind
For two people.


I’ve been having tremendous dreams.
Autumn is coming and the nights are cool.
The fruit trees outside my windows
Are fragrant at night.
Each night I start a new life.


You can say whatever you like about time.
Seeing his wristwatch Transtromer
Said he could detect
Time’s imprisoned insect.
I like this.
Since I’m blind
My watch talks.
I hear the immortal
King of wind
Straining to free himself.


I write poems when sad:
An office–
Heart’s labor.
Some days my skull
Cries for it’s grave.
Each tree a feasible coffin.


Late September
Birds chafing against our landscape


It’s possible
I might be walking
With the last gods of summer
Behind me like stray dogs…

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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